UPDATE Dec 18th, 2022: Argentina win the World Cup for a 3rd time. Messi cements himself amongst the greats of the game. Mbappe scored a hat-trick of goals, unfortunately not enough to win the tournament.
Tonight’s 2022 World Cup final will be one for the record books. Will Lionel Messi, one of the most successful football players, finally add the trophy to his list of achievements. Or will France hold on too their title as current World Cup champions?
The 35-year-old has already made history in scoring in the 1,000th game of his career, as Argentina beat Australia 2-1 to qualify for the quarterfinals. Time will tell if the 7 time Ballon d’Or winner will be able to score in what will probably the most important match of his life. He has said that this would be his last World Cup appearance, adding to the aura that this match will create for him and Argentina.
“Yes. Surely yes. There’s a lot of years until the next one and I don’t think I have it in me and finishing like this is best.”Messi on whether this will be hist last World Cup
Argentina has not been able to win the World Cup since Diego Maradona in 1986. To Argentinians, Lionel Messi is probably the best chance at bringing the trophy to their countries football legacy.
The match starts at 15:00 GMT. Who is your pick to win it?