Lionel Messi and Argentina have made it to the Qatar 2022 final after a comfortable win over Croatia. Find out here how many times has the PSG star taken his nation to a World Cup final.
Argentina got the job done against Croatia to reach the Qatar 2022 grand final in what could be Lionel Messi’s last chance to win the coveted and elusive World Cup trophy.
The Paris Saint-Germain star, who turned 35 in June, admitted before the tournament that he might not play in 2026. That’s why all eyes were on him from day one. And he has fulfilled the expectations so far.
Messi scored in all but one game en route to the final, failing to get on the scoresheet only against Poland. Now he is just one step away from winning his first World Cup. However, it will not be the first time in the final.
Has Lionel Messi played in a World Cup final?
Lionel Messi will play in his second World Cup final. Messi had already played in the Brazil 2014 final, but it was a heartbreaking memory for all Argentine fans. That day, Mario Gotze gave Germany a dramatic win in extra time, ending with Messi and Argentina’s hopes.
Eight years later, they’ll have a second opportunity to finish the job. Now, Argentina wait for the winner of the France-Morocco semifinal. Will Messi lead his country to the promised land this time?