The stage is now set for Mbappe's takeover from Messi

Whether Mbappe takes baton from Messi remains to be seen in a World Cup final that pits different hemispheres and contrasting football cultures.

18 December 2022 - 00:00

It may be the grandest over simplification of how a World Cup final will likely play itself out, but it is hard to not see Argentina’s Lionel Messi or France’s Kylian Mbappe leaving an indelible mark on the climax of the tournament in Doha tonight...

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