On Sunday, the Lusail Stadium will host the 2022 Qatar World Cup Final, featuring Argentina and France. Here, check out what would happen if La Albiceleste triumph in this matchup.
Sunday’s match at the Lusail Stadium will be the last of the 2022 World Cup. Favorites Argentina have a strong chance to end Europe’s 16-year World Cup winning streak in a thrilling World Cup final against defending champions France.
Last year, Lionel Scaloni’s team won the Copa America, ending almost 30 years of sadness, and their captain Lionel Messi broke all the national team records and even some international ones. a series of sad defeats in critical final matches. They then went from strength to strength in Qatar, despite the initial setback of losing their opening group stage match to Saudi Arabia.
This World Cup was Lionel Messi’s most successful tournament ever. The 35-year-old was widely expected to make a last-ditch effort at the World Cup, but few could have predicted the fantastic exhibition he has produced so far. Despite the adversity, he was able to help his team reach the final four times and is now just one game away from lifting the trophy.
What would happen if Argentina beat France in the Qatar 2022 Final?
In the event of a victory against France, Argentina would win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and will be rewarded with gold medals for their impressive performance. The World Cup gold medalists will take home $42 million prize money in addition to bragging rights.
Messi will play in his last World Cup hoping to match the feats of Diego Maradona, whose performance against England in the quarterfinals of the 1986 tournament is still spoken about to this day in Argentina. After winning the tournament in 1978 on home soil, they went on to win it again in 1990.
For Qatar 2022, the Knockout Round consists of one-game playoffs. Therefore, there is no opportunity to win the series by taking game two. There is no room for a mistake in this win-or-go-home approach. For Luis Scaloni’s squad to grab their third World Cup gold, they must win in regular time, after extra time, or triumph on penalties.