A FIFA World Cup Final between Argentina and Portugal would be the Hollywood finale to one of the most intriguing rivalries the footballing world has ever seen. Could we possibly see a magnificent finale with Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo as its major protagonists?
Yes is the obvious response to this query.
In order to get to the semifinals, Argentina must first defeat the Netherlands on Friday. If they do, they will play the winner of Croatia’s game against Brazil. The Albiceleste will go to the Final for the fourth time in the past 40 years if they can successfully navigate that formidable challenge.
Portugal has never advanced past the round of 16, and defeating Morocco will be their first obstacle on the route to their first World Cup Final. On Wednesday, December 14, the victors of that match must play either France or England in the semifinals.
Although there are undoubtedly many obstacles between both teams and the decisive matchup. Nothing is insurmountable when you take into account the standards they have set for themselves.
For many football fans, it would be a dream come true. Every time one of these two superstars steps onto the field in Qatar, the noise levels soar through the roof. And there aren’t many sporting headlines elsewhere in the globe that could knock a match like this off the back pages.
The World Cup winner’s medal would be the perfect way for one of the two players with the most individual honors in the game to cap off their illustrious career, Messi vs. Ronaldo, while the other player would likely have to accept the fact that the GOAT debate would finally have an answer.