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Lionel Messi stars as Argentina defeat France on penalties to win 3rd World Cup crown


Argentina have been crowned the 2022 FIFA World Cup champions after beating France in the final.

La Albiceleste had drawn 3-3 against France after 120 minutes at Lusail Stadium.

Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria put Argentina 2-0 up in the first half, but Kylian Mbappe scored a brace in the second half to force the game into extra time.

However, Messi scored for Argentina in 108 minutes before Mbappe completed his hat-trick as he scored a late extra-time second-half goal to force the game into a penalty shootout.

Argentina eventually won 4-2 on a penalty shootout to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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