World Cup final in Qatar between Argentina and France gets underway

Argentina's midfielder #07 Rodrigo De Paul marks France's forward #10 Kylian Mbappe during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football final match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on December 18, 2022. (Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)
Argentina's midfielder #07 Rodrigo De Paul marks France's forward #10 Kylian Mbappe during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football final match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on December 18, 2022. (Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

The 2022 World Cup final between Argentina and defending champion France has started.

Lionel Messi is making a record 26th appearance at the World Cup, breaking a tie with Germany great Lothar Matthäus.

Messi’s games have been spread over five World Cups, starting in 2006. He has 11 goals in total, tied for sixth in the all-time list.

Messi has said this is likely to be his last World Cup.

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