Messi leads Argentina to World Cup glory

10:55 PM | 18 Dec, 2022
Messi leads Argentina to World Cup glory
Source: FIFA World Cup (Twitter)

DOHA – Lionel Messi led Argentina to victory against France in the FIFA World Cup 2022 final at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar on Sunday.

The final went to a penalty shootout after the two teams finished 3-3 in extra-time. Argentina won the penalty shootouts 4-2 against France.

Earlier, Argentina's Lionel Messi scored the first goal against France.

All eyes were on the final showdown of the leading sports event FIFA World Cup 2022 with Argentina and France vying for the title at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.

World Cup 2022, which comes full of surprises led to a final as two favorite defending champions France and Messi’s Argentina will be locking horns in a do-or-die title decider.

France outfoxed England, and Argentina advanced by slamming the Netherlands in a penalty shootout-both teams coming for the final with semifinal triumphs.

Meanwhile, France suffered a virus blow ahead of the crucial game; Midfielder Adrien Rabiot and defender Dayot Upamecano were down with a flu-like virus, which earlier forced them out of the Morocco game.

The duo was isolated from their teammates to curb the spread of the bug illness while the European side will be not at their hundred percent for the dream game at the biggest extravaganza in football.

On the other hand, Argentina is dependent on key players like Messi, and Julián Álvarez to repeat history after Diego Maradona.

Argentina and France share upsets in their journey to the World Cup final. The South American side had shockingly lost to Saudi Arabia in their opening game of the group stage while Tunisia record a remarkable victory over France in the first round.

Lloris-led squad is now eyeing to become only the third country to defend their title in FIFA history while Argentina will be on the ground to make a perfect farewell for skipper Lionel Messi who announced to bid adieu after World Cup.

The two soccer giants will be locking horns for the 13th time in history with the Messi-led team holds the edge over France, clinching six out of 12 times in their clashes; France won three and the other three matches ended in a draw.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 27 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 27 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.4 282.3
Euro EUR 303 306
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 76 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.56 40.96
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.36
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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