On Sunday, December 18, the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup took place in Qatar between the national teams of Argentina and France. The main time of the game ended with the score 2:2. In extra time, the teams scored once. As a result, the Argentines turned out to be more accurate in the penalty shootout – 4:2.
Together with the Argentina national team, he became the world champion Alejandro Gomez (aka Papa Gomez). Previously, the Argentine played for Metalist Kharkiv in the 2013/14 season.
This is the first time in history that a former UPL player has won the World Cup.
The midfielder played 109 minutes in the tournament: 59 in the match with Saudi Arabia (1:2) in the group stage and 50 in the round of 16 meeting against Australia (2:1). He did not excel in performance.