World Cup 2022: Van Persie Backs Messi’s Argentina to Emerge Champions

World Cup 2022: Van Persie Backs Messi’s Argentina to Emerge Champions

  • Dutch legend Robin Van Persie is tipping Argentina to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup because of star player Lionel Messi
  • Argentina will faceoff with the Netherlands in the quarterfinal of the 2022 World Cup after both teams booked their place on Saturday, December 3
  • Argentina are two-time champions of the World Cup; however, the South American champions last won the competition in 1978

Robin Van Persie wants just one team to emerge as champions of the 2022 FIFA World Cup asides the Netherlands as the lineup for the quarterfinalists looks almost complete.

The former Arsenal and Manchester United star is tipping Argentina to go all the way to become champions if they scale through the hurdle of the Netherlands.

Lionel Messi, Robin Van Persie, 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022, Argentina, Netherlands
Lionel Messi is bidding to win the World Cup for the first time in his career. Photo by MB Media
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Van Persie wants Argentina to become champions of the world for a third time because of star player, Lionel Messi whom he says deserves to win the World Cup trophy.

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Messi has been Argentina’s standout player so far at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and will once again lead La Albiceleste against the Netherlands in the quarterfinal.

Messi has scored 3 goals so far at the ongoing tournament in Qatar and has been one of the best players so far in the competition.

Messi one step away from becoming legendary

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi must win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar to surpass the late, great Diego Maradona as the best Argentine player ever, Marca reports.

The 35-year-old forward became Argentina's second-highest goal scorer in the history of the World Cup by scoring his first goal ever in the knockout round against Australia.

Messi’s ninth World Cup goal takes him ahead of Maradona and one behind all-time leader Gabriel Batistuta.

Netherlands supporters troll Lionel Messi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported the Netherlands will take on Argentina in the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup, and the Dutch fans are up for the challenge.

Fans of the Oranje believe that they have enough to deal with the Copa America champions, and aren't particularly worried about what Lionel Messi brings to the table.

Goal recently shared a hilarious video of Dutch fans being quizzed about the upcoming game, especially their thoughts on Messi.

Source: Sports Brief News