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Messi leads Argentina to World Cup win in final show

Lionel Messi sent the Lusail stadium into raptures as he finally realised his dream of winning a World Cup, guiding Argentina to glory through a nerve-wracking penalty shootout against France in Qatar in one of the greatest ever finals.READ ALSO

Argentinian fans the world over erupted in wild celebrations as their team prevailed, scoring every spot kick while France squandered two of their efforts amid the mind games of Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

Argentina were in firm control of this game after Lionel Messi scored the first goal of the game via the penalty spot before Angel Di Maria doubled Argentina’s lead.

A crazy 97 second period saw Kylian Mbappe net twice to pull France level. Messi restored Argentina’s lead in extra-time but Mpabbe’s hat-trick took the game to a penalty shoot-out.

Argentina triumphed 4-2 in the shoot-out to start the celebrations.

Mbappe is just the second player to score three times in a World Cup final, matching the effort of England’s Geoff Hurst in 1966.

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