Brazil’s victory over Argentina at the World Cup final is the fourth time they have captured the trophy, and it’s the second time in three years they’ve won it after beating Argentina in the final.
The last time Brazil won the title was in 1998.
Brazil’s goal against Argentina was their first ever, and they’ve now gone four finals without conceding a goal, with a win against Argentina at home and two away.
Argentina, who were knocked out of the tournament in the quarterfinals, were beaten 1-0 by Brazil in the second leg, but that wasn’t enough to secure the title.
Brazil beat the Netherlands 3-0 in their opener, but the second half was a blur with some early chances going down.
Brazil didn’t have the best start to the game, but they scored three unanswered goals to take the lead just after the hour mark.
Brazil had a couple of chances but it seemed they were offside after a corner was played to Argentina.
Argentina were also able to push the pace of the game with two goals in quick succession in the first half.
Brazil dominated the first 25 minutes, with Messi and Ronaldo taking full advantage of the lack of quality in their attack.
The two forwards combined to make it difficult for Argentina to deal with the Brazilian defence and created plenty of chances for the forwards to score.
It was a frustrating first half for Argentina, but once Brazil scored they became even more dangerous, with Ronaldo and Messi combining to score four goals in the opening 45 minutes.
It looked like Argentina might not get much more than a point in the end, but Messi’s goal after a poor pass from Lionel Messi made it 3-2.
The goals from the Argentine defence gave Brazil the lead for good and they had a great chance to get back into the game after the break, but referee Jorge Campos flagged them offside.
The penalty was awarded and Messi scored again.
Messi was also the hero for Argentina with his penalty, the best of his career.
The hosts were level after 60 minutes but had the last shot of the second period, as Argentina equalised with Ronaldo’s goal.
Messi’s penalty was the last time he scored for Argentina in this competition, and he has now scored five goals in four World Cup finals.
Argentina took the lead through Ronaldo, who put in a fantastic cross from the right side of the box, with Neymar on the other flank.
Ronaldo’s left-footed strike was met by Neymar, who crossed the ball into the area and Neymar’s pass gave Ronaldo the opportunity to finish from a tight angle.
It wasn’t a penalty, but Argentina were punished by Campos for a late challenge on Ronaldo, which saw him sent off.
Messi went close to scoring twice in the extra time period, when he curled a shot across goal that was saved by Argentina goalkeeper Miguel Angel Pinto.
Argentina could have doubled their lead at the death, but Neymar equalised for Brazil with a second penalty after an excellent pass from Messi.
Neymar scored the winner from just outside the area.
Argentina was eliminated from the tournament after losing their final match, but were also awarded the tournament’s Golden Ball.
They have now lost all four of their final group matches, with Argentina also losing the first leg 2-1 to Brazil in their opening group match.
Brazil, who have been knocked out in the group stages of the World Cups in 2016 and 2017, will now face France, Croatia and England.
Neyland was replaced by Ney, who had the ball in the box and dribbled into the penalty area.
Ney came off the bench for the last 20 minutes of the match, and the Argentine forward scored the opening goal in the 34th minute.
Ney was also sent off for a second yellow card after fouling Ronaldo and breaking up a tackle with Messi.