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Lionel Messi lead Argentina in stunning 2022 World Cup victory beating the FIFA defending champion France 4-2 on penalties after enthralling 3-3 over the 120 minute game.

In game will go down in history as one of the greatest game. France came from behind twice to send the game into penalties. Lionel Messi will take the headlines, but Kylian Mbappe was the first player to score a hat trick in the World Cup final since the England Sir Geoff Hurst in year of 1966.

Argentina for the opening 80 minutes fame and look to be cruising to their First World Cup title since year 1986. Messi fire his side ahead from penalty spot in 23rd minute after Ousmene Dembele was have tripped Angel Di Maria although it looked to be a soft decision.

But Les Bleus came roaring back into tie when they handed a lifeline in the 79th minute as substitute Randal Kolo Muani was tripped by Nicolas Otamendi. Kylian Mbappe scored the first spot in the evening, before stunning second just 90 seconds later to take the game to extra time.

Lionel Messi he had won for his side rebounded strike was given by goal line in the 108th minute. France awarded another penalty after Montiel was penalised for handball. Kylian Mbappe stepped up for a second and beat Emiliano Martinez and back France in tie for second time and send game into penalties again. The 23 year old took the first kick of the shootout.

Big moments of the game:

23 mins: Messi opens with the first penalty of the game after Dembele foul on Di Maria.
36 mins: Di Maria adds second Argentina goal on the counter-attack after superb Mac Allister pas.

41 mins: Giroud and Dembele taken off, replaced by Thuram and Kolo Muani.

80 mins: Mbappe scores first France goal from the penalty spot after Otamendi foul on Kolo Muani.

82 mins: Mbappe scores his second goal to level for France with a stunning strike.
90+7 mins: Lloris tips Messi's shot from range over the bar.

105+1 mins: Two Martinez chances blocked by Upamecano.

108 mins: Messi sees Argentina back ahead after scoring from Martinez's rebound.

117 min: Mbappe sees France level again after Montiel handball.

Penalties: Montiel scores winning penalty in the shootout to win the game for Argentina.

Emiliano Martinez won Golden Glove and saying he was calm during the penalties. "I am proud of the work they did. It is an exciting group. With the blows we received today, with the draws, this makes you emotional. I want to tell people to enjoy, it's a historic moment for our country.

Player of the Match: Kylian Mbappe

It's hard to believe that Mbappe is just 23. He featured in the two World Cup finals with his own hat-trick on Sunday was first treble in final in almost 56 years. Kylian Mbappe could not done more to win for his country, but does come away with the tournament's Golden Boot.

"Messi should be the centre of attention and it feels right that he has won a World Cup. It feels like destiny was there for him and he's contributed enormous amounts during this tournament.

Lionel Messi Achievements:

He became the first player in World Cup history to score in a group stage, round of 16, quarter final semi-final and also in the finals in single edition of the tournament match.

Lionel Messi made his 26th appearance in a World Cup match, he become all time record holder os the most games played in the match.

Lionel Messi scored 26 goals in Major International Tournaments for Argentina (13 Copa America, 13 World Cup) most of any South American player in history across two competitions overtaking Cristiano Ronaldo.

Kylian Mbappe of France and Lionel Messi of Argentina was first ever World Cup final to see both teams have a player scored twice. Kylian Mbappe himself was only second ever hat-trick scorer in World Cup final.

Lionel Messi has finally done it.

Argentina won the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Sunday, defeating France in penalty kicks in one of the most dramatic matches in the history of the sport. After a 3-3 tie through extra time, Argentina won 4-2 in penalty kicks.

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