‘Already written:’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Lionel Messi will win FIFA World Cup 2022

A lot of credit has also been given to Messi for the consistency he has shown right throughout the tournament.

Argentine forward Lionel Messi in a file photo; Credit: Twitter/@Argentina
By Karthik Raman | Dec 13, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


The FIFA World Cup 2022 is nearing its completion as supporters around the world are just days away from finding out the champions. With the competition reaching the semifinal stage, there are only four countries still left to fight for the top honour. The first semifinal will see Lionel Messi’s Argentina battling last-World Cup’s finalists Croatia and the second semifinal will be between defending champions France and surprise package Morocco.

The fightback Argentina has shown to bounce back from losing their opener to reach the semifinals has been lauded by many. They were also praised for the resilience they showed in getting past a spirited Netherlands side in a thrilling penalty shootout in the last round. A lot of credit has also been given to Messi for the consistency he has shown right throughout the tournament. His level of performances has made him a favourite for the Golden Ball.

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Speaking about the World Cup, AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Lionel Messi will lift the coveted trophy in Qatar. Ibrahimovic told reporters, “I think it’s already written who will win, and you know who I mean. I think Messi will lift the trophy, it’s already written.” It will be interesting to see if Ibrahimovic’s words come true.

Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo; Credit: Twitter/@Cristiano
Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo in a file photo; Credit: Twitter/@Cristiano

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit

Then he switched the topic to another current footballing great, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese forward left Ibrahimovic’s former club Manchester United on a controversial circumstance following an explosive interview with British broadcaster Piers Morgan. “His exiting United, I think when things happen, we will never know the true story,” he added. 

“They say what they want to say, he says what he needs to say to protect himself, then you have the coach that says these things to protect himself. Then the club says things – not like me, I will tell you how it really happened. But we are all different. Everybody is careful about their image. For me the perfect image is being yourself. The true story we will not know my friend.”



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