We are very interested in who will take the Qatar World Cup trophy, but we are also interested in who will win the Golden Ball for the best player award.

It’s been 28 years since the Golden Ball came out from the winning team, which is why the confrontation between Messi and Mbafe is attracting attention.

Reporter Kim Dong-min reports.

If Argentina wins, there is a high chance that Messi will win the Best Player, Top Scorer, and Assists title for the first time in World Cup history.

The World Cup Best Player Award has not come from the winning team for 28 years since the 1994 World Cup.

In Russia 2018 France won but Croatia’s Modrić received the Golden Ball and in Brazil 2014 Germany won but Messi was awarded the Golden Ball.

Argentina are getting stronger as time goes on after being knocked out by Saudi Arabia in their first match of the group stage.

[Lionel Messi / Argentine soccer team captain: As the manager (Scaloni) said, we are playing more and more intelligently. He endures when he has to endure, knows when to have the ball, and knows when to press and back off.]

Mbappe, who is 11 years younger than Messi, has already experienced winning the World Cup in Russia at the age of 20.

He scored 4 goals during the Russian tournament and won the Young Player award.

In particular, he scored a penalty against Argentina in the round of 16 and scored two goals in the second half, imprinting his presence on soccer fans around the world.

This round of 16 is the only A match between Messi and Mbappe.

[Didier Deschamps / France national soccer team coach: Do you have any plans to stop Messi? We will try to limit his influence as much as possible. Just like Argentinian players are trying to limit our players’ influence.]

Mbappe and Messi know each other too well because they play together at Paris Saint-Germain.

With 5 goals in this tournament, it is ranked 1st in scoring, so the player who scores a goal in the final is expected to take the top scorer as well. 토토