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FIFA World Cup Final: Fans question the legitimacy of Lionel Messi’s 2nd goal against France


The 2022 FIFA World Cup final turned out to be bad, with France stripping Argentina of the lead every time the South American team took the lead. Kylian MbappeHis double brought the score back to level 2-2 after Lionel Messi and Angel di Maria put their team ahead. In extra time, Messi scored from close range to give Argentina a 3-2 lead, but Mbappe completed a hat-trick just minutes later to make it 3-3. However, some fans have now suggested that Messi’s second goal of the game should have been disallowed.

Messi’s second goal in the final was a recovery attempt after France’s captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris saved the previous attempt. Messi used his right foot to put the ball past Lloris to give Argentina a 3-2 lead. There are some who think that Messi may have been offside in the goal but that is not the case.

However, others suggested that while Messi was about to put the ball in the net, several Argentine players entered the playing field. Therefore, the goal should not have stood.

Here is a video of Messi’s second goal in the final:

Here are the tweets:

The official FIFA rules state: “If, after a goal has been scored, the referee realizes, before play has restarted, that there was an extra person on the field when the goal was scored, the referee must disqualify the referee. get the goal.”

The French newspaper L’Equipe wrote on the matter: “Except that the goal is invalid If we strictly apply the rules. When Messi volleyed to save Hugo Lloris, several emotional Argentina substitutes were on the field, ready to celebrate. That is strictly forbidden.”

Messi’s second goal was not enough for Argentina to win as Mbappe’s penalty in extra time was cancelled. The match entered a penalty shootout to decide the fate of the match. Argentina won 4-2 in the penalty shootout to lift the world championship trophy for the third time in its history.

After the result, the debate about Argentina’s third goal (Messi’s second) continued on social networks.

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