The clock is ticking down on the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with a mouth-watering finale on Sunday between Argentina and defending champions France.
This yr’s occasion has been “the most effective ever”, mentioned Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, soccer’s world governing physique, talking of its “distinctive, cohesive energy” and “transformative legacy”.
A large unfold of nations made it to the match’s knockout section. Morocco had a historic run, changing into the primary Arab and African group to achieve a World Cup semifinal.
Cristiano Ronaldo grew to become the primary man to attain at 5 World Cups, kicking in a penalty towards Ghana in a Group H match that Portugal received 3-2.
Lionel Messi grew to become the top-scorer for Argentina in World Cups with 11 targets, surpassing the earlier report of Gabriel Batistuta (10), after scoring his fifth aim on this version towards Croatia.
France’s Olivier Giroud grew to become his nation’s high goalscorer with 52 targets, within the recreation towards Poland, and prolonged that report to 53 targets throughout the quarterfinal towards England.
Right here, we’ve got highlighted the most effective moments of the gorgeous recreation as seen by Al Jazeera photographers.