There is a lot of anticipation ahead of Sunday’s epic showdown between Argentina and holders France as the World Cup finally climax in Qatar.
Without doubt, these have been the best sides at the event that kicked off on November 20.
There are a couple of subplots leading to the final at Lusail, mainly the battle between Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.
The PSG duo are both tied on five goals and this battle as well is going to the wire.
Messi will be hoping to become the third Argentine after Guillermo Stabile (1930) and Mario Kempes (1978) to win the Golden boot while Just Fontaine (1958) is the only French player to have won it.
Away from the golden boot, both guys will have the eyes on the biggest prize – The World Cup, with Messi eyeing his first, probably the only missing piece in his Cupboard.
Mbappe on the other hand, helped France win it in Russia when they eased past Croatia and will be fancying his chances to defend it once again.
For Messi, this is his last shot at greatness, and to his fans, it’s what they need to end that long standing debate with Cristiano Ronaldo.
But to some analysts, a win for Messi will put him right there above Pele and Maradona as the ‘Greatest ever.’
Argentina will bank on a recent history on this one – In 2010, Spain lost to Switzerland in their opener but went on win the World Cup in South Africa.
Argentina were beaten by Saudi Arabia 2-1 in their group opener, are you thinking what I am thinking?
How To Watch the Final:
As the largest digital TV operator in Africa, StarTimes aims to bring the live broadcast of the world’s most exciting football matches to African fans.
UBC TV (channel 201 on antenna decoder / 447 on satellite decoder on StarTimes and StarTimes ON App) on StarTimes platform will bring 3rd Place playoff and the Final.
After the world cup StarTimes will broadcast CHAN competitions featuring Uganda Cranes live effective 13th January to 4th February 2023. Uganda is in Group B with countries; DRC, Senegal and Ivory Coast.