Argentina defeated France on penalties after a 3-3 draw in the championship match to claim the 2022 FIFA World Cup. To assist his country win the title of world champions, Lionel Messi scored twice.
After Ousmane Dembele fouled the winger in the penalty area, Angel Di Maria was awarded a penalties, which Messi easily dispatched past Hugo Lloris. Argentina then added a second goal, with Di Maria putting the ball in from close range after a fantastic passing play that tore the Les Bleus apart.
Kylian Mbappe gave France hope late in the game with two consecutive goals, forcing extra time before Messi appeared with a third goal for Argentina in the 109th minute after a thorough VAR review determined that the goal was legitimate.