Argentinian fans booed French ace Kylian Mbappe.
Argentina and France will face off in the final of the 2022 Qatar World Cup held at Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 18th (local time, 19th Korean time). The winner of this match will be crowned World Cup Champion.
About 25 minutes before kick-off, the lineup of both teams was introduced on the display board. Argentina was first. On this day, the stadium has an overwhelmingly large number of spectators wearing Argentina’s sky blue uniforms. It is estimated that about 80,000 people at Lusail Stadium, which accommodates about 89,000 people, are fans of Argentina or Lionel Messi. Naturally, when the video of Argentine players, especially Messi, appeared, thunderous cheers came out. It was a scene where Messi’s presence could be felt.
After a while, an introduction video of the French lineup followed. When Mbappe came out 10 times, the stadium burst into booing. Boos that did not explode for other players, such as Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud, were directed towards Mbappe. 안전놀이터
Mbappe is France’s key striker. He is the player Argentina is most wary of. This means that it is the biggest stumbling block to winning Messi. In addition, at his team, Paris Saint-Germain, Mbappe subtly reveals a rivalry with Messi. For fans who support Messi, he is an annoyance. It can be interpreted as the reason why he was the only French player to be booed.
This is Messi’s last World Cup. Messi is determined to win the last World Cup in his career. I ran all the way here to win the only trophy that Messi doesn’t have, the World Cup. Over France, Messi could become the greatest player in the history of world football. Argentinian fans are eagerly awaiting Messi’s reign as world champion.
France cannot back down either. France is challenging to become champion for the second time in a row following the last World Cup in Russia. The biggest concern is Messi’s coronation, but France is expected to do everything possible to win as there is no reason to consider Messi and Argentina’s situation.