Argentina beat France on penalties to win World Cup- Live Blog

 Lionel Messi

Argentina's forward #10 Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup final football match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on December 18, 2022. 

Photo credit: Jewel Samad | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Welcome to the Nation.Africa live blog for the 2022 Fifa World Cup being hosted by Qatar. This platform will offer round-the-clock updates on the World Cup, right from Qatar where our own Charles Nyende will be reporting live to every corner of the globe - Elias Makori, Sports Managing Editor - NMG.
  • Hosts Qatar fall 2-0 to Ecuador in opening match.