Argentina secured a dramatic 4-2 penalty shootout win over France to lift the FIFA World Cup on Sunday. Messi and Di Maria had given Argentina a 2-0 lead in the first half. Mbappe scored two goals in as many minutes to bring France back but all went in vain.    

With this win, Lionel Messi has become the first player to score a goal in all knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup. Messi is also the only player to record an assist in five editions of the World Cup.

    

Lionel Messi's Argentina lift FIFA World Cup 2022 after dramatic penalties win over France

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Lionel Messi and Argentina finally won the World Cup on penalties as Kylian Mbappe's hat-trick went in vain on Sunday.

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Messi scored a brace and Di Maria also put in one as Argentina had full control of the game until Mbappe powered an incredible comeback from France as the match ended 3-3 after extra time.

The second half started almost in the same vain as the first one with Argentina looking to get a third goal and kill off the game. De Paul had a volley on goal in the 48th minute but it was easily saved.

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With this win, Lionel Messi has become the first player to score a goal in all knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup. Messi is also the only player to record an assist in five editions of the World Cup.