Didier Deschamps, France Coach had predicted that he will not allow the Lionel Messi, Argentina Super Football player lift the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup trophy.
As a coach, he said during the week ahead the World Cup Final, that, he would put all tactical and strategical structures in place to stop Lionel Messi from lifting the trophy.
But, Didier Deschamps words paid off as France maintained a strong defence against Argentina team led by the cynosure of almost all the whole eyes in the world, Lionel Messi.
First half of the game, Lionel Messi led Argentina gave France embarrassing 2:0.
The embarrassment made Didier Deschamps words a mere talk, like that of empty vessel.
But Argentina met the greatest shock when France equalized the 2 goals at the beginning of the second half of the game.
The game ended 2:2 and thereafter, the defending champions dragged the ball to 3:3 at the end of extra time.
And victory came to Lionel Messi led Argentina in a penalty shoot out of 4:2.
La Albiceleste had drawn 3-3 against France after 120 minutes at Lusail Stadium.
Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria put Argentina 2-0 up in the first half, but Kylian Mbappe scored a brace in the second half to force the game into extra time.
However, Messi scored for Argentina in 108 minutes before Mbappe completed his hat-trick as he scored a late extra-time second-half goal to force the game into a penalty shootout.
Finally, the 35 years old Lionel Messi lifted the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup trophy. He buried Didier Deschamps words of impossibility.
Argentina became World Cup champion for the third time after defeating France at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday in Lusail city in Qatar.
Argentina won their first ever World Cup trophy in 1978.
Argentina again, won their last World Cup trophy in 1986.
A year before Lionel Messi was born in June, 1987.
For 36 years, Argentina struggled to reclaim their lost glory but to no avail untill Lionel Messi inspired Argentina team broke the barrier on Sunday at Lusail Stadium.
An elated Lionel Messi did not only lift the trophy but he kissed the FIFA World Cup 🏆 as he picked up the Golden Ball for player of the tournament.
Other Argentinian players received their first-place medals, and celebrated their victory on the podium, kissing the trophy and lifting it into the air. Emiliano Martinez won goalkeeper of the tournament.
Sunday’s match was Argentina’s sixth World Cup final.
The Albicelestes and LesBleus have met three times before at the World Cup, with two victories for Argentina and 1 for France.