During the FIFA World Cup 2022, Google received the most searches. This should indicate how well the tournament made an impression with its final round on December 18, 2022, at Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
After 26 years, Lionel Messi finally brought the title back to Argentina. He ran for a double throughout the game, with the first coming in the 23rd minute on a penalty. In the 36th minute, the game’s second goal was scored by Maria. It remained all about defending the possession, which they did until the French came down with their attacking player, Mbappe.
In the final match of the FIFA World Cup, Mbappe penned history by scoring a hat trick. However, France was unable to successfully defend their championship. Brazil and Pele have achieved this record. The team won the championship in 1958 and retained it in 1962.
What began with an intriguing loss, or rather a surprise, for Argentina versus Saudi Arabia has undoubtedly reached a dramatic conclusion. Saudi Arabia won the opening match of their respective group by a score of 2-1. It was followed by two losses against Poland and Mexico, after which Argentina secured a spot in the round of 16 alongside Poland from Group C.
France had a better start in the tournament. Deschamps saw his men lose only in the last event of the pool stage. It was mostly because a lot of players were rested after securing a spot in the Round of 16.
The final contest was quite close till the end of extra time. Argentina appeared to be on the verge of making it before the conclusion. Mbappe performed admirably with a double that began with a penalty shootout in the 80th minute. It took him less than one hundred seconds to score the equalizer.
Messi gave Argentina a winning lead in the 108th minute. Just when the Argentine fans started celebrating, Mbappe entered the picture again to ruin the moment for them. After his hand led to a penalty, Montiel felt the pressure. Martinez missed his shot for the third time, the fourth if one adds the penalty round.
Scoring a hat trick gave Mbappe the top position for the Golden Boot. Messi took home the Golden Ball for being the best player. Football sports betting was running on emotions to favor Argentina. Participants have fortunately gone home with decent winnings.
Lionel Messi may not appear in the FIFA World Cup anymore, as stated by the player himself before defeating France in the finals held at Qatar. Mbappe, on the other hand, has at least three more chances to bring the Cup home for the second time in his career.
Qatar garnered a lot of praise for being a wonderful host, but the ball will continue to roll. The government has agreed to exert pressure on FIFA and Qatar to disclose accurate data on human rights violations. The Head of Economic & Social Justice at Amnesty International, Steve Cockburn, addressed the media and stated that human rights issues would continue to be discussed long after the event.