Messi vs Mbappe: The Dream World Cup Final

France and Argentina have made their way into the finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Now two of its most celebrated players Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are up against each other to win the prestigious European Golden Boot Award 

Messi and Mbappe fight for Golden Boot

Messi is playing in what he said is his last World Cup. The Argentinian football star began his FIFA world cup 2022 journey by...

Messi’s journey in
FIFA 2022

...scoring a goal against Saudi Arabia, before scoring and assisting Enzo Fernandez in an emotionally charged win over Mexico

Messi’s journey in
FIFA 2022

Les Bleus’ blue-eyed boy Mbappe, at only 23 is at the peak of his powers and has already left behind French legends such as Thierry Henry, Michel Platini...

Mbappe: A legend
in making?

...and Zinedine Zidane with his nine World Cup goals (his five in Qatar added to his four from 2018)

Mbappe: A legend
in making?

Both Mbappe and Messi are jointly tied with five goals as the highest goal-scorers in the tournament thus far. However, it is the assist that keeps Messi ahead of the Frenchman as he has so far scalped three assists from his six matches

Messi vs Mbappe: A tie

Lionel Messi: 3 assists, 570 minutes played

Messi vs Mbappe:
5 goals each

Kylian Mbappe: 2 assists, 477 minutes played

Messi vs Mbappe:
5 goals each

Messi and the Argentine starting line-up were given a day off from training on Thursday amid concerns over their talisman’s fitness. However, as per a report in Foot Mercato, Messi is experiencing discomfort in his hamstring but is considered to be fit

Messi injury scare 

Mbappe and Messi connection

Both Messi and Mbappe represent Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the club level

PSG congratulates
Messi and Mbappe

PSG put out a graphic illustration of Messi and Mbappe wearing their respective national team shirts, with the prestigious FIFA World Cup trophy in the background on their Twitter account. Captioning the picture, the reigning Ligue 1 champions said, “We’re so proud!”

What happens in
case of a tie?

In case that Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe or anyone else gets tied at the same number of goals, the player with the least number of penalties will be awarded the Golden Boot

End of FIFA 2022

 The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is all set to conclude with the high-octane final between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium on Sunday, December 18

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