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Argentina Win World Cup Final Against France On Penalties

After Argentina's Lionel Messi tapped in for a 3-2 lead in the 109th, France's striker completed his hat-trick in the 118th with another spot-kick.

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Argentina Win World Cup Final Against France On Penalties

Argentina won the World Cup on Sunday, defeating defending champions France 4-2 on penalties following a thrilling 3-3 draw after extra time.

The thrilling game was already being dubbed the greatest World Cup final seconds after it finished.

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Argentina’s goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved Kingsley Coman’s penalty, and Aurelien Tchouameni shot wide to give Argentina its first world title since 1986, and third overall.

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France had rallied from a two-goal down to tie the game after 90 minutes, with Kylian Mbappé scoring twice in two minutes, including an 80th-minute penalty.

After Argentina’s Lionel Messi tapped in for a 3-2 lead in the 109th, France’s striker completed his hat-trick in the 118th with another spot-kick.

Argentina had taken a 2-0 lead in the first half thanks to Messi, who converted a 23rd-minute penalty in his record-breaking 26th World Cup appearance.

Alexis MacAllister’s cutback found Angel Di Maria, who finished well, and they struck again with a sublime four-pass counterattack.

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