Gamesmanship from Martinez yes, but Mbappe aside the French penalty takers completely lacked confidence and belief in what they were doing…absolutely superb World Cup Final nonetheless packed with excitement and drama.
A truly memorable game for all the right reasons. I thought Argentina played brilliantly until about the 70th minute with a superb performance from Messi but then they took their foot off the gas.
France coming back as they did with 10 minutes left of normal time scoring twice within a few minutes took the game to a whole new different level.
Sadly someone had to lose but in the end football was the winner with some great football played by both sides and superb goal keeping from both keepers.
As a game it had everything. IMHO one of the best ever WC Finals.
Certainly one of the best matches I have ever watched and I was delighted for Messi that it ended as it did.