World Cup 2022: Argentina in Trouble As ‘Time Traveller’ Predicts Tournament’s Winner

World Cup 2022: Argentina in Trouble As ‘Time Traveller’ Predicts Tournament’s Winner

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:19 PM
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  • The 'Time Traveller' has predicted that Argentina will not win the World Cup in Qatar
  • The same person also correctly predicted England's loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final
  • The World Cup started on November 18 and will wrap up with the final on December 18

Argentina's wish of winning this year's World Cup in Qatar hangs in the balance, after a 'Time Traveller' shared the winner of the tournament on TikTok.

La Albiceleste are looking to win back-to-back major tournaments in the Middle East country, having ended a 28-year wait for a major trophy by winning the Copa America last year in Brazil.

Lionel Messi and his teammates will face the Netherlands in a mouthwatering quarter-final clash at the Lusail Iconic Stadium on Friday evening, with the winner facing either Brazil or Croatia in the semi-finals.

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A World Cup 'Time Traveller' has predicted that Lionel Messi and Argentina will not win the World Cup in Qatar. Credit: @ghanaballers
Source: Twitter

The Time Traveller's prediction

A user on TikTok, @worldcuptimetraveller, has circulated a television clip which shows who will get their hands on the World Cup trophy.

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In a video posted on TikTok, spotted by Sports Brief, the 'Time Traveller' claims Messi and Argentina have no chance of winning the World Cup. He instead states that Brazil will beat France 2-1 to win this year's Mundial.

He captioned the video: “Brazil just beat France at the 2022 World Cup final. I'm a time traveller. Helping you out like last year.”

In the video, Tottenham forward Richarlison and Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos were the scorers for Brazil, while Antoine Griezmann netted for France.

Doubts over Time Traveller's prediction

However, TikTok users spotted some errors in the world famous time traveller's video. It appears the celebrations footage used is from Richarlison's first goal against Serbia in Brazil's opening match at the World Cup.

@Mr. Potatoe spotted a huge difference in France's jersey .

"you can see the France kit only has 1 star meaning that is from before 2018 final."

MeSlav_pr0 also commented.

"Isnt that the celebration from richarlison goal celebration tho?"


"bro used the celebration clip of richys goal yesterday."

Brazil could face France

Brazil could still face France in the World Cup final due to the way the bracket is shaped up.

The Samba Boys will cross swords with either Netherlands or Argentina in the semi-final if they get past Croatia, while France will play Portugal or Morocco should they beat England in the quarters.

How Messi could play Ronaldo

Argentina and Portugal, who are home to two of the greatest players in football history, have been impressive in the tournament so far.

The two teams are already through to the quarter-finals, with Portugal demolishing Switzerland 6-1 in the round of 16 to advance, Sports Brief earlier reported.

On their part, Argentina had to overcome a stubborn Australian side to advance, with Messi scoring in that clash.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)