Keep South America’s pride, Messi must overcome Europe to win the title

Can Argentina defeat the European team in the World Cup final?  

Argentina and France will face each other in the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which will be held at Lusail Stadium in Qatar at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 18th. 

In World Cup history, when a South American team faced off against a European team in the final, the South American team often won. Out of 10 head-to-head matches, the South American team won 7 championships. During a total of 21 World Cups, European teams have won 12 times, more than South America (9 times), but when they met in the 토토사이트 final, Europe was pushed back.

However, Argentina was rather weak against Europe in the final. Two of South America’s three defeats were against Argentina. They lost to Germany in both the 1990 and 2014 World Cup finals and failed to win the title. Although they won the championship twice by defeating the Netherlands and West Germany in 1978 and 1986, respectively, they are losing twice in a row against European teams in the finals. 

France was strong against South American teams. France won the 1998 World Cup final at home by beating Brazil 3-0. They are undefeated in 10 matches against South American teams (6 wins, 4 draws). Their last defeat has to date back to 1978, when they lost 1-2 to Argentina in the group stage. 

The World Cup match between Argentina and France is tight with 2 wins and 2 losses. They met in the round of 16 tournament at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, with France winning 4-3. In terms of overall opponents, France is behind with 3 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in A matches, but considering the recent strength of European teams and France’s rising trend, it is not meaningful.

Argentina should go beyond France and take care of South America’s pride. No South American team has won the title since Brazil in 2002. All European teams take turns taking the trophy. Argentina is the only team to have reached the final in the last four tournaments. 

This time, Lionel Messi’s victory is also at stake. Messi, who is called the greatest player of all time, has only won the World Cup. This tournament is your last chance. The whole world is cheering for Messi’s victory. It remains to be seen whether Argentina can achieve this.