‘Last Dance’ of two Ballon d’Or winners, there is only one person who will decorate the finale

December 13, 2022 0 Comments

It’s harsh, but it’s real. Neither player can advance to the finals.

Argentina and Croatia will face off in the semifinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Qatar at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 14th. Argentina beat the Netherlands in the quarterfinals and Croatia beat Brazil to advance to the semifinals.

Both teams have one thing in common: they advanced to the quarterfinals after a penalty shoot-out. It is said that there is a burden physically. 90 minutes of regular time, 30 minutes of overtime, and penalty shootouts. In particular, in the case of Croatia, it is natural that they are physically exhausted as they went to the penalty shoot-out with Japan in the round of 16.

However, both Argentina and Croatia are planning to do their best to advance to the semi-finals. This is because both teams are determined to win.

This competition is the ‘Last Dance’ between Lionel Messi and Luka Modric. In addition to the two players, there were other players who were likely to have the last World Cup in their careers, such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski, but all were eliminated. Of course, France’s Olivier Giroud, who reached the semifinals, is also likely to have this World Cup as his last, but many fans’ eyes are focused on Messi and Modric rather than Giroud. Because it is the last challenge of the two players who have peaked.

There is no need to explain Messi. He has many individual trophies and team championship trophies, including 7 Ballon d’Or. Modric also reigned as the world’s best player, winning numerous trophies, including three consecutive Champions League (UCL) titles at Real Madrid, and even the 2018 Ballon d’Or.

They are two players who have won many trophies during their 10-plus years of playing career, but there is one trophy that has not entered their trophy case. It is the world cup championship trophy.

Both Messi and Modric have come close to winning. but never won Messi was the first to seize the opportunity. At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Messi led his country Argentina to the final with great performances, but was defeated by Germany 0-1 after an extended struggle. 토토사이트

Modric reached the final at the last tournament. Croatia went through penalty shootouts in the round of 16 and quarterfinals four years ago, and overtime in the quarterfinals to advance to the final, but had to swallow regret by kneeling against France.

Messi and Modric will challenge the finals again after 8 years and 4 years, respectively. The two players are leading the team with the best performances for their country this time again. Likewise, his teammates seem to be doing their best in the game as if they know that this tournament is Messi and Modric’s last opportunity to win the World Cup. The ‘last dance’ of the two players, but the person who will decorate the end of the World Cup is either Messi or Modric.

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