FIFA World Cup 2022 Messi-RonaldoLionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the two biggest players in the football world today. They both have many records in club football. Messi has been elected Ballon d’Or Award ie Best Footballer of the Year 7 times in his career so far. Ronaldo has won this award 5 times. There are crores of football fans in the world who consider Messi or Ronaldo as the greatest footballer of all time. Whether these two are better than Pele or Diego Maradona is debatable, but there is not much difference in the class of these legendary footballers. One of the biggest ironies among all this is that Argentina’s star footballer Lionel Messi and Portugal’s captain Cristiano Ronaldo have not won any FIFA World Cup in their career so far.
Messi-Ronaldo behind in this matter from Pele-Maradona
Pele, the greatest Brazilian footballer, won a total of 3 World Cups in his career, while Diego Maradona lifted the World Cup trophy on one occasion. It is in this part of the game that Messi and Ronaldo fall behind. This is the only thing that probably puts these two behind Pele and Maradona.
Messi has the last chance to win the first World Cup
FIFA World Cup 2022 is starting from 20 November in Qatar. Argentina’s great player Messi has already announced that this will be his last World Cup. Messi, 35, has been a part of his team in every World Cup since 2006. Messi has played 4 (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018) World Cups so far in his career. In Qatar, he will play the last World Cup of his career and it will probably be his last chance to lift the trophy.
Ronaldo’s cabinet empty despite playing 4 World Cups
Portugal’s great footballer Ronaldo should also not participate in this global tournament again after the FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar. Ronaldo, 37, has also played 4 World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018) so far. In such a situation, this could be their last chance to lift the World Cup trophy in the FIFA tournament starting this month.
Messi-Ronaldo mega show will be incomplete without World Cup
Of course, if the curtain falls on the career of these two legends without winning the World Cup trophy, then their mega show on the football pitch will be considered incomplete. Who can understand this pain better than former England great Wayne Rooney. Rooney played a total of 3 World Cups in his career from 2006 to 2014, but he did not get a chance to become the world champion. Rooney, considered the best English footballer of his time, does not want Messi and Ronaldo’s career to end with the same regret.
Wayne Rooney wants to see Messi or Ronaldo win the World Cup
Speaking to an Indian media house, Wayne Rooney said, “I know he knows how to deal with expectations. I want Messi or Ronaldo to win the World Cup trophy this time. This would be a great end to the careers of both of them. I know that Messi will do everything possible to make Argentina win this time.”
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