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5 Superstars Who Will Play In Their Last FIFA World Cup In Qatar Including PSG’s Messi

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Abhinab Ghosh
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The 2022 FIFA World Cup will begin in Qatar this Sunday as 32 of the best nations look to fight it out to determine who gets crowned as the new world champions at the Lusail Iconic Stadium where the final will take place next month.

With the World Cup set to kick off soon, let’s take a look at five superstars who will participate in their last FIFA World Cup soon.

Luka Modric (Croatia)

The Real Madrid midfielder has scored five goals and grabbed a couple of assists in 18 matches this season on all fronts.

The Croatia international will be eager to impress in his last World Cup appearance after failing at the final hurdle in the 2018 FIFA World Cup where Croatia lost to France in the final by a 4-2 scoreline.

Modric will now hope to go on a similar run and end his World Cup run by winning the famous trophy next month.

Lionel Messi (Argentina)

The Argentine wing wizard has enjoyed a productive campaign at Paris Saint-Germain and has also been a great leader for Argentine over the past couple of years. He has helped his nation go on a 35-match unbeaten run in international football and would now focus his attention on doing well for them in what looks set to be his final World Cup appearance in Qatar.

Based on his club football, Messi will once again be a real handful for any defender in this World Cup as he has registered 12 goals and 14 assists in 19 appearances for PSG this season in all competitions.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

The 37-year-old has endured a frustrating campaign at Manchester United as he has failed to nail down a regular starting spot under the stewardship of Eric ten Hag. He has fallen out of favour with the Man United boss due to his recent public comments about his situation at the club.

However, Cristiano Ronaldo remains an integral member of Portugal’s squad and would be eager to perform well for his country in Qatar later this month.

Robert Lewandowski (Poland)

The experienced Polish striker has made a good start to life at the Nou Camp after banging in banging in 18 goals and securing four assists in 19 matches for Barcelona during this campaign across all competitions.

Lewandowski will be Poland’s best hope for goals in what is supposed to be his last-ever World Cup.

Thiago Silva (Brazil)

Silva is having a tough campaign at Chelsea as he has struggled to help them be consistent in the Premier League. He has been involved in 17 matches for the Blues this season, picking up two assists in the process on all fronts. More importantly, Silva has averaged 1.6 tackles, 1.6 interceptions and 3.8 clearances per 90 minutes in Premier League football (stats via whoscored).

The 38-year-old will take part in his last World Cup and is expected to play a prominent role for Brazil when the competition gets underway on November 20.

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