Enzo Fernandez: Romero’s celebration sparks controversy in World Cup final

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Argentina's Fernandez sheds light on intense on-pitch exchange between Romero and Mbappe

Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez has provided some fascinating insight into what went on during the thrilling World Cup final between Argentina and France in December. According to Fernandez, Tottenham’s Cristian Romero celebrated directly towards Kylian Mbappe during the game.

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The final, which ended in a 3-3 draw inside Lusail Stadium in Qatar, was a tense affair, with Argentina emerging victorious on penalties to capture their third title. The South Americans had taken a 2-0 lead at half-time thanks to goals from Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria, but Mbappe levelled the scores with a stunning brace.

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Messi once again put his side ahead in extra time before Mbappe became the first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final since Geoff Hurst by scoring a late penalty.

The game was billed as the greatest final in history, and tempers were naturally high. Even after the game, the Paris Saint-Germain forward featured prominently, with Emi Martinez holding a mock minute’s silence for him during wild dressing room celebrations.

Fernandez has now shed light on an on-pitch coming together between Romero and Mbappe. “We argued a bit on the field. I don’t really like to tell you what happens. I had said some things, but that remains on the field,” he said. “Cuti is crazy, he yelled the goal in his face!”

Overall, Fernandez’s comments offer a fascinating glimpse into the intensity of a World Cup final, and the emotions that can run high on the pitch.

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By Gabbie Odonkor Chief Executive Officer
Gabriel Djabatey Odonkor , known professionally as Gabbie Odonkor, is a Ghanaian Sports blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter. He founded 4pmghsports.com, a sports website and blog that primarily publishes news about sports.
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