Argentina won the 2022 World Cup on this day exactly one year ago.
December 18, 2022 produced what is widely regarded as one of the, if not the greatest World Cup final ever. Argentina vs. France, a battle for the third star. Lionel Messi vs. Kylian Mbappe, the greatest player of his generation and for many ever up against one of the greatest right now. The youngest coach of the tournament against a two time World Cup winner.
A final which produced six goals and drama the likes of which we have never seen in a World Cup final. The stories and the comments from players, coaches and fans continue to come out a year after the win.
Lionel Messi scored twice and Angel Di Maria scored what is considered to be one of the nicest goals ever scored in a World Cup final. For France, Kylian Mbappe scored a hattrick.
Emiliano Martinez made the biggest save of his football career in what would have been the last kick of the match on Kolo Muani. The match would go to penalty kicks and Martinez would make a save and France would miss one with Gonzalo Montiel taking the penalty and Argentina won the World Cup.
Congratulations to all Argentina fans!