Following a tense 3-3 draw after extra time, Argentina defeated reigning champions France 4-2 on penalties to win the World Cup on Sunday.
With the help of goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, Argentina won their third World Cup and first since 1986. Kingsley Coman’s penalty was saved, while Aurelien Tchouameni’s shot went wide.
Kylian Mbappe scored twice in two minutes, including a penalty kick in the 80th minute, as France fought back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game after 90 minutes.
After Lionel Messi of Argentina scored a tap-in goal to make it 3-2 in the 109th, the France striker completed his hat trick with another penalty kick in the 118th.
Messi, making a record-breaking 26th World Cup appearance, put Argentina ahead 2-0 with a 23rd-minute penalty goal.
They scored again on a beautiful counterattack of four passes when Alexis Mac Allister’s cutback was converted into a goal by Angel Di Maria.