Can French ace Kylian Mbappe (24, PSG) keep his word?
France will face Argentina at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on the 19th (Korean time). Another challenge to win. France has advanced to the final for the second time in a row following the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Argentina seized the opportunity to reach the top 36 years after the 1986 Mexico Games.
Two players representing France and Argentina. The match between Mbappe and Lionel Messi (35, PSG) is also a point to watch. The two players are eating one pot rice at PSG, but they faced each other in the final at the World Cup in Qatar. It is also deeply symbolic in that it is a confrontation between Messi, the ‘king of the end’, and Mbappe, the ‘next generation protagonist’. Mbappe will not only win the World Cup, but also try to open his own era beyond Messi.토토
Coincidentally, Mbappe and Messi scored 5 goals in this tournament and are tied for first place in the scoring category. There is a fierce competition for the top scorer.
As the confrontation between the two players was concluded, Mbappe’s interview a month ago became a hot topic. Right before the World Cup in Qatar, Mbappe gave a video interview to Sports Illustrated Tit, claiming he was the best player in the world. At the time, Mbappe was asked two questions, “Which team do you think will win the World Cup in Qatar?” and “Who is the best player in the world?”, and answered “France” and “me.”
The time has come to keep this promise. As Mbappe said, to show that he is the best player in the world, he has to defeat Messi and lead France to the championship. If France rises to the top, Mbappe is likely to win the Golden Ball, the MVP of the tournament. It is the best star of this tournament, and it proves that the era of Mbappe has opened.
Mbappe has never won the Golden Ball. When France reached the top of the World Cup four years ago, Mbappe only won the Young Player Award. At that time, the Golden Ball was taken to runner-up Croatian ace Luka Modric (Real Madrid).
It is expected to be a fiery showdown. Messi, who is trying to defend the title of ‘World’s Best’, is also in a position where he cannot give up his title. It’s because it’s his last World Cup stage, and he’s aiming for his first championship in his life. Previously, Messi had participated in the World Cup four times, but never reached the top. In the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, he advanced to the final, but he had to swallow tears as he lost 0-1 to Germany, the ‘Tank Corps’. This time, attention is focused on whether he will block Mbappe’s challenge and hold the long-awaited World Cup trophy in his arms.