Qatar 2022: Finest on-field highlights from the World Cup | In Footage
The clock is ticking down on the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with a mouth-watering finale on Sunday between Argentina and defending champions France.
This 12 months’s occasion has been “the perfect ever”, stated Gianni Infantino, president of FIFA, soccer’s world governing physique, talking of its “distinctive, cohesive energy” and “transformative legacy”.
A large unfold of nations made it to the event’s knockout part. Morocco had a historic run, turning into the primary Arab and African staff to succeed in a World Cup semifinal.
Cristiano Ronaldo turned the primary man to attain at 5 World Cups, kicking in a penalty in opposition to Ghana in a Group H match that Portugal received 3-2.
Lionel Messi turned the top-scorer for Argentina in World Cups with 11 targets, surpassing the earlier document of Gabriel Batistuta (10), after scoring his fifth purpose on this version in opposition to Croatia.
France’s Olivier Giroud turned his nation’s high goalscorer with 52 targets, within the sport in opposition to Poland, and prolonged that document to 53 targets through the quarterfinal in opposition to England.
Right here, now we have highlighted the perfect moments of the attractive sport as seen by Al Jazeera photographers.