In the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), there are two teams with a sporting rivalry to the death. Argentina and Brazil, the two giants of South America, do not know half measures. The animosity between the two squads begins with knowing who is the best team in the world, or if Pelé is bigger than Maradona and vice versa. La Albiceleste advanced to the grand final of the Qatar 2022 World Cup and a Brazilian idol surrendered to Messi and company: Rivaldo.
The Argentine star led his nation’s victory in the semifinal against Luka Modric’s Croatian team. The PSG footballer scored and provided an assist during the match. In assist, the attacker made Josko Gvardiol, a Croatian central defender, see his luck. A play of such magnitude that it was only within the reach of the so-called ‘best player in the world’.
In this way, the football union surrendered to the performance of the light blue and white player. To the surprise of many, Rivaldo, the icon of Brazil, wrote in favor of Argentina and praised Messi. Through his social networks, the former FC Barcelona striker wrote: “We no longer have Brazil or Neymar in this cup final, so I’ll stay with Argentina. There are no words for you Messi”, as a sign of astonishment.
The Brazilian continued with the compliment. “Before you deserved to be World Champion, but God knows all things and will crown you this Sunday, you deserve this title,” he read in his official accounts. The publication has caused a stir, since for some Canarinha fans, the message was exaggerated, taking into account the antagonism between the countries of South America.
For their part, there were those who did not hold anything back and were honest about whether they wanted Argentina to lift the title of World Champion. A couple of days ago, Ronaldo Nazario did not mince words. “I’ll be honest. I can’t say that Argentina wins, it would be lying, being a hypocrite,” commented the Phenomenon.
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