On Sunday afternoon at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, Argentina and the current champions, France, will play for the right to be the best team in the world. This will be the main event of the World Cup 2022.
Les Bleus will be the first holders in 24 years to play in the final at Lusail. They earned their spot by beating Morocco 2-0 in the semi-finals, making them the first African team to do so.
Also, Lionel Scaloni’s team stopped Croatia from going to the finals for the second year in a row with a 3-0 win in the final four, and, as expected, all the talk before the game was about one player.
This week, a video of Lionel Messi has been shared a lot on social media. Not one of his beautiful goals or amazing assists, but a journalist waxing poetic about the 35-year-timeless old’s qualities and telling him how much he inspires all the kids back home.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has almost done everything there is to do in football, except for the big one. Scriptwriters are already working on the scene where Messi lifts the famous trophy in what will be his last World Cup game.
Even though the Paris Saint-Germain player has been very articulate during the Qatar tournament, he can’t get his country to the biggest sports event in the world by himself. Nicolas Otamendi has turned back the clock on defense, Enzo Fernandez could be the next nine-figure footballer, and Julian Alvarez has clearly taken a few tips from his strike partner.
A penny for Argentinian thoughts when Salem Al-Saudi Dawsari’s Arabia stunner flashed past Emiliano Martinez or when Wout Weghorst nearly made the impossible possible for the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, but the Copa America winners have been determined to avoid joining Spain, Belgium, and Germany on the list of teams that have beaten giants.