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FIFA World Cup 2022: Is the dream encounter between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo technically possible?


Argentina is aiming for a third world title while Portugal has yet to reach the finals of the world cup. Their best results were in 1966 and 2006, when they finished third and fourth, respectively. Let’s see if fans will be able to watch the Portugal vs Argentina final at the 2022 FIFA World Cup as it would mean a head-to-head rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Is it technically possible?

How did Portugal get through the Round of 16?

Portugal started the tournament impressively with a 3-2 win over Ghana. Then it beat Uruguay 2-0. Despite losing 1-2 to Korea, they still won the right to the Round of 16 with six points.

How did Argentina pass the round of 16?

After a shock 1-2 defeat to Saudi Arabia in the opening match, Lionel Messi and the boys beat Mexico and Poland by two goals in each game. With six points obtained, Argentina advanced to the Round of 16 as the top team.

How did Portugal get through to the quarterfinals?

Portugal beat Switzerland 6-1 in the Round of 16, with a hat-trick from 21-year-old Goncalo Ramos, and reached the quarter-finals. Cristiano Ronaldo did not start the game for his team and was only brought on in the 73rd minute.

Also read: Is the dream of the final Brazil vs Argentina possible?

How did Argentina get through to the quarterfinals?

Argentina beat Australia 2-1, with a goal from Lionel Messi, in the Round of 16 and reached the quarter-finals.

Who is Portugal’s opponent in the quarterfinals?

Portugal will meet Morocco in the quarterfinals. Morocco had previously beaten Spain 3-0 in a penalty shootout.

Who is Argentina’s opponent in the quarterfinals?

Argentina will meet the Netherlands in the quarterfinals. The Netherlands had previously beaten the United States 3-1.

Who is Portugal’s potential opponent in the semi-finals?

Portugal will meet the winner of the semi-final between France and England. But, to get to the semi-finals, they must first beat Morocco.

Who is Argentina’s potential opponent in the semi-finals?

Argentina will meet the winner of the semi-final match between Croatia and Brazil. But, to get to the semi-finals, they must first beat the Netherlands.

Is the dream encounter between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo technically possible?

Yes, a dream meeting between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is entirely possible. If the final takes place between Argentina and Portugal, surely Fernando Santos will put CR7 in the starting line-up, not let him sit on the bench and watch the eternal opponent compete for glory.

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