On the 22nd of last month, the biggest surprise of the 2022 Qatar World Cup occurred in Group C. Argentina, with Lionel Messi holding on, lost 1-2 to Saudi Arabia, which was considered a treaty. Argentina and Messi started the tournament anxiously after suffering an unexpected shock defeat in the first match of the group stage. It seemed like a fatal defeat for Messi, who was aiming to win the World Cup.
Saudi Arabia celebrated after winning against Argentina. In a local broadcast interview, a fan mocked the lack of presence of Messi by asking ,스포츠토토 “Where is Messi?” The phrase has become a convention buzzword, and can be seen in many stadiums. It became a ‘meme’ that attacked the opponent’s mentality by putting another star in place of Messi’s name.
Just looking at the match against Saudi Arabia, it was expected that Messi’s challenge for the title would not be easy. This is because he did not stand out clearly because he did not have a lot of activity, and he also showed a struggle against the opponent’s dense defense. The topic raised by the fan in Saudi Arabia was clearly grounded in its own way.
it was raining Did he awaken after that defeat? Messi showed off his tremendous presence by playing three matches in the tournament round past the group stage. His performance was so good that I didn’t even have to ask where Messi was. His 6 match record was 5 goals and 3 assists. Messi, who was born in 1987 and is in his mid-30s, has proven that he is still the best player in the world. In particular, it was overwhelming to see Yoshko Gbardiol, who is considered the best center back in this tournament, ‘get rid of’ in the semi-final match against Croatia. Messi and Argentina advanced to the final.
Argentina will play the final against France on the 18th local time (19th Korean time) at Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Lusail is the site of Argentina’s loss to Saudi Arabia about a month ago. For Argentina and for Messi, the first impression is a bad place.
However, Argentina went on a winning streak in Lusail afterwards. They beat Mexico 2-0, and also defeated the Netherlands and Croatia here. The pain and shock of the Saudi Arabia match have long since been erased.
After the final, it will be clear where Messi is. Either become champion and stay on the podium, or stay runner-up once again and stay in second place. What is certain is that Messi holds the key.