Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Messi makes it for Argentina, Wins FIFA Cup

Football great Lionel Messi has made in Qatar. He helped Argentina beat the reigning champion France by 4-2 goals. Football is a passion for lakhs of people across the globe. Messi completed football by winning his maiden FIFA World Cup. Argentina won the world cup last in 1994. It won on Sunday after a gap of 36years. After the scores were  tied 3-3 in extra-time, Argentina defeated France 402 on penalties. Kylian Mbappe score a hat-trick for France playing a wonderful game. For Argentina Messi scored two goas and the third goal was scored by Angel di Maria. Messi was later given the Golden Ball. He became the first player in history to be given the honour twice. The Glden Ball is given to the best player of the tournament. For Kylian Mbappe, who played equally well and made eight goals in the tournament, was awarded Golden Boot.

Argentina’s Enzo Fernandes has been named the Young Player of the tournament.Montel scored the match winning penalty for Argentina. France’s Kolo Muani scored to make it 2-3 till allowing Argentina ahead.

Famous Indian film actress Deepika Padukone unveiled FIFA World Cup Trophy ahead of the final.

While Argentina scored two goals in the first half, France came back into the game by scoring two goals in the second half. In extra time both the teams made one goal each thus getting a tie. The five penalty corners each were given. While Argentina converted four penalties into goals, France could make only two conversions. Thus Argentina won the thrilling final at Qatar.

In a congratulatory message to Messi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “It will be remembered as one of the most thrilling football matches.”

K. Ramachandra Murthy
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