It was the best World Cup final in history. Many football fans believe that even a web series scriptwriter could not have created the script for the Argentina-France World Cup final on December 18 at the Lusail Stadium in Doha.
The encounter was thrilling and magnificent, swinging back and forth between Argentina and France like a pendulum. At half time, the score remained tied 3-3, and the atmosphere was electric. Lucille’s final had everything needed to have the crowd “money-grubbing” in a World Cup final.
The final was decided by a tiebreaker after a 120-minute fight to the death ended in a draw. Argentina has wagered on it. Specifically, Emiliano Martinez, an Argentine goalie. Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, won the World Cup after 36 years with a score of 4-2 in the penalty shootout.
Hugo Lloris, the goalie for France, believes that game is his worst regret. He steered the nation to victory in Russia during the 2018 World Cup. Lloris has a fantastic chance to lead the World Cup as captain for the second time in a row. He was never considered one of “the world’s best” goalkeepers.
but was known as a “good goalkeeper.” If he had been France’s “Emiliano Martinez” in the championship, he might have had the chance to go down in history. But in the tiebreaker, despite superb keeping throughout regulation and extra time, he was unable to block a single shot. This Tottenham goalkeeper, who recently bid farewell to international play, may live with that regret for a very long time.
In many respects, the World Cup final was “traumatic” for him. The former France goalie admitted part of the suffering in an interview with the Telefoot channel, stating, “The game was really like a boxing fight.” We engaged in continuous combat akin to a boxing match.
In response to criticism that he was unable to save any shots in the tiebreaker, Lloris asserts, “I’ve never been very effective in stopping penalties in my career.” Unfortunately, Argentina prevailed on the decisive night. I tried. What else could I do, though?
On January 9, Lloris revealed his decision to leave international football in an interview with Le’Kip. He was questioned about whether Lloris had the opportunity to use psychology to his advantage in the final against Martinez of Argentina.
It was impossible for him to do that, as the France goalie explicitly declared, because “making a fool of myself, baiting the opposition, transgressing…these don’t go with me.” I am a really kind and trustworthy guy. I’m not sure how doing that will help me win. Even yet, I did not enjoy this kind of defeat.