Argentina win World Cup 2022 on penalties after epic 3-3 draw vs France

Argentina players celebrate a goal against France in the World Cup final 2022.
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Argentina have won their first World Cup since 1986 after surviving a late comeback from France and overcoming Les Bleus on penalties after an extraordinary period of extra time and an epic 3-3 draw after 120 minutes.

Lionel Messi gave Argentina the lead from the penalty spot after 23 minutes of the opening period and Angel Di Maria extended their lead following a flowing team move later in the half.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.