Argentina’s route through the 2022 FIFA World Cup has been one of ups and downs with Lionel Messi. They won the World Cup in Qatar after losing their initial game to underdog Saudi Arabia. Argentina in the end manages to win the World Cup , Messi gets the perfect retirement.
Argentina was one of the favorites to win the coveted title entering the 2022 FIFA World Cup after winning the Copa America.
Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez will have every reason to be haughtily basking in the warmth of an extraordinary night in the Arabian desert years from now when all of the Argentine players talk to their grandchildren about winning their third World Cup.
He made the save of his life in the last seconds of extra time before performing his heroics in the penalty shootout, denying Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni’s spot-kicks to help Argentina secure a 4-2 victory on penalties.
Argentina’s journey through the group stage:
Their World Cup run, however, did not begin as planned. In their initial Group C matchup with Saudi Arabia, they suffered a 2-1 loss. Messi scored the game’s first goal in the 10th minute, but the Saudi Arabians mounted an incredible comeback.
Argentina’s dreams of qualifying were on the line, so Messi stepped up and scored the game’s first goal against Mexico. With a screamer from Enzo Fernandez, the Albiceleste won 2-0 to seal the victory.
Only a victory versus Poland in their third and final Group C game would ensure a place in the Qatar World Cup’s knockout rounds. Messi missed a penalty kick to give the game a terrible start. However, Argentina managed to win that game as well.
Sad day for Kylian Mbappe.
One has to feel sad for Kylian Mbappe. The 23 year old France play wins the Golden Boot with 12 tournament goals. He gave his all in throughout the tournament. However it seems it is not in the stars for Mbappe yet. One advantage Mbappe has is his age, at 23 years old he has a lot of time and potential to win a world cup trophy.
Today is a day for Lionel Messi, the legend who finally retires from International Football by winning the World Cup. Fans all around the World were tied to their seats to watch the legend have the perfect retirement.
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