WATCH: Angel Di Maria doubles Argentina’s lead in the World Cup final

Argentina are in dreamland in the World Cup final.

They dominated the opening stages of the match, just waiting for an opening in the French defence. They got their due rewards, taking the lead after 23 minutes courtesy of Lionel Messi’s penalty.

Now it is the man who won that penalty, Angel Di Maria, who has doubled the lead for La Albiceleste. Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister broke from midfield and was played through by Julian Alvarez, he slipped in the unmarked Di Maria and the former Real Madrid man fired beyond Hugo Lloris.

France have yet to show up in this final, and Argentina have deservedly added to the early goal from their captain. Like Messi, this will be Di Maria’s final World Cup match, and he has made it a good one.

Didier Deschamps has already made changes, taking off Olivier Giroud and Ousmane Dembele after 40 minutes and replacing them with Marcus Thuram and Randal Kolo Muani. He will hope that the substitutions can make a difference to the fortunes of Les Bleus.

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  1. Interesting stat:
    Argentina has got a penalty for them in every game, except Mexico and KSA.

    A soft penalties here and there.

    Anyone doubt that this WC is rigged?
    Someone apparently decided that HGH-gnome was going to win, regardless of what. How hard is it to win golden boot if you get 3-4 penalties for free?

    While you can argue with my take on it, you cant argue with numbers.

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