Lionel Messi may have avoided a ‘curse’ before the World Cup


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Lionel Messi was not on the 30-man shortlist for the 2022 Ballon d’Or, won by Real Madrid star Karim Benzema. However, the Argentine may have avoided a curse by not winning the award.

Lionel Messi in the Argentina match.
© Elsa / Getty ImagesLionel Messi in the Argentina match.

Lionel Messiseason one with Paris Saint-Germain Did not go according to plan, with Argentine Superstar is struggling to settle in French League 1 side by side throughout the 2021-22 campaign. Therefore, it was not even considered for 2022 Golden Ball ceremony.

Prestigious award given by France Football He changed his criteria for this version, considering the club’s season rather than the calendar year. Hence, Messi He wasn’t even part of the 30-player shortlist.

Of course, such a decision sparked controversy because we are talking about one of the best and best Ballon d’Or players in the world. The news may not have been good with Messi at first, but he hasn’t won this year They could end up being better his and Argentina.

Lionel Messi avoids Ballon d’Or ‘curse’ ahead of Qatar 2022 World Cup

unsurprisingly, Karim Benzema He came out victorious at the 2022 Ballon d’Or after a fantastic season in which he helped Real Madrid win the the league And the Champions League titles. But there is a fact that could worry the French community.

As stats expert MisterChip pointed out on Twitter, The Ballon d’Or winner has never won a race world Cup. Benzema heads to Qatar 2022 with a view to helping France He holds back-to-back titles, but he’ll need to break the “curse” to make it happen.

on the other side, This is only Argentina fuel World Cup aspirations. La Albiceleste Reaching the competition in high spirits, having won Copa America Last year he hit a ticket to Qatar without losing a single match.

Messi recently revealed that this would definitely be The last world cup in his career. It won’t be easy, but expectations about Argentina have gone too far. Will he finally win the elusive title in Qatar?

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