Might be the best World Cup Finals 2022 in Qatar ended yesterday and you know what, it is one of the best World Cup finals in record history. What a game both nations played through-out the whole 120 minutes. Nothing can separate them from normal time and extra time. Everything went to penalty shoot-out. Against Argentina in a penalty shoot-out, deep down everyone knows who is the winner is.
World Cup 2022 is the first to be held in the Middle East and in a majority-Muslim country. The tournaments began with a call for cultural sensitivity and a beer ban, but ended with a champagne toast and the celebration of a cultural icon.
At the end of the World Cup and the crazy finals both nations gave once more, can be consider as the best world cup finals, played.
Messi's World Cup
In the epic final, Lionel Messi, widely regarded as the greatest football player in history finally achieved the one prize that had eluded him by leading Argentina to victory over France in a penalty shootout. As fireworks exploded from the roof of a packed stadium Messi lifted the gold World Cup trophy and paused to give it a gentle kiss. What a sight to see, and the happiness on Messi face, the players, and the fans.
Messi scored a total of seven goals in the tournament six of which gave Argentina the lead. His two goals in the final also made him the first player in history to score in all five rounds of a World Cup - the group stage, round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, and final. Argentina talisman Messi saved them right from the group stage of the world, which now seems a long time ago.
When the match was over, FIFA President Gianni Infantino presented the World Cup trophy to Messi, who may have done more than any other player to deserve it. Overwhelmed with emotion, Messi exclaimed, "We've done it! We couldn't have asked for more. What can I say? We were destined to become world champions and now we are!" His celebration was a mix of joy and tears.
Legged and Faded France
France played the first half of the world cup final like they were entitled to win the whole tournament. Secondly, it felt they did not come pretty. Argentina tactics was to attack France right side defense with long diagonal balls for Di Maria to run through. That's how France concede the first goal by a penalty.
As Deschamp said, "we did not come out to play in the first half".
The events in the first half with two goals down and with a sight of desperation. Giroud and Antoine Griezmann were subsequently replaced by Kingsley Coman and Thuram. France brought on hungry players and fresh legs. It did not fix France's problem quickly. As they needed control in midfielder during the last quarter of the game in the first half. France could not connect their midfield and attack together.
Kolo Muani's impact rose, Argentina began to experience some sort of weak legs syndrome.
Mbappe scored twice in the 80th and 81st seconds, the second on an incredible volley.
Secondly, France attack did not put much pressure to Argentina attack. Their shot on target came in the 68 minute of the game. During the events of the second half, and a quick substitution once more.
Kolo Muani's impact rose, Argentina began to experience some sort of weak legs syndrome. Mbappe scored twice in the 80th and 81st seconds, the second on an incredible volley. What a beautiful hit, and goal. At the age of 23, combining youth with talent and killer instinct, we have a new face of football soon.
Argentina Runs The Team
Argentina players know how to run and keep on applying pressure from the start. They are a team which sets-up to play according to the nation their are against. A flexible strategy which they can play with a 4-4-2 or a 4-3-3. And lastly, they know how to maintain and keep with their plan.
Lately, with the Argentina tournament, they are slowly getting famous of their penalty shoot-out. Especially Mr Martinez who is one of the best stoppers in the world. His antics, his mind-games, I have to wonder back how long ago that he lost in a penalty shoot-out. You know that he will at least save one penalty as well.
Lastly, Best World Cup Finals Because..
We saw Mbappe scored a world cup finals hat-trick, but lose the ultimate price. We saw Mbappe scoring the volley of the tournament and becoming the highest scoring player in the World with 8 goals, but was on the losing side.
The #FIFAWorldCup 2022 Golden Boot Winner.— Opta Analyst (@OptaAnalyst) December 18, 2022
Kylian Mbappé scored eight goals, the most at a men's World Cup since Ronaldo in 2002. pic.twitter.com/jIPslSsbo2
We saw Messi carrying his team, running, spraying amazing beautiful passes, and being the ultimate winner. We saw Argentina players crying of winning the world cup after 36 years. Argentina getting their third world cup star before France. A update by Messi saying, this ultimately might be his last tournament with Argentina.
Qatar World Cup 2022, got the ultimate end off at the end. Starting off with some turbalence, but ended up getting the world cup they wanted. One of the greatest player of all times, playing club football in PSG, winning the world cup in Doha. With the next greatest talent coming in Mbappe, producing an amazing performance through-out the world cup.
What's next, well the premier league is going to be in action soon.