All eyes will be on the two most celebrated players of this generation, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, when they take the field in Qatar.
Ronaldo’s Portugal have been placed in Group H alongside Ghana, Uruguay, and South Korea. Messi’s Argentina, on the other hand, will take on Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Poland in Group C.
Speaking to Sport18, Ojha revealed that he was traveling to Qatar to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Ojha admitted that he did not watch football all that much, but could not let go of the opportunity to watch Ronaldo in action. Revealing his reasons for going to the World Cup, Ojha said (via NDTV Sports):
“Yes, I am going to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2022. I am going to watch Portugal vs Uruguay, the only reason behind this is Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s not like I am a big fan, but I just want to see him play live.”
Ojha was then asked about his dream World Cup final. He replied, saying:
“See, I am not too much into football but if I have to pick, it would be Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo that is Argentina vs Portugal.”
Lionel Messi has the edge over Cristiano Ronaldo heading into the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Ronaldo and Messi are the two best players of this generation. For over 15 years, they have gone toe-to-toe with one another, one-upping each other in search of unquestionable supremacy. The battle has often proven to be moot, but in terms of recent form, there is only one winner.
Lionel Messi currently has a considerable advantage over his arch-rival Ronaldo. Messi has been in stellar form for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) this season, scoring 12 times and claiming 14 assists in 19 games across competitions. Ronaldo, on the other hand, has only struck thrice and provided two assists in 16 games for Manchester United.
Additionally, Ronaldo finds himself in the middle of a raging battle with Manchester United after his recent, explosive interview. Considering his poor performances on the pitch and the instability off it, it could be difficult for the Portuguese to hit the ground running in Qatar.
Messi, meanwhile, is not only in great form but also has a great relationship with his club and international teammates. It would not be surprising to see him get off to a blistering start at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.