For their contentious celebration of the FIFA World Cup 2022 trophy, Lionel Messi and Argentina have been subject to disciplinary action from FIFA.
Argentina defeated France in the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, where Lionel Messi ruled supreme. In a thrilling final, the CONMEBOL team had to win on penalties to beat France 4-2.
Argentina’s captain Messi scored Argentina’s first goal in the 23rd minute. Converting a penalty kick after Angel Di Maria was fouled in the French box.
Di Maria made it 2-0 with an assist from Alexis MacAllister in the 36th minute of a quick counterattack. While Kylian Mbappe staged a comeback for France, it appeared that Argentina would easily win in the second half.
Within 97 seconds, the PSG striker restored parity to the game. In the 80th minute, Kolo Muani was fouled in the Argentinean box. Resulting in a penalty kick that he successfully converted. With an incredible volley in the 81st minute, France tied the game at 2-2.
After Messi scored in the 108th minute, Argentina appeared to have won the game in extra time. However, in the 118th minute, Mbappe converted a penalty kick to make it 3-3 for his team.
Argentina won the penalty shootout 4-2 thanks to goals from goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who stopped Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni.
Argentina has been the target of criticism since its historic victory. With some fans, experts, and former players lashing out at their celebrations.
After the final whistle, Martinez made an inappropriate gesture with the Golden Glove award. He was heard taunting Mbappe in the locker room after the game.
The Aston Villa custodian was also seen holding a baby doll with a picture of Mbappe’s face during the trophy parade in Argentina.
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has started proceedings against Argentina due to its aggressive behavior.
According to a statement released by FIFA, the suspension was made “due to potential violations of articles 11 (Offensive behavior and violations of the principles of fair play).
Article 44 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Regulations and FIFA Disciplinary Code’s Section 12 (Misconduct of Players and Officials).
In cooperation with the Media and Marketing Guidelines for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World CupTM.
Messi was presented with the Golden Ball.
In addition, Martinez received an individual award. Mbappe won the Golden Boot while Enzo Fernandez won the award for Best Young Player.
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