PSG’s Mbappé, Messi And Neymar Lead Their National Teams In Qatar
Qatar world cup 2022 has a host of stars gracing the global soccer showpiece. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Football Club has sent big names in the form of Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi, and Neymar da Silva Santos Junior. This trio represents France, Argentina, and Brazil, respectively. PSG benefits from a sponsorship deal with HFM, a multi-asset regulated and licensed global broker that offers access to the popular Metatrader4 trading platform.
These teams have already booked places in the knockout stages. They’re the main contenders in a tournament filled with competitive teams. Messi led Argentina to the world cup following a 36-game unbeaten run. On the other hand, Neymar plays a pivotal role in a fearsome Brazil. France also stands a good chance of retaining the coveted trophy, thanks to its star-studded team, including the ever-green Kylian.
Mbappé, Messi, and Neymar dominated sporting headlines for their impressive performances at the club level. They helped transform an ailing football club into a flourishing side that sends shockwaves in the top French league. This fact heightened expectations that the stars would light up the tournament, and they didn’t disappoint.
At PSG, the trio scored 46 goals in the club’s recent 22 matches, making the team a major contender to win the Champions League. Their superb form meant that soccer fans expected to see fireworks in games involving France, Argentina, and Brazil. The best part is that Mbappé has shone for France, allowing the squad to inch closer to retaining the trophy it won in Russia 2018.
Lionel Messi turns on the magic
Although Argentina had a shock start to the world cup after suffering a defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia, the team recovered to qualify for the knockout stages. It took control of its fate by beating Mexico two nil. Messi scored one of the goals as he lit up the global showpiece and delighted fans around the world.
The Argentine is aware that Qatar 2022 is his last world cup. So, he needs to make his presence felt. In Qatar, many local and international fans are keen to see the striker turn on the magic and win the tournament for his country.
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Neymar sheds injury woes
Unlike Messi, Neymar still has the chance to participate in one more world cup. In the past, he failed to spark at the 2014 tournament due to a nagging injury. At the 2018 showpiece, Neymar’s Brazil reached the quarter-finals. He went through a better season at the club level than the previous ones. In the past, injuries affected his career. Thankfully, he looks fitter and sharper, setting the stage for a good world cup.
Mbappé lights up the world
Kylian Mbappé stands shoulders above his compatriots when it comes to winning the world cup. He comes to the 2022 edition looking to repeat the 2018 dream run. The triumph helped the world notice many French players, particularly Mbappé’s extraordinary talent. What made the striker’s contribution special was that he was still a teenager.
It’s no surprise that PSG owners made him a lucrative offer. By doing so, the club prevented Real Madrid from snatching the talented player. The striker reportedly gets more than $650 million for his services as part of a three-year contract with the club. During the 2018 world cup, Mbappé played an instrumental role in knocking out Messi’s Argentina in the knockout stage.
As for the 2022 edition, there’s still a possibility of a clash between France and Argentina. Neymar’s Brazil may also face off with Argentines to determine who progresses to the next stages.
Mbappé helped prop up the French team when they faced a stubborn Denmark. If it weren’t for Mbappé’s prowess in front of goal, the result could have easily gone Denmark’s way. The striker rose to the occasion when the Danish defense machinery thwarted a barrage of French attacks. He scored two goals to give Le Blues a hard-earned 2 – 1 victory.
As the trio continues to march towards the final with their respective national teams, it remains to be seen who will be the last man standing at Qatar 2022. Kylian stands a good chance of retaining the trophy thanks to the depth of talent in the French squad. He’s surrounded by seasoned players capable of beating any team at the tournament, including Brazil and Argentina.
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