It is the Lionel Messi vs Kylian Mbappe showdown at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM final as Argentina and France clash on Sunday, 18 December to cap off 29 days of an exciting tournament in Qatar.
In what many have dubbed to be the World Cup of the underdogs, Argentina bounced back from a shocking opening game defeat to Saudi Arabia to beating Mexico, Poland, Australia, Netherlands, and Croatia on their way to the final.
France, on the other hand, suffered a surprise defeat to Tunisia in the group stage but made light work of Australia, before securing vital wins against Denmark, Poland, England, and Morocco to get to the final.
Now just one game separates Lionel Messi from lifting the only trophy missing from his cabinet but there is one man standing in his way and that is his club teammate at PSG Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe on the other hand is hoping to win back-to-back World Cup titles at the young age of 23. Recall that France eliminated Argentina in the round of 16 at the World Cup four years ago, so Messi and his teammates are on a revenge mission.
France on the other hand, is gunning for the history books as only the third nation to lift consecutive World Cup titles since Argentina in 1934, 1938 and Brazil in 1958, 1962.