The 2022 World Cup final between Argentina and France is underway at the nearly 90,000-capacity Lusail Stadium in Doha.

Iran PressMiddle East: The match kicked off at 6 pm local time (15:00 GMT).

Argentina: E Martinez, Romero, Otamendi, Molina, Tagliafico, De Paul, Mac Allister, E Fernandez, Di Maria, Messi (captain), Alvarez

France: Lloris (captain), Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, Hernandez, Griezmann, Tchouameni, Rabiot, Dembele, Giroud, Mbappe

The first half of the match ended with a 2-0 in favor of the Argentine.

The goals were scored by Argentina's Lionel Messi and Di Maria.

Messi scored the first goal of the match from the penalty spot.

Ahead of Sunday’s World Cup final, the focus was on the battle of the Number 10s: Argentina’s Lionel Messi and France’s Kylian Mbappe.

Messi – the Magician, the PlayStation footballer – is heading towards retirement. Mbappe, the prodigious talent who has scored only two fewer World Cup goals than Messi, is aged 23 and is poised to take the 35-year-old Argentinian’s mantle as the best player in the world.

Argentina and France have won the World Cup twice in their history – in 1978 and 1986 for the former and 1998 and 2018 for the latter.


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