Argentina defeated France 4-2 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals giving Lionel Messi (perhaps the greatest player in the history of soccer) his first World Cup trophy.
From the New York Times:
Argentina has claimed its third World Cup title with its victory in the penalty shootout against France, capping an extraordinary final that saw it take a two-goal lead, give it away in a blur, seize it back in extra time and then surrender it again.
It was never going to be easy for Messi but here he is: A World Cup champion at 35, a man with no boxes left to tick in his career, a player who can rightly claim his place in the argument as the best of all time.
🇦🇷 ¡¡¡Argentina hoy no DUERME señores!!!
🌟 Llegó la tercera #FIFAWorldCup después de 36 años.
🐐 Gracias a #Messi, Lionel Scaloni, Ángel Di María y compañía 👏
— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) December 18, 2022
Just look at how happy Lionel Messi is 💙
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) December 18, 2022
MESSI AND ARGENTINA LIFT THE 2022 FIFA WORLD CUP TROPHY 🏆🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/ykYsPchLkX
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 18, 2022
Argentina has won the World Cup by beating France 4-2 in a penalty shootout in the final. https://t.co/2GDEv9suUv
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) December 18, 2022