Lionel Messi and the Argentina squad defied all the odds and won the FIFA World Cup in December 2022. Before the World Cup, there were always debates as to who was the Greatest of All Time in soccer. Some argued Cristiano Ronaldo while some said Lionel Messi.
This debate and argument were put to bed by Messi and Argentina in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, by winning the Cup and reaching the pinnacle of the sport. This World Cup win will go down as one of the best ones of Argentina and Lionel Messi.
🇦🇷🏆 On November 30, a new documentary about the World Champions will premiere on Star+, interviews by @PolloVignolo with the world champions.
…Leo Messi: “Not in my wildest dreams would I have dreamed it to win the World Cup in this way.”
— All About Argentina 🛎🇦🇷 (@AlbicelesteTalk) November 30, 2023
Star+ is lining up a docu-series for the illustrious Argentina squad and their run in the World Cup with captain Lionel Messi as the main lead. This documentary titled “Champions – One Year Later” will be out on November 30th with a famous reporter Pollo Vignolo interviewing the Argentinian stars’ journey.
A un año de la histórica consagración de Argentina en #Qatar2022, vas a volver a emocionarte.
Disponible desde este jueves: “Campeones – Un año después”
¡🔟 entrevistas imperdibles! 🇦🇷 🏆
— ESPN Fútbol Argentina (@ESPNFutbolArg) November 28, 2023
While being interviewed by Pollo, Messi seemed quite emotional and ecstatic as he added, “Not in my wildest dreams would I have dreamed it to win the World Cup in this way.” This World Cup will be fondly talked about by the fans of the soccer community around the world for years.
Louis Van Gaal accuses FIFA for Argentina’s World Cup victory
Argentina won the FIFA World Cup in December 2022. Many fans around the world were celebrating their win and were happy for their favorite player Lionel Messi to finally fulfill his dream. However while many were rejoicing their victory some had different opinions on that.
Louis Van Gaal, former manager of the Netherlands during the World Cup, accused FIFA of Argentina’s World Cup victory. “I won’t delve into this too deeply,” Van Gaal remarked to Dutch media outlet “NOS” Sports. “When you analyze how Argentina scored their goals and how we scored ours, you’ll understand.”
No matter what anyone says
Messi is the goat
He won the World Cup
Louis Van Gaal opinion is none of my business🤣🤣because Messi 🐐🐐 won the world cup without any bias pic.twitter.com/rmsxY0Bz5W
— Moses Ezeamii (@MosesEzeamii) September 5, 2023
He further added, “Some of their players clearly crossed the line and yet remained unpunished. Consequently, I believe this match was entirely prearranged. Do I believe Messi should be the world champion? I do.” This raised a lot of controversy in the soccer community.
Van Gaal was not the only one, “We conceded an unexpected goal,” said Pepe, the veteran Portuguese defender accusing FIFA of being biased towards other teams and especially Argentina. He was also very annoyed with FIFA assigning an Argentinian referee for a Portugal match.
⚠️ Bruno Fernandes and Pepe think FIFA is favoring PSG’s and Argentina’s Lionel Messi
🤬 Damning statements coming from Portugal’s camp doubting the refereeing of quarter-finals games
🚫 Should FIFA take action, ban Portuguese players?
— PSG Post 🗼 (@PSGPost) December 11, 2022
After Croatia’s semifinal defeat, captain Luka Modric cried out, “I don’t believe in the penalty decision,” expressing shock at the referee’s call that favored Argentina. It’s clear that this choice changed how the game turned out. All said and done, these calls by players do raise doubts in a neural soccer fan’s mind.