by: Syed Athar Abbas (Athar G) Sport Reporter of TN Media News:
The French team in the final will depend on the performances of Kylian Mbappe and Argentina’s Lionel Messi. 35-year-old Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or award for the best player in the world 7 times.
In the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 final in Qatar, Argentina will face the defending champion France, in which one of the greatest football players, Lionel Messi, will try hard to fulfill his long-held dream of lifting the World Cup. Standing in the way of Lionel Messi’s likely last chance to win the World Cup is star player Kylian Mbappe and a formidable France team aiming to win a second consecutive World Cup for the first time since Brazil in 1958 and 1962.
The 35-year-old Lionel Messi has won the ‘Ballon d’Or’ award for the best player in the world seven times but the last time his team reached the World Cup final was in 2014 when they lost to Germany in a disappointing defeat. Lionel Messi’s dream of winning the World Cup will be the focus of the world’s attention today when the two teams face off at the magnificent 89,000 capacity stadium. “I know Argentina, many people around the world and maybe even some French people hope that Lionel Messi can win the World Cup but we will do everything to achieve our goal,” said the coach of the France team.
Before the match, the Argentina goalkeeper said that people say that France is the favorite but we have the greatest player of all time. The French team is currently suffering from a mysterious virus that has infected 5 players so far. Central defenders Raphael Varane and Ibrahim Konate and winger Kingsley Coman also missed training on Friday due to the virus.
Earlier, midfielders Adrien Rabiot and Davit Apamacano were eliminated from the semi-finals. Players, staff and sources close to the French squad affected by the virus complained of a range of symptoms, including fever, stomach aches and headaches. “We know that Lionel Messi is the greatest player in the recent history of the game, but this match is between France and Argentina, we will do everything to win this final,” the French coach said.
Lionel Messi is on a roll in his fifth World Cup and today’s final is his last chance to relive the feat of Diego Maradona, who played a key role in Argentina’s 1986 victory over Mexico. was paid The stadium will be dominated by Argentina supporters during the final match, with an estimated 40,000 enthusiastic supporters and fans from around the world in Doha.
The presence of such a large number of enthusiastic fans was a prominent feature of this unusual World Cup, which for the first time in history was played at the end of the year instead of the middle of its traditional months. Croatia defeated Morocco 1-2 in the match played for the third place before the finals in the ongoing World Cup in Qatar yesterday.