World Cup 2022: Brazil legend Rivaldo backing arch-rivals Argentina to lift trophy

Argentina captain Lionel Messi celebrates after Argentina defeated Croatia 3-0 in the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar on 13 December, 2022.
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Brazil icon Rivaldo has stunningly backed his country's arch-rivals Argentina to win World Cup 2022, claiming that 'God will crown' Lionel Messi a world champion on Sunday.

Argentina reached their sixth World Cup final by cruising past Croatia 3-0 in the semis on Tuesday, with Messi scoring and setting up his fifth and third goals of the tournament respectively.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...