Like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Mohammed Ali and Joe Frazier, and Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, these two players will forever be associated with one another. Neither athlete has ever helped his nation win the World Cup.
Even when both players retire, arguments over who is the best will rage on. In 2022, Messi, 35, and Ronaldo, 37, may have one more opportunity to win the FIFA World Cup, one of the greatest rewards in football history. Messi is a year older than Ronaldo.
According to Spanish sports journalist Alvaro Romeo, Argentina is the superior squad and might provide Messi the opportunity to complete the one gap in his illustrious career.
“In 2014, it’s a bit harsh to say, but when they faced Germany in the World Cup Final, Messi was somewhat of a one-man show. This time, he is flanked by superior midfielders and center backs. I believe Argentina has a chance, and Lionel Messi will focus on this World Cup as his final opportunity to take it home.
Alvaro Romeo, a Spanish sports journalist, thinks Argentina is the superior squad and might help Messi win the one trophy lacking from his illustrious career.
It’s a bit harsh to say, but Messi’s performance against Germany in the World Cup Final in 2014 was kind of a one-man show. He’s flanked by superior midfielders and center backs this time. Lionel Messi will focus on this World Cup as his final opportunity to win it, and I believe Argentina has a chance.
Whether they succeed or fail in Qatar, Ronaldo and Messi will definitely make headlines, but they won’t be the only ones who believe this could be their final opportunity to excel on the international stage. Let’s take a look at potential allies for them in the final chance bar.