Doha. Going to play his second and last World Cup final, Lionel Messi will be the pinnacle of the nation’s hopes. Eight years ago, he missed the title match but would not like to let those wounds beat him again. Argentina has not won the World Cup for more than three decades. Messi dreams of winning the title by defeating France in Sunday’s final at the Lusail Stadium because he has won everything else in his illustrious career.
With this, he will leave Cristiano Ronaldo miles behind the greatest players of this era who are yet to win the World Cup. The 37-year-old Ronaldo’s Portugal team crashed out in the quarter-finals and his dream of winning the World Cup remained unfulfilled. “He makes us feel special every time we see him play,” said Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni. “There’s something about him that makes people like him.” Not only in Argentina, everywhere. We are lucky to have him in our team.
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For Argentina, Messi’s number comes after Diego Maradona, but after winning the World Cup, he will be equal to Maradona. Maradona led the team to the title in Mexico in 1986. Messi knows that this is his last chance and he does not want to leave any stone unturned. In this World Cup, he has scored five goals equal to Kylian Mbappe of France. Along with this, he also played the role of facilitator in many goals.