Lionel Messi (Argentina) won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Argentina drew 3-3 with France in the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar held at the Rusail Stadium in Alayan, Qatar at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 19th. Afterwards, a penalty shoot-out was played and Argenti won 4-2.
Messi completed his major league career by winning the Olympics and the Copa America, and conquering the World Cup.
Messi performed his best performance, recording 10 attack points with 7 goals and 3 assists, including multiple goals in the final. The Golden Ball winner, MVP of the tournament, was also Messi.
Ronaldo admires Messi… “Eradicate any rivalry”
Brazilian World Cup hero Ronaldo also praised Messi. Brazilian legend Ronaldo played a key role in Brazil’s victory at the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, South America’s World Cup victory before Argentina.
Ronaldo posted a photo and congratulations on winning the championship with the words “Congratulations Messi” on social media.안전놀이터
“This player’s football takes away any rivalry. I saw a lot of Brazilians and fans all over the world cheering for Messi enthusiastically in the final,” he said, referring to the fact that even Brazilians aspired to win the title.
At the same time, he praised Messi’s victory, saying, “It is a farewell worthy of a genius who has dominated an era beyond a World Cup star.”
Messi with the trophy, contrasting ‘rival’ Ronaldo
Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) are called eternal rivals, and they have been plagued by numerous debates over who is the world’s best soccer player.
The moment Messi lifted the championship cup on the World Cup stage, Ronaldo’s social network service (SNS) was quiet.
Footballers around the world, including Neymar, his best friends Luis Alberto Suarez and Son Heung-min, are celebrating Messi’s “last dance.”
But Ronaldo is the only one keeping silent. The last post he posted was about his feelings after losing the match against Morocco.
In this World Cup, Ronaldo faced Morocco in the quarterfinals, but was forced to withdraw from the World Cup stage in a 0-1 defeat.
“Messi is a magic show, Ronaldo is a horror show”… A line from the American media
On this day, ‘Fox Sports’ of the United States said, “There is no doubt. The rivalry between Messi and Ronaldo is over. Messi was a ‘magic show’ and Ronaldo was a ‘horror show’.”
Meanwhile, Messi said in an interview after the game, “Retirement from the national team? I will not retire from the national team. I want to continue playing in the World Cup champion Argentina uniform,” he dismissed rumors of retirement from the national team.