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Messi wins World Cup, Argentina beats France on penalties

LUSAIL, Qatar — Lionel Messi finally won the biggest prize in soccer as Argentina beat France 4-2 in a penalty shootout Sunday to claim a third World Cup title despite Kylian Mbappé scoring the first hat trick in a final in 56 years.

Gonzalo Montiel scored the clinching penalty kick as Argentina won after a 3-3 draw.

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12 dead after soccer stadium stampede in El Salvador

Fans angry at being blocked from entering a match knocked down an entrance gate to the stadium, leading to a crush that left at least 12 people dead, officials said.

Las Vegas officially loses out on MLS team

Major League Soccer officially announced Thursday it has awarded its 30th franchise to San Diego, besting Las Vegas, which also was in the running for the expansion team.