The third goal scored by Argentina was an error that many French fans regretted. At the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, Argentina and France played a thrilling finale. After the match ended tied at 3-3, Argentina won 4-2 on penalties. After winning the World Cup twice in 1978 and 1986, this was Argentina’s third title. Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe were supposed to feature in the challenge as was the situation.
In the 23rd minute, the legendary Argentine scored from the spot, and in the 108th minute, he went on to score another. In contrast, Mbappe scored a hat trick to help France level the score twice before the tiebreakers. In the 118th minute, Mbappe scored the third goal from a penalty spot after scoring twice in a minute before the normal time.
However, many French fans were disappointed that Argentina was able to score the third goal.
After rebounding off Hugo Lloris, Messi was able to get the ball over the goal line and score the third goal for Argentina. Television replay confirmed that it was not offside, despite the initial impression that it was. It seemed Martinez was in accordance with the last safeguard.
However, the controversy was more about the Argentine players on the sidelines than it was about offside. Viewers questioned whether the goal should have been allowed at all, claiming that few Argentina substitutes had entered the field before the ball crossed the goal line.
Many people thought France had lost after conceding the third goal. But the defending champions leveled the score again with two minutes left in the second half of extra time. Emiliano Martinez saved one of the tiebreakers, and another went wide off the post, securing Argentina’s third World Cup title.
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