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Lionel Messi’s Great Career 2022 World Cup, And The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is getting closer, which will start on November 20 and end on December 18. Lionel Messi will be one of the star players who are waiting for his action.
Lionel Messi’s Great will make the 2022 World Cup his last edition. Because the age of the player nicknamed La Pulga is not young anymore, he is now 35 years old and the upcoming World Cup will complete his career success.
In the eyes of former England national team player Jamie Carragher, Lionel Messi is the best player in history. However, to be universally accepted, Lionel Messi’s Great still needs to win the 2022 World Cup with Argentina.
Lionel Messi’s Great has been recognized as one of the best players in the world. Currently, the PSG player is listed as the player with the most Ballon d’Or titles. Messi has six Ballon d’Or titles.
In addition, Lionel Messi also still has many other fantastic records. La Pulga is now listed as the all-time top scorer in the Argentina and Barcelona national teams. Messi has also scored 127 goals in the Champions League.
Not a few have pinned the label The GOAT on Lionel Messi for his brilliant career. One of them is Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher.
The World Cup trophy will be a puzzle piece for Lionel Messi. Because he has won various major trophies throughout his career. Such as domestic competitions with Barcelona and PSG, the Champions League trophy, to the Copa America.
Lionel Messi’s Great is often compared to Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best player. Both have been at the top level of world football for a long period. They have an amazing record.
“Lionel Messi’s Great is the best player we’ve ever seen,” said Carragher.
“You had great players before Lionel Messi’s Great, there was Pele, Johan Cruyff and Diego Maradona. But I would say Lionel Messi is the greatest player who has ever played football.”
Carragher has absolutely no doubts about Lionel Messi’s worth to get the title of The GOAT. However, according to Carragher, Lionel Messi’s Great needs a World Cup title to stop the debate over the status of The GOAT.
“Maybe it (Lionel Messi’s status as the world’s best player) is not universal for everyone. Because everyone associates that you have to win the World Cup,” said Carragher.
“I don’t like anything in Qatar other than Argentina and Lionel Messi winning the 2022 World Cup. It just reinforces my opinion that: Lionel Messi’s Great, is the greatest player who has ever played football,” concluded Carragher.
The World Cup is coming soon. In November, Qatar is ready to hold the biggest football event in the world. In every World Cup title, it is always interesting to wait for the emergence of a dark horse team.
The dark horse is a nickname for a team that is not considered the favorite to become champion, or in other words a little underestimated, but then is able to make a surprise.
Usually, the teams that get this nickname do not have a glorious history in the world of football. However, the World Cup can make them a surprise.
History has recorded. Bola.com collects several teams that have been dark horses in World Cup history . In fact, some of them have come close to becoming champions. Here’s the review:
Most recently, Croatia at the 2018 World Cup was absolutely incredible. They are joined by Argentina, Iceland and Nigeria in Group C.
Argentina is certainly seeded in this group. However, Croatia managed to beat La Albiceleste with a score of 3-0 at that time. Croatia also qualified for the round of 16 with the status of group winners and perfect points.
Their pace was smooth until the final round. Unfortunately, in the peak phase, Luka Modric et al. lost 2-4 to France.
Long before that, 20 years earlier, Croatia had also given a surprise at the 1998 World Cup which was held in France. At that time they were newcomers, but immediately stepped on the gas in France.
Having Davor Suker as an attack motor and goal machine, Croatia was able to advance to the semifinals. Unfortunately, their fast pace was stopped by the host, France, with a score of 2-1.
Croatia can go home with their heads held high. They won 2-1 over the Netherlands in the match for the third place of the 1998 World Cup.
It is true that Uruguay has two world titles. However, the two titles were won in the early days of the World Cup, aka the 1930s.
Coming to the 2010 World Cup, not many people thought that Diego Forlan and his colleagues could talk a lot. However, La Celeste appeared extraordinary.
Uruguay struggled to advance to the semifinal phase. Unfortunately, their struggle to qualify for the final was stopped by the Netherlands with a score of 3-2.
In the match for third place, Uruguay again lost with the same score from Germany. Diego Forlan won the award as the best player at that time.
The 2002 World Cup was a big history for Asia. Korea and Japan at that time became the first two Asian countries to host the biggest soccer tournament on earth. This has only been repeated by Qatar at the 2022 World Cup.
South Korea’s performance at that time was extraordinary. Park Ji-sung and colleagues made it through to the semifinals.
Although there was a lot of controversy that accompanied the escape of South Korea at that time. The most famous is the match against Italy in the round of 16.
South Korea lost 0-1 to Germany in the semifinals. In the match for third place, the Taeguk Warriors also lost 2-3 to Turkey.
Bulgaria is rarely heard of its role in world football today. However, in the 1990s, they were quite respected.
Bulgaria’s best appearance at the World Cup occurred in the 1994 edition which was held in the United States. Driven by Barcelona star Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgaria advanced to the semifinals.
Bulgaria got rid of the teams with bigger names. Call it Mexico in the round of 16, and Germany in the quarter-finals.
Bulgaria’s pace stopped in the semifinals after losing 1-2 to Italy. Bulgaria had to settle for being the fourth-placed team after losing 0-4 to Sweden in the match for third place.
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