We are only 48 hours away from the 2022 world cup final as on Sunday afternoon Lionel Messi’s Argentina will take on his Paris Saint German teammate Kylian Mbappe and France to see which country has the best football team in the world.
But when the final whistle is blown on Sunday what will people say about this tournament both on and off the pitch?
When there has been so many stories before the first whistle was blown, from the LGBTQ+ community to the rights of workers and even to how the tournament was even allowed to take place in Qatar as well as in the run-up to Christmas.
Before the first match of the tournament the president of FIFA Giannini Infantino talked about this world cup and spoke on the west’s ‘Hypocrisy’ “That is hypocrisy on the other side when you pretend you have morals and give lessons on morals to others” England were set to put on an armband with the words One Love on it, the team didn’t wear the armband however former footballer and BBC pundit Alex Scott decided to wear the armband for England’s first game of the tournament against Iran.
However, the football side of the tournament has been very good to say the least with Argentina losing 2-1 in their first group match of the tournament against Saudi Arabia to Morocco’s unbelievable run to the quarter finals beating the likes of Portugal, Belgium and Canada to make it to the last 16 of the tournament, just falling short of the semi finals against Argentina.
Another main thing which will be talked about is the England and France quarter final with the most talked about point of that game being the officiating with seemingly-blatant fouls not being given.
Now one game remains with two Paris Saint German teammates looking to battle it out for the most prestigious prize in international football. The World Cup
But whatever our opinions are about this tournament this is one thing we can say, this will be a world cup we will never forget.
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