The Brazilian star Neymar da Silva congratulated his colleague in Paris Saint-Germain, the French Argentine star, Lionel Messi, after winning the 2022 World Cup title, at the expense of France with a penalty shootout, 4-2, after the end of the original and extra time with a positive draw 3-3, in the meeting that brought them together at Lusail Stadium.
Neymar wrote on his Twitter account, “Congratulations, brother.”
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) December 18, 2022
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is the third to be decided by penalty kicks, after the two versions in 1994 in the United States of America, after Brazil’s victory over Italy, with a score of 3-2 after a goalless tie, and 2006 in favor of Italy at the expense of France, with a score of 5-3, after a tie. Positive 1 – 1.
Argentina vs France
Argentine star Lionel Messi scored the first goal for the Argentina national team against France via a penalty kick in the 23rd minute of the match time.
According to the global “Opta” network specialized in world football numbers and statistics, Lionel Messi holds the record for most matches played in the World Cup (26).
Lionel Messi has now 26 matches, surpassing German legend Lothar Matthews, who has 25 matches, and comes in third place, German Miroslav Klose, with 24 matches.
The “Opta” statistics network also mentioned that Messi became the first player in the history of the World Cup to succeed in scoring during all stages of the tournament, “groups, the final price, the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final match.”
Angel Di Maria scored the second goal for the Argentine national team, against his French counterpart, in the 36th minute of the match time.
Kylian Mbappe scored the first goal for France through a penalty in the 80th minute of the match.
Mbappe added the second goal with a wonderful shot that hit the Argentine net in the 82nd minute of the match.
Legend Lionel Messi scored the third goal for Argentina against his French counterpart in the 109th minute of the match.
Kylian Mbappe scored France’s third goal, completing his personal “hat-trick”, via a penalty kick in the 117th minute of the match.
Hugo Lloris, the goalkeeper of the French national team, set a record in the history of the World Cup, after playing the final match of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, against his Argentine counterpart.
And the “Opta” statistics network stated that Lloris became the most participating goalkeeper in the history of the World Cup with 20 matches, surpassing the previous record registered in the name of German Manuel Neuer with 19 matches.
Argentina vs France 2022
France qualified for the 2022 World Cup final, after defeating Morocco 2-0. The first goal came in the 5th minute of the match through Theo Hernandez, and in the 79th minute, substitute Kolo Mwani scored the second goal from a defensive error by the Atlas Lions. .
While the Argentine national team qualified at the expense of Croatia in the semi-final round of the global competition, with three goals free of charge, in the confrontation that was held between them at the “Lusail” stadium, within the semi-final competitions of the 2022 World Cup.