The decisive battle is imminent. The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is racing toward the finale.
Argentina and France will play the Qatar World Cup final at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, on the 19th at midnight (Korean time).
Lionel Messi (35, Argentina) is preparing for a splendid ‘last dance’. PSG’s colleague Kylian Mbappe (24) is once again hoping for a new era. It is an ironic fate for the duo of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
So far, it is Messi’s World Cup. All eyes are on his ‘coronation’ as he challenges to win the World Cup for the first time in history. The 메이저사이트 ‘GOAT’ (The Greatest Of All Time) debate is also decided in this game.
The only stage Messi has not conquered is the World Cup. He shed tears in the quarterfinals in 2006 and 2010, the final in 2014, and the round of 16 in 2018. Argentina is challenging to win the World Cup for the first time in 36 years since Mexico in 1986.
Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa) showed strong confidence, saying, “People say France is the best team, but we have the advantage of having the best player ever.”
However, the biggest obstacle to Messi’s coronation is Mbafe. It is not easy to rise to the top if you do not calm down the explosive speed unique to Mbappe. Mbappe is tied for first place in the scoring category with 5 goals in this competition. Argentina is envisioning a back five to stop Mbappe.
Mbappe surpassed the record of ‘soccer emperor’ Pele (Brazil). Before he turned 24, he was named the player with the most goals (9) in the World Cup. Previously, Pele was the top scorer in this category (seven goals).
Mbappe challenges a new history in 60 years. After Italy (1934, 1938) and Brazil (1958, 1962), they aim to win the World Cup twice in a row. France’s coach Didier Deschamps said: “Argentina and many people around the world and even some French people hope that Messi can win the World Cup. But we will do everything to achieve our goal.”