Qatar 2022: Sports journalist, Smart predicts two countries to reach World Cup final

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is already in its semi-final stages.

Football fans have so far been entertained by some exciting fixtures and shocking results so far.

The likes of France, Morocco, Argentina and Croatia have already made it to the last-4, which will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

Football powerhouses like Germany, Brazil, Belgium, Netherlands and Uruguay have since been eliminated from the tournament.

Speaking with DAILY POST, Mr Stanley Smart, an Abuja-based Sports journalist, picked two countries that will make it to the final of the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

According to Smart, Argentina and Morocco will eventually make it to the last four of the World Cup.

He said, “I see Argentina and Morocco making it to the semi-finals of the World Cup this year.

“Their performances in the tournament so far proved that these teams have what it takes to reach the 2022 World Cup final ahead of Croatia and France.

“Messi will, of course, lead Argentina to the final. He has been outstanding at the competition so far. We are talking about one of the best players to ever play the game. Obviously, this tournament is his last World Cup.

“He has already broken some records, like the most appearances for the Argentina national team at the FIFA World Cup. I see the PSG star taking his team to the final and probably winning the trophy.

“As for Morocco, they have made Africa and the Arab world proud. The Atlas Lions are officially the first African team to reach the semi-final of the World Cup in history. That should boost their morale when they face France, and I see them beating the defending champions.”

DAILY POST reports that Morocco reached the World Cup semi-final stage after beating Spain in the round of 16 and Portugal in the quarter-final.

The North Africans had topped Group F with seven points after winning two out of their three matches against Croatia, Belgium and Canada.

Walid Regragui’s side are yet to lose a game in the World Cup so far.

As for Argentina, they reached the World Cup semi-final after beating Australia in the round of 16 and the Netherlands in the semi-final.

The Albicelestes had topped Group C with six points after winning two out of their three matches against Poland, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup final will take place on Sunday, December 18, at the Lusail Stadium.

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