Entertainment world reacts as Argentina beat France to win 2022 World Cup

Argentina beat France to win the 2022 World Cup, after the game ended in a penalty shootout – here’s how the entertainment world reacted.

Argentina won the majority of the match, after Lionel Messi scored in the 23rd minute followed by a goal from teammate Angel Di Maria in the 36th minute. However, France’s Mbabbé scored twice in 90 seconds to force the game into extra time.

Argentina took the lead again in the 108th minute with a goal from Lionel Messi but Mbabbé equalized ten minutes later, making him the second player in history to score a hat-trick in a FIFA Cup final. world. The match, which took place at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium, ended in a penalty shootout which Argentina eventually won.

Hugh Jackman called a “sensational tournament with Herculean efforts from both teams” while Architects’ Sam Carter said: “What a truly amazing football game! Best final I’ve ever seen. Congratulations to Argentina.

“I can’t believe I just watched a 10-year debate end in minutes,” said Dave, referring to the ongoing debate over who is the better striker, Messi or Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

Argentina’s win also marks the end of the ‘Drake Curse’. The rapper has long backed the wrong team at top sporting events, but earlier today (18 December) he shared a $1million (£823,500) bet on Argentina winning in the World Cup, which has since paid off.

See a series of reactions to the 2022 World Cup final below.

The 2022 World Cup kicked off last month but has been plagued by criticism over corruption, while Qatar’s views on homosexuality and the alleged deaths of thousands of migrant workers have also caused backlash.

As the start of the tournament neared, Dua Lipa denied rumors that she was due to perform at the opening ceremony and called on Qatar to “respect all the human rights commitments it took when he won the right to host the World Cup,” while Rod Stewart revealed he also turned down the opportunity to be part of the celebrations on moral grounds.

Comedian Joe Lycett has threatened to shred £10,000 if Beckham does not step down from his lucrative contract as ambassador for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. When the former England footballer failed to respond, Lycett appeared to destroy the money in a subsequent livestream. However, he later revealed the destroyed money was actually fake, with the £10,000 instead being donated to LGBTQ+ charities before he even offered the ultimatum.

Meanwhile, Morgan Freeman has been heavily criticized for helping officially kick off the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Earlier in the tournament, it was announced that England and Wales would no longer wear ‘OneLove’ armbands during matches, which were designed as a gesture to support LGBT+ rights but have now seen some teams threatened with sanctions by FIFA for wearing them. During their game against Japan, the German team protested by wearing rainbows on their boots and training kit and covering their mouths in a team photo.

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