The FIFA World Cup will end on December 18 after playing the final match. In this match, the eyes of the fans are going to be on the veteran players. In this tournament, Messi of Argentina and Mbappe of France will take the field against each other. Both will try hard to get the title for their team.
Doha. Lionel Messi will be on one side and Kylian Mbappe on the other side to give him a tough fight in the World Cup final between Argentina and France here on Sunday. Messi has played in the final before but his team lost to Germany in 2014. France won the World Cup in 2018 by defeating Croatia while Mbappe was there. Along with these two, other players who will be watching in the World Cup final, their information is as follows. Lionel Messi: Thirty-five-year-old Messi is both the heart and soul of the Argentina team.
He has scored five goals in the tournament so far and is joint top scorer. Messi’s quickness whenever there is a chance to score is worth watching. The World Cup title will give him ‘icon’ status similar to that of Diego Maradona. Julian Alvarez: Alvarez has continued to perform well as the tournament has progressed and has scored four goals so far. The 22-year-old player who plays for Manchester City has no match in running fast. He formed a formidable partnership with Messi in the team’s 3–0 win in the semi-finals against Croatia.
Emiliano Martinez: This Argentine goalkeeper is six feet four inches tall. If the final goes to a penalty shootout, then Martinez will have a crucial role to play. He played a key role in Argentina’s victory in the quarter-finals against the Netherlands and in the penalty shootout in the semi-finals of last year’s Copa America. Nahuel Molina: Molina is an energetic full back and has all the makings of a strong defender. The 24-year-old Atletico Madrid player is also known for his aggressive approach.
Enzo Fernández: Fernández started the tournament as a substitute but became a mainstay after scoring a goal in Argentina’s victory over Mexico. He is a key player in Argentina’s midfield. Kylian Mbappe: Mbappe is the most dangerous player for Argentina, who is known for his speed and goalscoring skills. The 23-year-old striker, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain, has scored five goals in the World Cup so far, the same as Messi. If he wins against Argentina, he will be among the greatest players.
Antonio Griezmann: The 31-year-old Griezmann has proved to be a key player for France in this World Cup. The Atletico Madrid striker has also added defensive qualities to his skillset. His fight with Messi in the final will be worth watching. Hugo Lloris: The 35-year-old Hugo Lloris, who plays for Tottenham, is on course to become the first captain to win two World Cups. He is reticent but executes his work well. He holds the record for playing the most number of matches for France. Rafael Varan: 29-year-old Rafael Varan is the strong link of the French defense.
He has struggled with injuries in his career but is now ready to give his best. He has been instrumental in helping Real Madrid win the Champions League title four times. Aurelien Tchoumeni: Tchoumeni has faithfully replaced Paul Pogba in his midfield role for the past four years. He presented a good example of his ability to set up a Pogba-like shot by scoring against England. Argentina will have a hard time getting past him in the midfield.
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