The 2022 World Cup final between Argentina and France was played at Lusail Stadium. Argentina took an early 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria.
Di Maria’s inclusion in Lionel Scaloni’s attacking Argentina lineup came as a surprise, but he wasted no time in proving his worth.
With minimal contact, the Juventus winger duped Ousmane Dembele into a clumsy foul in the area, and Lionel Messi capitalised by sending Hugo Lloris the wrong way for his sixth goal of the tournament, boosting Argentina’s chances of winning the World Cup.
Di Maria then capped a sublime counterattack in which Messi, Julian Alvarez, and the brilliant Alexis MacAllister worked together to dismantle France.
The Sporting News is keeping tabs on Argentina and France’s 2022 World Cup match, providing live scoring updates and highlights. See below for the final scores from the World Cup in Qatar.
Argentina vs France final score (Argentina win 4-2 on penalties)
|1st Half||2nd Half||Extra time||Final|
ARG — Lionel Messi (penalty) — 23rd minute.
ARG — Angel Di Maria (Alexis Mac Allister) — 36th minute.
FRA — Kylian Mbappe (penalty) — 80th minute.
FRA — Kylian Mbappe (Marcus Thuram) — 81th minute.
ARG — Lionel Messi — 108th minute.
FRA — Kylian Mbappe (penalty) — 118th minute.
Argentina (4-3-3, right to left): 23. E. Martinez (GK) — 26. Molina, 13. Romero, 19. Otamendi, 3. Tagliafico — 7. De Paul, 24. E. Fernandez, 20. Mac Allister — 11. Di Maria, 10. Messi, 9. Alvarez
France (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Lloris (GK) — 5. Kounde, 4. Varane, 18. Upamecano, 22. T. Hernandez — 7. Griezmann, 8. Tchouameni, 14. Rabiot — 11. Dembele, 9. Giroud, 10. Mbappe