Messi finally wants the title – but Mbappe could slip between them

Messi finally wants the title – but Mbappe could slip between them

It will be the pinnacle of his career: world star Lionel Messi wants to bring home the long-awaited world champion title.Image: AP/Natacha Pisarenko

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The 2022 World Cup in Qatar comes to an end with today’s final. Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

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This is the fourth meeting of the two tournament favorites France and Argentina in the FIFA World Cup. After preliminary round games in 1930 and 1978, the two teams last faced each other in the round of 16 in 2018 Russia Unlike the. Now they are in the finals. Argentina vs France, Lionel Messi vs Kylian Mbappe.

For Messi, the title of world champion will be the pinnacle of his career. Coach Didier Deschamps can also achieve a historic goal by making it to the final. Because this would ensure that France reached two consecutive World Cup finals.

Argentina vs France (4 PM)

If not now then when. This final will probably be the last chance for Lionel Messi to win the biggest title in world football. Argentina was world champion in 1978 and 1986 but lost the final in 1930, 1990 and 2014. world cup 2026 Messi says he doesn’t want to play anymore. So he now has to work against France.

And the chances are good. In the tournament in Qatar, Argentina are on top not only thanks to their outstanding superstars, but also because of their team spirit. Coach Scaloni’s team performs as a unit, including off the pitch. A win against France would be the biggest achievement. Not just for Messi.

The Equipe Tricolore are looking to become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to successfully defend their world title. Équipe Tricolore won the title in 1998 and 2018, in 2006 there was berlin final defeat against Italy, Coach Didier Deschamps’ team is result-oriented and not very spectacular soccer Worked into his fourth final.

There, superstar Kylian Mbappe could again provide game-changing moments – and like the great Pele, be crowned world champion for a second time before he turns 24. Recently ill Dayot Upamecano, Adrien Rabiot and Kingsley Coman are likely to return.

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