Argentina and France final-showdown happening right now in Qatar. The long-awaited moment is happening right now.
In the World Cup final on Sunday between Argentina and France, one of the greatest players in football history, Lionel Messi, will be vying for the title that has eluded him thus far.
The prolific Kylian Mbappe and a France team that wants to become the first nation since Pele’s Brazil in 1958 and 1962 to win back-to-back World Cups stand in his way.
Messi,35, has won seven Ballon d’Or honours for being the best player in the world, but his last World Cup final appearance ended in a heartbreaking loss to Germany in 2014.
Messi’s quest will draw worldwide attention to the tournament’s opening match at 1500 GMT (8:00 pm in Pakistan), which will be played at the tournament’s most spectacular site, the 89,000-seat Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
“I am well aware that Argentina will have a lot of fans behind them,” France coach Didier Deschamps said.
“I know Argentina, many people around the world, and maybe some French people, hope Lionel Messi could win the World Cup, but we’re going to do everything to achieve our objective.”
Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez said: “People say the favorites are France. But we have the greatest player of all time.”
Netizens are nervous as the game is neck to neck. Both the teams have scored two goals. People at the same time are upset as FIFA World Cup to officially end today.
The next World Cup in 2026 will be expanded to 48 teams and Africa will have nine slots, up from five at present.
Open up your television as Argentina and France final-showdown has already begun.