Zabaleta’s emotional response favored Messi. On Sunday, the World Cup final will feature Argentina versus France., a former Argentine great, is betting on Lionel Messi and the national team to prevail in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final on Sunday, December 18. Messi has announced that this will be his final participation in the competition as the Albiceleste take on the defending champions France at the Lusail Stadium. Argentina’s season has been led by the PSG star, who has five goals and three assists while also shattering a few records.
Zabaleta, who spent many years playing alongside Messi in the national team, has pondered on the captaincy of Messi, stating that when he does speak, everyone pays attention. The 37-year-old writer for The Sun said in his column: “Messi has never been a loud or outspoken player or individual in the locker room. He has always been modest and shy. He is, however, one of those athletes that command attention whenever he speaks. Messi, one of the best footballers of all time, once said that if you are not inspired when you hear him speak, you are not a person.”
Argentina has an added motivation to compete for the gold medal as they attempt to give their magical captain the best possible sendoff because Messi is scheduled to play his final game of the FIFA World Cup. Zuleta stated “Everyone is behind Messi when he makes his entrance as captain, in my opinion. playing not only for Messi but also for their lives. In Argentina, this causes a lot of strong feelings in everyone. It would be fantastic to watch Messi win the biggest football prize ever.” Messi has a chance to avenge his 2014 final defeat to Germany, who defeated his squad in extra time. Messi is a seven-time winner of the Ballon d’Or.
In the 2022 FIFA World Cup final, Argentina will face the reigning champions France, who will be looking to defend their title for the first time in 60 years. Intriguingly, on their way to winning the championship, they had defeated Lionel Messi’s team 4-3 during the Round of 16 of the 2018 competition in Russia. Even if the Albiceleste is in excellent form and is in contention to win their first World Cup since 1986, another triumph on Sunday would make history.
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