Rafael Baran couldn’t avoid his back in the conceding scene. It was caught in the hip area and no offside was called.
Britain’s ‘The Sun’ reported on the 19th (Korean time), “Fans joked that France lost the World Cup final because of Baran’s butt.”
Argentina won (3-3, PK 4-2) 메이저사이트 after a bloody penalty shoot-out against France in the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Qatar at midnight on the 19th. With this, Argentina won the World Cup for the first time in 36 years since 1986.
It was a really tight fight. Lionel Messi’s first goal from a penalty kick in the 22nd minute of the first half followed by Angel Di Maria’s additional goal in the 36th minute of the first half. As Argentina’s victory was drawn, France began to show its back. In the 34th minute of the second half, Kylian Mbappe scored a goal from a penalty kick, and in the 37th minute of the second half, Mbappe equalized again with a volley shot.
In the end, the game went to overtime. Messi’s goal in the 4th minute of the second half of extra time and Mbappe’s second penalty immediately tied the score at 3-3, and ended with Argentina winning 4-2 in the penalty shootout.
After the match, the most controversial goal among the total of six goals scored on the day was Argentina’s third goal. At that time, Lautaro Martinez, who received a penetrating pass into the box, cleverly escaped the offside trap and attempted a shot, and Messi succeeded in the second ball following goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’ save.
The VAR read showed Martinez onside. It was a fleeting moment enough for the assistant referee to raise the offside flag at the time. However, at the point of the pass, Martinez was able to be caught onside as Baran bent down and his hip was back. If Baran had been stretching his back, things might have been different.
It was all the more controversial because Baran’s stance was rather comical. Fans responded with comments such as “Baran’s butt is national property” and “France lost the final because of Baran’s butt”.