The greatest sporting event on earth, the FIFA World Cup has just ended in Qatar this morning with Lionel Messi leading Argentina to a 4-2 win on penalties over France in the final, after Kylian Mbappe scored a hat trick for France to draw 3-3 at fulltime.
Like every other game at this World Cup that went into extra time, the game ended up in a penalty shootout.
And like every other game at this World Cup that went to a penalty shootout, the team taking the second penalty won.
Lionel Messi won the coin toss to decide who went first and he chose second.
Kylian Mbappe won the Player of the Final award for scoring a hat trick to keep France in the contest – his third goal, leading from the front, coming from the first penalty for France.
The final was notable also for the most goals ever 3-3 at fulltime and 4-2 in the penalty shootout so 7-5 overall and twelve goals in total.
Truly a FIFA World Cup Final like no other and one of the greatest international football games of all time.