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Brazil stay top of world rankings with Argentina second and Morocco 11th
Argentina have failed to dislodge Brazil from the top of Fifa’s rankings, while Morocco replace Senegal as Africa’s highest-ranked side

PA Media and Guardian sport

22, Dec, 2022 @10:52 AM

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From Martínez to Mbappé: a World Cup 2022 team of the tournament | Jacob Steinberg
We select an XI, in a 4-3-3, that includes three players from surprise semi-finalists Morocco and one from England

Jacob Steinberg in Doha

19, Dec, 2022 @12:39 PM

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Monday briefing: How Argentina secured the World Cup in perhaps the greatest final ever
In today’s newsletter: Lionel Messi secured his legacy as one of the greatest football player’s ever at a tournament which has been a triumph of sportwashing for Qatar

Archie Bland

19, Dec, 2022 @6:55 AM

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‘The agony and the ecstasy’: what the UK papers say about the World Cup final
The newspaper front pages declare it Lionel Messi’s final, as they unite in celebrating Argentina’s win over France

Jonathan Yerushalmy

19, Dec, 2022 @12:52 AM

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Lionel Messi wants to keep playing for Argentina after World Cup win
Lionel Messi said he wanted ‘to enjoy a couple more matches being world champion’ rather than retiring from international football immediately

Nick Ames at Lusail Stadium

18, Dec, 2022 @10:23 PM

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Messi emulates Maradona in fairytale ending to a story like no other | Sid Lowe
Argentina’s maestro followed his hero in leading his country to the World Cup and completed his collection of titles

Sid Lowe at Lusail Stadium

18, Dec, 2022 @9:28 PM

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Didier Deschamps claims illness affected France in World Cup final
Didier Deschamps suggested France had felt the ‘physical or psychological impact’ of an illness-affected run-up to their World Cup final defeat against Argentina

Nick Ames at Lusail Stadium

18, Dec, 2022 @9:14 PM

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Kylian Mbappé leads French frenzy after Didier Deschamps rolls the dice | Jacob Steinberg
Striker exploded into life to drag his side back into the contest – but the madcap game was proof that France’s plan had failed

Jacob Steinberg at Lusail Stadium

18, Dec, 2022 @8:09 PM

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Qatar World Cup ends with greatest final and a coronation for Lionel Messi | Barney Ronay
Messi’s sublime brilliance elevated divisive World Cup into one of the great sports stories as France lost on penalties

Barney Ronay at Lusail Stadium

18, Dec, 2022 @8:07 PM

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Argentina 3-3 France (aet, 4-2 on pens): World Cup final player ratings | Nick Ames
Kylian Mbappé mesmerised, Emi Martínez was magnificent, but it was Lionel Messi’s magic that will go down in history

Nick Ames at Lusail Stadium

18, Dec, 2022 @6:59 PM

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2022 World Cup final: Argentina 3-3 France (aet, 4-2 on pens) – as it happened
Kylian Mbappé scored only the second hat-trick in World Cup final history, but it wasn’t enough to deny Lionel Messi his destiny. Scott Murray was watching

Scott Murray

18, Dec, 2022 @6:54 PM

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Argentina beat France on penalties to win World Cup after stunning final
Argentina have won the World Cup for a third time, beating France 4-2 on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw in the 2022 final in Qatar

David Hytner at Lusail Stadium

18, Dec, 2022 @5:56 PM

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