By Rebecca Nantale
Lionel Messi finally delivered Argentina’s third World Cup crown on Sunday in a dramatic master piece in Qatar. In a game that will go down in history as one of the greats, France twice came from behind to send the game to penalties.
Argentina beat France 4-2 in a penalty shoot after both teams played out to a 3 goal a piece in the much anticipated final.
Kylian Mbappe scored the first ever world cup final hat-trick since 1966, whilst Messi scored a brace to keep his side in the game.
Argentina started off strong in Sunday’s match, and had gained a 2-0 lead over France by half-time. Both Messi and Angel Di Maria scored goals during the first half of the game.
Mbappe scored his France’s first goal in the 71st minute, and quickly followed up with another. His extra time strike from the spot would earn him the tournament golden boot.