The journey for the 2022 World Cup begins this week and will be expecting to see our favorite players perform
Some great players would love to have a World Cup gloryLIONEL MESSI
born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both la Liga club Barcelona and the Argentina national team
Messi has won a record six Ballon d’or awards,[note 2] a record six European golden shoes, and in 2020 was named to the Ballon d’or dream team. He has spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he has won a club record 33 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, six Copa del Rey titles and four UEFA champions league. A prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (467), a la Liga season and European league season (50), most hat-tricks in la Liga (36) and the UEFA champions league (8), and most assists in La Liga (191), a La Liga and European league season (21) and the Copa America (12). He has scored 750 senior career goals for club and country, and has the most goals ever by a player for a single club.CHRISTIANO RONALDO
born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.Often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Ronaldo has won five Ballon d’or awards[note 3] and four European Golden Shoes, both of which are records for a European player. He has won 31 major trophies in his career including seven league titles, five UEFA champions league, one UEFA European champions, and one UEFA nations league title. Ronaldo holds the records for the most goals (134) and assists (42) in the history of the UEFA Champions League. He is one of the few recorded players to have made over 1,000 professional career appearances and has scored a record 770 senior career goals for club and country.MOHAMMED SALAH
Football has always been about the Europeans and the South Americans. Europe gave us the game. South America energized it. The closest anyone else could get were in 1930 and 2002 with US and South Korea making it to the Semis. Although Ivory Coast never made it through to the knockout, we all know how Didier Drogba changed the face of the country.
Salah’s form for club and country has been phenomenal this season and it will be a dream for the Egyptians to get past the likes of Uruguay, Russia, and Saudi Arabia into the knockout stages. We’ve rarely seen a one-man army burgeon in the finals, and the question remains, ‘does Egypt have enough to supplement Salah to reach the knockout stages of 2018?’, because everything remaining constant, we never know whether Salah will again get a chance to play the World Cup as Egypt needs to qualify consistently for the finals to achieve that feat.
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