World Cup 2022: France boss Didier Deschamps praises 'scintillating' Lionel Messi ahead of final

France manager Didier Deschamps speaks during a press conference after France beat Morocco 2-0 in the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar
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France manager Didier Deschamps has acknowledged Lionel Messi's 'scintillating form' as he prepares his side for Sunday's World Cup 2022 final against Argentina.

Les Bleus are aiming to become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to retain the World Cup, and standing in their way are the Messi-inspired Albiceleste – for whom victory would provide the perfect ending to their legendary captain's international career.

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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...