The reigning champions France had defeated Morocco in the second Semi-final played at AL-Bayt stadium and advanced to the final to face Messi’s Argentina, who were playing their fourth World Cup final. In 1930, 1990, and 2014, Argentina finished second three times.
During the 2018 World Cup in Russia, both teams played each other in a Semifinal where France defeated Argentina’s Messi-led squad. In the encounter, Kylian Mbappe scored a fantastic brace. They will clash once more on December 18 at Lusail Stadium in an effort to take home the grandest Football trophy.
Argentina’s World Cup victory will be difficult given that the current Champions eliminated them in the last World Cup. Argentina and Messi are already aware of France’s potential.
Messi will make history if Argentina wins the championship game since he will have won every major football title. On the other hand, if France is successful in retaining their championship, they will become the first team to win back-to-back World Championships in 60 years.
Theo Hernandez made a quick break during the game’s fifth minute, giving his team the lead. The speedy AC Milan striker continues to put pressure on Morocco’s defence and generates numerous scoring opportunities.
Not only did the French attack propel their team to the finals, but the defenders also contributed significantly to their victory over Morocco. Moroccan strikers tried desperately to score an equalizer during the first half but were consistently stopped by French defenders and Hugo Lloris (French Goalkeeper).
Additionally, Kylian Mbappe persisted in attacking throughout the entire contest. In the game’s 79th minute, he beautifully assisted Randal Kolo Muani, making it simple for him to tap the ball inside the net.
Kolo Muani scored the quickest goal of this World Cup. After only 41 seconds on the field, he scored the match-winning goal. It was his first goal for the nation, ending Morocco’s World Cup winning streak and boosting France’s advantage.
Morocco made history at this World Cup by becoming the first African team to compete in a semifinal and defeating top-tier European opponents like Belgium, Spain, and Portugal.
Youssef-En-Nesyri broke Ronaldo’s previous record of jumping 2.56 metres to score a header against Italian club Sampdoria while playing for Juventus in 2019 with a jump of over 2.77 metres during the quarterfinal encounter against Ronaldo’s Portugal.
However, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo still retains the record for the highest header jump in football. While playing for Real Madrid against Manchester United in the UCL, Ronaldo cleared 2.93 metres in the air to score an equalizer.