Argentina defeated France 4-2 on penalties to win the 2022 World Cup after a bizarre 120-minute 3-3 draw. Kingsley Coman and Aurélien Tchouaméni both missed their subsequent penalty kicks, and Gonzalo Montiel converted the game-winning penalty to win the match.
After Ousmane Dembele knocked down Angel Di Maria, Messi scored the game’s first goal from 12 yards away. In the 36th minute, Di Maria extended his country’s advantage by converting Alexis Mac Allister’s assist.
Then Kylian Mbappe stole the show with two goals in two minutes to tie the game and send it to overtime. With a score in the 108th minute, Messi reclaimed the attention, but Mbappe’s penalty with two minutes remaining kept the game alive.
Before Montiel’s game-winning penalty, Messi, Paulo Dybala, and Leandro Parades scored 12-yard goals in the subsequent shootout to clinch the victory. Argentina also took home several other tournament honors, making the Jules Rimet trophy not the only one up for grabs.
Enzo Fernandez received the FIFA Young Player award, given to the young player of the competition, following several standout performances in Argentina’s midfield, including an outstanding performance in the championship game. Only in Argentina’s last group match against Poland did the Benfica star receive his first start.
Emiliano Martinez, who twice assisted Argentina in winning on penalties, won the Golden Glove trophy given to the competition’s top goalkeeper. The Aston Villa goalkeeper stopped two penalty kicks as his nation defeated the Netherlands in the quarterfinals before stopping Coman in the championship game.
Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi were set to win the last two prizes, the Golden Boot for the tournament’s top scorer and the Golden Ball for the most outstanding player. Mbappe won the golden boot with eight goals after his hat trick in the championship.
Kylian Mbappe Wins Golden Boot
However, the Golden Ball winner, recognized as the finest player at the 2022 World Cup, will depart Qatar with two trophies.
Kylian Mbappe’s Golden Boot victory ended the World Cup competition in Qatar in 2022’s best goalscorer category.
With five goals and six games played before the final, Lionel Messi held the top spot, followed by Kylian Mbappe, who also had the same number of purposes. However, the Frenchman’s brilliant hat trick sent him to the top with a total of 8 goals.
At the 1982 World Cup in Spain, the Golden Boot trophy—awarded to the World Cup player with the most goals—was presented for the first time.
The player who scores the most goals in the championship game is given the Golden Boot. The number of assists (as selected by the FIFA Technical Study Group) will decide if two or more players score the same goals.
If there are still two or more players tied after adjusting for assists, the number of tournament minutes played will be considered, with the player who played the fewest minutes being rated first.
At the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Emiliano Martinez took the top individual honors.
Messi won the Golden Ball, given to the competition’s best player, only moments before collecting the World Cup title for the first time following Argentina’s thrilling penalty shootout victory over France.
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