In what is being called one of the most exciting and intense FIFA World Cup qualifiers in recent history, Argentina emerged victorious over France in a nail-biting finish. With a score of 2-0 in favor of France early on, it seemed as though Argentina’s chances of qualifying for the tournament were slim.

However, Argentina rallied in the second half, with Randal Kolo Muani injecting some young energy into the team and scoring a goal to bring the score to 2-1. With just moments left in regular time, both teams managed to score again, ending the game in a 2-2 draw.

In a tense penalty shootout, Argentina ultimately came out on top, winning 4-2 and clinching their place in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This marks Argentina’s 28th World Cup appearance and Lionel Messi’s 28th appearance as well.

Sports critics are already hailing this qualifier as one of the best and most exciting in recent memory, with the high stakes and intense gameplay keeping fans on the edge of their seats until the very end. All eyes will now be on Argentina as they compete in the tournament next year.