Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has reiterated that Argentina will lift the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Recall that the South American giants are in Group C alongside Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia.
Argentina go into this year’s World Cup in impeccable form, as they are on a 36-match unbeaten run across all competitions.
However, Shearer wants Messi to lead Argentina to triumph in Qatar, adding that the Paris Saint-Germain forward is the greatest player ever.
“Argentina,” Shearer told BBC Sport when asked to predict the country to win the tournament.
“It will be a great way for Lionel Messi, the best player in the world, to go out. It could be a defining moment for him – he has probably been the greatest player we have ever seen, but the thing that is always chucked at him when comparisons are made between him and [late] Diego Maradona is that he has never won the World Cup.”
He continued: “If he was to win this one, that would pretty much be the end of that debate – and what a story it would be.”
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