FIFA World Cup 2022 Final Live, Argentina vs France: It’s Lionel Messi vs Kylian Mbappe© AFP
FIFA World Cup 2022, Argentina vs France Live: Argentina prepared to face defending champions France in the World Cup final on Sunday with Lionel Messi seeking to crown his record-breaking career by winning football’s biggest prize for the first time on his farewell to the tournament. After 63 matches and 166 goals, the month-long footballing showpiece reaches its climax at Doha’s 89,000-capacity Lusail Stadium on Sunday. Messi, playing in his fifth and final World Cup, is hoping to lead Argentina to a first title since the Diego Maradona-inspired victory in Mexico City in 1986. (LIVE MATCHCENTRE)
Following are LIVE score updates for the Argentina vs. France World Cup 2022 Final football game live from Lusail Stadium in Doha:
FIFA WC Final: Messi-Mbappe leading the goal charts
Two Paris Saint-Germain stars — Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe — have led the goalscoring charts in the tournament, with both tied on 5 goals each, going into the summit clash.
FIFA WC: Morocco’s terrific run
Morocco were the nation that caught the imagination — becoming the first side from Africa or the Arab world to reach the semi-finals, before losing 2-0 to defending champions France.
The north African nation beat fancied Belgium in the group stage before eliminating Spain and Portugal in the knockout rounds, with their victories celebrated in Doha and across the Arab world.
FIFA WC final: The shocks and surprises
Heavyweights France and Argentina progressed to the final, each looking to win the trophy for a third time after a tournament packed with shocks and surprises.
Four-time winners Germany crashed out at the group stage for the second successive time while Argentina were beaten by Saudi Arabia in their opener in one of the biggest shocks in the tournament’s history.
Japan beat Germany and Spain to progress to the last 16 while South Korea also made it to the knockout rounds in a strong showing for Asian teams.
FIFA WC final: A look back at the tournament so far!
There is no new name on the trophy and many of football’s global superstars are taking their final bow but the most controversial World Cup in history will be remembered as a tournament of firsts.
The build-up to Qatar was overshadowed by allegations of corruption, mistreatment of migrant workers and criticism of the Gulf state’s human rights record from the moment it won the bid in 2010.
FIFA WC final: History beckons Mbappe
While Messi chases sporting immortality, his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Mbappe, 23, is aiming to become the youngest player to win two World Cups since Pele achieved the feat at the age of 21.
FIFA WC Final: Mbappe stands in Messi’s way
In his way stand the prolific Kylian Mbappe and a France team aiming to win back-to-back World Cups for the first time since Pele’s Brazil in 1958 and 1962.
FIFA WC Final: Will Messi have the last laugh?
Messi, 35, has collected seven Ballon d’Or awards for the best player in the world, but his last trip to the World Cup final ended in the bitter disappointment of defeat to Germany in 2014.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Final: Hello and welcome!
The title clash is here!!! will it be Lionel Messi’s Argentina or Kylian Mbappe’s Argentina that will have the last laugh? We will get to know that by the end of the day!