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Biggest comebacks in World Cup final: Where France rally vs Argentina ranks in FIFA competition’s history

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It’s been a night of stars at Lusail Stadium. And no star has shined quite as brightly as Kylian Mbappe.

The French supernova bagged a two-minute brace in the second half to crush Argentinian hearts and level the score of Sunday’s World Cup final.

La Albiceleste’s first half dominance seemed all encompassing. But when you have Mbappe, you always have a chance.

Mbappe’s double made plenty of difference on Sunday. It also made history, adding Didier Deschamps’ French side to the list of greatest ever World Cup final comebacks.

LIVE: Argentina vs France as Mbappe double brings extra time

Here’s where Les Bleus rank:

Biggest comebacks in World Cup final

1954 World Cup Final: West Germany 3, Hungary 2

West Germany claimed a momentous World Cup title in 1954. And it did so in about as dramatic a fashion as possible, overcoming a two-goal disadvantage to beat Ferenc Puskas and the mighty Hungarians.

Hungary took a two-goal lead in the opening eight minutes. The West Germans brought it back to 2-2 within 10 minutes. And Helmut Rahn nabbed a goal in the 84th minute to give West Germany the Jules Rimet Trophy.

MORE: Complete list of World Cup Golden Boot winners

1986 World Cup Final: Argentina 3, West Germany 2

The West Germans almost made another bit of history back in 1986, doing everything in their power to overcome the might of Diego Maradona and Argentina.

Karl-Heinz Rumenigge and Rudi Voller nabbed goals eight minutes apart to level against La Albiceleste. However, Jorge Burrachaga’s winner ensured it was the Argentinians holding the trophy when it was all said and done.


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