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'Proud of you': French President Emmanuel Macron cheers up team after World Cup defeat FIFA
Image Credit: Screenshot grab from Emmanuel Macron Twitter video

'Proud of you': French President Emmanuel Macron cheers up team after World Cup defeat

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Dec 2022, 11:44 am

French President Emmanuel Macron played the role of a statesman cheering his national football team after their hope to win the second consecutive FIFA World Cup was dashed by Argentina in the final on Sunday.

Macron shared a video of his pep talk to the team on Twitter.

He captioned the tweet saying, "Proud of you."

French striker Kylian Mbappe's hattrick went in vain as Argentina overpowered France in the penalty shootout 4-2 to clinch the trophy for the third time.

After leading the match 2-0 for about 80 minutes, Argentina's seemingly easy win-hope was dashed by Mbappe, who scored twice, once in a penalty kick and a stunning goal.

Later in the extra minutes, Argentina scored one more to gain back the lead over France but Mbappe hit the nets through a penalty again to equalise the scoreline.

But France looked too fragile in the penalty shootout which was won by Argentina 4-2 to clinch their third title and Messi's first.

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