Fabrizio Romano has named his top three players of the 2022 World Cup, with Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric ranked as the best, in that order.
It was a superb tournament in Qatar, with Argentina eventually winning a thrilling final yesterday on penalties after a 3-3 draw, with Messi and Mbappe both lighting up the game with five goals between them.
Modric is also clearly deserving of great praise as the 37-year-old inspired Croatia to a third place finish, with Romano praising his quality and leadership.
Writing in Fabrizio Romano’s Daily Briefing today, the reporter said: “Well, it’s finally over, and here’s my pick for the three stand-out players of the tournament:
- Lionel Messi – A World Cup winner at last, two goals in the final. A fitting triumph for an unbelievable career.
- Kylian Mbappe – The World Cup Golden Boot winner, and electrifying to watch again in Qatar. So unlucky to be on the losing side after a hat-trick in the final.
- Luka Modric – Simply class, a legend of the game, a leader for his country. Two terrific World Cups in 2018 and 2022.”
It was certainly a World Cup to remember, with Messi finally getting his hands on the famous trophy that had eluded him for so long.
Mbappe, meanwhile, must be a whirlwind of emotions right now after scoring a stunning hat-trick in the final, something only done once previously, only to finish on the losing side.
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