Messi competes with Mbappe for 4 awards in the World Cup


The final of the 2022 World Cup, which is currently being held in Qatar, is witnessing a special confrontation between the French duo of Paris Saint-Germain, the Argentine star Lionel Messi and the rising winger Kylian Mbappe, and the identity of the champion will be revealed next Sunday at Lusail Stadium.


Messi, 35, is looking forward to winning the World Cup for the first time in his career with Argentina in his last World Cup, while Mbappe, 23, will try to lead France to retain the title he won with coach Didier Deschamps in the last World Cup in Russia in 2018.


The duo, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, are competing for 4 awards, perhaps the most prominent of which is winning the 2022 World Cup title, the top scorer award, the best player in the World Cup, and the best player in the world. February 2023, the date for the 2023 FIFA Best Awards ceremony in the world, after the 2022 Golden Ball award was presented on October 17 to Frenchman Karim Benzema, Real Madrid striker.


Messi and Mbappe are also battling for the award for the best player in the World Cup, as the two compete to win the title, as well as the title of top scorer, as well as the best player in the World Cup Qatar 2022.


Messi and Mbappe also share the top scorer list of the current World Cup in Qatar, with 5 goals each, as they are separated by a single goal in front of their closest pursuer, Olivier Giroud, the France striker, with 4 goals.


In his first six matches of the 2022 World Cup, Messi has only scored once. Of his five goals so far, three of them have come from penalty kicks, and he has assisted his teammates three times.


Regarding Mbappe, he scored twice against Denmark in the group stage, once each against Poland in the round of 16 and Australia in France’s tournament opener, but he was unable to find the back of the net against Morocco in the semifinals or Tunisia in the team’s final group stage games.


Mbappe chases Messi for the Man of the Match award


Kylian Mbappe also chases his counterpart, Lionel Messi, to win the Man of the Match award the most, and Lionel Messi leads the ranking of the most players to win the best player award in the matches, as he was chosen 4 times, and Kylian Mbappe competes with him, who won the best player award in 3 matches, as he competes with them from the remaining players. In the tournament, Croatian Luka Modric and Moroccan goalkeeper Yassin Bono were selected twice each.


Messi became the second player to win the Best Player award 4 times in one edition, after Dutchman Wesley Sneijder, who achieved this feat at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.


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