FIFA World Cup 2022, Argentina vs. France | Messi scores penalty to offer Argentina lead

FIFA World Cup 2022, Argentina vs. France | Messi scores penalty to offer Argentina lead
FIFA World Cup 2022, Argentina vs. France | Messi scores penalty to offer Argentina lead
Lionel Messi scores Argentina’s first goal from the penalty spot at Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar on December 18, 2022

Lionel Messi scores Argentina’s first aim from the penalty spot at Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar on December 18, 2022
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MESSI CONVERTS FROM THE SPOT!!!! Lloris dives to the fitting whereas Messi coolly locations it on the fitting backside nook


PENALTY FOR ARGENTINA!! Di Maria runs into the field from the left flank and will get into the field. Dembele is available in with a sort out and Di Maria journeys and falls off with the faintest of touches!! A really tender penalty to say the least


CHANCE!! Free kick for France as Theo Hernandez was fouled on the left flank. Griezmann takes the kick and he floats in a looking cross. Giroud jumps larger than all of the defenders to get to the ball however the ball goes broad


DI MARIA!! What have you ever finished? The Juventus playmaker squanders a sitter! Messi put in an excellent run within the center to seek out De Paul within the remaining third. The latter then dished out a brief cross in the direction of Di Maria whose shot is nowhere close to the aim put up!


Argentina begins to assault but once more as Otamendi beneficial properties management of the ball and makes an attempt an extended ball in the direction of Molina on the fitting however the ball travels faster than anticipated for a France throw


Just as we converse, France on the counter as Dembele initiates it. He finds Mbappe on the left simply on the fringe of the field. The PSG star then will get a by way of ball contained in the field however Molina and Emi Martinez staff as much as dissolve the risk


Argentina is testing the French protection repeatedly whereas additionally having fun with a higher possrssion. France is unable to create a counter as it’s dropping the ball always


Lloris is down and in ache following a collision with Romero contained in the field as they challenged for a rebound. Medical representatives rush in and the Tottenham keeper is up on his ft very quickly. Lloris doesn’t look proud of the choice to let Romero with out a card as Marciniak, the match official, determined to let the play proceed


Argentina seems threatening. Di Maria troubles the French protection contained in the field and piuts in a go to seek out de Paul on the fringe of the field. The latter shoots however the ball goes out after taking a deflection


Constant assault from the Argentina frontline as France is pressured to maintain the ball inside its personal half. Mac Allister lastly decides to let one fly manner outdoors the field however the ball goes straight to Lloris


CLOSE!!! Messi begins Argentina assault as he finds di Maria on the left. The latter then whips out a cross contained in the field. Alvarez will get a foot to it however Lloris saves it with out bother


Free kick for France as Griezmann is fouled by De Paul


Antoine Griezmann will get his first contact of the match as France begins from proper to left. France is chasing its second consecutive WC trophy whereas Messi hunts for his first ever

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Argentina’s Lionel Messi is displayed on a big screen inside the stadium before the match.

Argentina’s Lionel Messi is displayed on a giant display contained in the stadium earlier than the match.
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France coach Didier Deschamps reverted to his most popular lineup after centre again Dayot Upamecano and Adrien Rabiot shook off a virus that had dominated them out of the semi-final towards Morocco.

Upamecano begins alongside Raphael Varane after the Manchester United defender additionally recovered from a virus, whereas Olivier Giroud begins up entrance flanked by Kylian Mbappe on his left and Ousmane Dembele on his proper.

The World Cup champions will earn $42 million in prize cash for his or her soccer federation whereas the dropping staff within the remaining will get $30 million from a FIFA prize fund of $440 million.

Not all the cash goes to gamers, however they’re anticipated to get a very good chunk of it. France gamers similar to Kylian Mbappé are in line to be paid a bonus of 554,000 euros ($586,000) by their federation for successful the ultimate, French sports activities every day L’Equipe reported.

Third-place staff Croatia earned $27 million in prize cash and Morocco, which ended up in fourth, can be paid $25 million.


Argentina: Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Nahuel Molina, Nicolas Tagliafico, Rodrigo De Paul, Alexis Mac Allister, Enzo Fernandez, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi (captain), Julian Alvarez

France: Hugo Lloris (captain), Jules Kounde, Raphael Varane, Dayot Upamecano, Theo Hernandez, Antoine Griezmann, Aurelien Tchouameni, Adrien Rabiot, Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe

(With enter from Reuters, AP)

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