Argentina Won the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Penalties

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Key Points

  • Argentina won the 2022 FIFA World Cup on penalties.
  • Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia with 2-1.
  • Kylian Mbappe won the Golden Boot scoring 8 goals.
  • The World Cup Qatar final went to extra-time and to penalty shootout.

Argentina won the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 final against France in a thrilling match that ended in penalties. After ninety minutes of action, the two teams were tied at 3-3, setting up the penalty shootout. Argentina’s captain, Lionel Messi, led the way for his nation and scored the decisive penalty, ensuring victory for Argentina. 

The 2022 World Cup has been a tournament unlike any other. It has united the world, bringing fans together from every corner of the globe with no exceptions. The most memorable moment of the tournament here at Betyep will certainly be Saudi Arabia’s stunning 2-1 victory over Argentina in the Group Stage. 

Furthermore, Tunisia’s shock 1-0 win over France took many by surprise. Not many bettors had that coming, even our own moneyline expert prediction were totally out of the blue.

However, the most memorable thing about this tournament will be Morocco’s journey to the Semi-Finals – the first team in history that an African nation has achieved this feat. 

Additionally, people will remember this World Cup as being Lionel Messi’s last, and as being the only major title he is yet to win to complete his impressive career. Before this event, many criticised it. But, we all can agree on one thing, Qatar 2022 will undoubtedly go down as one of the most memorable World Cups in history.

A Sensational Performance from Argentina

Throughout the FIFA World Cup Argentina has been an exciting affair from start to finish. The team’s attack was led by Messi, who was supported by the likes of Di Maria, Dybala, and Alvarez. 

The performance of Argentina in the World Cup was impressive, considering the fact that they won their group with 6 points, ahead of Poland and Mexico. They went on to beat Australia with a comfortable 2-1 victory in the Round of 16. Additionally, the Quarter Final was especially thrilling, with a nerve-wracking game against the Netherlands. 

The match ended in a draw after Argentina had a 2-0 lead. It went on to extra time and to a penalty shootout that they managed to win. This is a testament to the strength and determination of the Argentinian team and their commitment to the World Cup.

In the Semi-Final of the FIFA World Cup Qatar, Argentina humiliated the Croatian team with a 3-0 victory. Croatian players Ivan Perisic and Mateo Kovacic had a fair chance to win the game, but it was Lionel Messi who scored the first goal on a penalty, and Julian Alvarez who struck a sensational brace of two goals, sealing the victory for Argentina. 

It’s fair to say, the Croatian team was left in shock as they were unable to get on the scoresheet. Argentina won comfortably with no effort to progress to the final.

A FIFA World Cup Final That Will be Remembered

In the final, the Argentinians faced a formidable French side that had a consistent performance throughout the tournament. Their only surprise hiccup came in the Group Stage when they lost against Tunisia. 

The FIFA World Cup 2022 Final will go down in history as one of the most thrilling games of all time. Despite being captained by the 2022 World Cup Golden Boot winner Kylian Mbappe, along with Antoine Griezmann, Dembele, and Giroud, it was Messi that scored a penalty in the 23rd minute to give Argentina the lead. Moreover, 36 minutes into the game Angel di Maria doubled Argentina’s lead and it looked like this World Cup belonged to Argentina.

It would take 80 minutes for Mbappe to respond with a penalty, and one minute later he equalises with a stunning volley, taking the game to extra time. Messi restored Argentina’s lead, but in the 118th minute, Mbappe nets a hat-trick to set up a shootout decider

In the end, Argentina held their nerve to win the World Cup on penalties and give Messi a fitting send-off. This victory marks a huge achievement for Argentina, who had not won the World Cup since 1986. It’s a moment that will go down in history as one of the greatest World Cup stories of all time.

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