The world cup comes to an end tonight with defending Champions France testing their energy against South America’s Argentina at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Qatar in a highly anticipated show down that has had fans across the world weigh in on several predictions.
Lionel Messi will be hoping to secure a trophy that would cement his status as perhaps the game’s ever greatest player. The 35-year-old will bow out from the global stage with his arch rival Christiano Ronaldo who went home in tears after being knocked out by Morocco.
On the other hand Kylian Mbappe could solidify his claim as the young pretender to Messi’s football throne if his speedy and skillful guns can help France to defend the Global football trophy since Brazil in 1962.
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Lionel Messi’s Argentina was bowed out by Germany in 2014 in the finals which took place in Brazil while 23-year-old Kylian Mbappe’s France humbled Croatia in the 2018 finals that took place in Russia.
Both Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi are colleagues at France’s League One Champion Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Mbappe is currently the world’s highly earning player taking home a whooping 1.6m Pounds per week.
Both France And Argentina are aiming for a third world cup title with France having won it in 1998 and 2018 while Argentina won it in 1986 and 1978.
France beat Morocco’s Atlas Lions 1-0 to book their spot at the finals while Argentina humbled Modric’s Croatia 3-0 to book their spot at the finals. Croatia also managed to humble down Morocco 2-1 to take the third place while Morocco convincingly made history in the fourth place.
The Winner will go home with $42million, Runner up $30 Million while third place takes home $27 million while the fourth placed team walks away with $25 million.
However, to set the reactions rolling, a tweep who goes by the names of Jose Miguel Polanco predicted on 20th March 2015 at 11:27pm that Lionel Messi Will today 18th December 2018 win the World Cup to become the world’s greatest player of all times.
December 18, 2022. 34 year old Leo Messi will win the World Cup and become the greatest player of all times. Check back with me in 7 years.
— José Miguel Polanco (@josepolanco10) March 20, 2015
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