Thu 15 December 2022 | 20:00

Capello is eager to see Mbappe versus Messi at Qatar 2022 final

Being difference-makers for their side in the semi-final, the Paris Saint-Germain teammates confront each other in the World Cup final, with Mbappe tending to secure a successive trophy and Messi a perfect showdown to his career.

Fabio Capello is thrilled by Qatar 2022 as he sees

Lionel Messi

back to his best, after being key in Argentina's semi-final victory over Croatia. Capello is eager to see the two best players in the world, Messi and

Kylian Mbappe

, going toe-to-toe in the World Cup final.


Messi and Mbappe made the difference [in their semi-finals],"

he said.

"Messi produced a great game and Mbappe arrived decisively twice near the goal, his two shots caused two deflections and they won against Morocco."

"However, Capello believes the Argentine superstar had some below-par performances for his country before finding his feet.

"Messi is back to being Messi," he added. "That only applies to the Argentina-Croatia game, though. Before that match, he just walked around the pitch."

Capello believes the timing was essential to

Qatar 2022

’s competition quality. The former


boss added:

"It's been a good World Cup. The coaches did not give space to their opponents and I've seen great attention to detail.

"The players arrived fresh and ran a lot. Players arrived in the middle of the current season, so they were all fresh.

"We have seen a [World Cup] of running and a good level of competition, different to when the World Cup is usually held in June when the players are tired.

"The two sides in the final are the teams who were able to reach another level technically. I think it's going to be very difficult for either side to win. I don't know how it's going to end."



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