Europe’s monopoly ended, and Argentina became the world champion for the third time after defeating France.
In the final of the 2022 Football World Cup in Qatar, Argentina won the World Cup for the third time by defeating the defending champion France, ending the 16-year monopoly of Europe.
Since 2006, four consecutive European teams (Italy, Spain, Germany, and France) have won the World Cup. Sunday’s World Cup final was decided on penalty kicks, with Argentina winning 2-4.
It was an incredible night of drama, high emotion, and fluctuating fortunes, delivering one of the all-time great finals to cap a wonderful tournament as its two star players delivered command performances on the biggest stage of all.