I will beat him’: Neymar challenges Lionel Messi ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022
Neymar vs. Messi at the FIFA World Cup 2022: Best friends will become adversaries at the upcoming showpiece event as Brazil’s striker makes a BIG statement
Neymar of Brazil and Lionel Messi of Argentina are still best friends. They have spent a lot of time on the field together while playing for the same team and continue to do so at PSG. The two have a special bond with each other.
However, when it comes to the World Cup, friends will become foes. Neymar has already stated that while he is a close friend of Messi, he intends to defeat him at the FIFA World Cup 2022, which begins on November 20 (Sunday) with hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador. Brazil and Argentina, according to Neymar, should meet during the tournament’s knockout stages.
Neymar Said, “Sometimes we talked about the possibility of meeting in the semi-finals or in the final. I tell Messi that I’m going to be champion and I’ll beat him,” Neymar told The Telegraph.
Neymar added, “During my career I have achieved things I never imagined. If my career ended today, I would be the happiest man in the world,” he said. “The World Cup is my biggest dream. I’m going to have another chance and I hope to get it.
Brazil is a World Cup favourite, along with Argentina, which has a very strong team. Brazil has won five World Cups. They last won the World Cup in 2002 and are hoping to end a two-decade drought. They have won tournaments in the following years: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, and 2002. Neymar remains one of their most important players in the tournament.
They play Serbia on November 24, Switzerland on November 28, and Cameroon on December 2 in Group B. Argentina last won the World Cup in 1986. They have won two championships so far, the first in 1978. This is their 18th appearance in the World Cup. Messi, of course, will be their main man, but Argentina has a very strong team this year.
Argentina’s FIFA World Cup group stage schedule is as follows: Mexico (November 26), Saudi Arabia (November 22), and Poland (November 30)