Zlatan Ibrahimovic Looks Disappointed As Argentina Won The FIFA World Cup, While Messi And Mbappe Taunt Each Other

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s response to Lionel Messi winning the FIFA World Cup in Qatar was echoed by many fans.

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Ibrahimovic watches Argentina vs France from the stand

The 41-year-old Swedish giant watched Argentina’s ultimate victory against France in a very thrilling final from the stands of the Lusail Stadium.

Before Lionel Messi finally received the World Cup trophy when Gonzalo Montiel converted the game-winning penalty, Argentina had leads of 2-0 and 3-2.

But as Messi jumped to his knees in jubilation, another man, Ibrahimovic, had a somewhat dissatisfied expression.

With his wife Helena Seger, Ibrahimovic maintained his Stoney expression.

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Ibrahimovic looks disappointed after Messi scores Argentina’s first World Cup goal against France

During Ibrahimovic’s time in Spain In 2009/2010, Messi and Zlatan played on the same Barcelona team.

After sitting next to Paul Pogba and French President Emmanuel Macron for the final, it appears like Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s was supporting France.

He had already been seen in upscale backstage areas with PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

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Ibrahimovic with Paul Pogba and France President Macron

Fans on Twitter believed Ibra was openly devastated by the outcome of the World Cup final.

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However, Messi won’t give a damn because he and his Argentina teammates were able to hoist the storied trophy.

In the nail-biting final, he scored twice while Kylian Mbappe scored three goals and forced a shootout.

Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni missed shots from 12 yards out as Emiliano Martinez saved, giving Montiel the chance to seal the deal, which he did with complete calm.

The celebrations in the Lusail Stadium and back in Buenos Aires after La Albiceleste won their first World Cup since 1986 set off wild scenes as Messi and his family joined in the fun.

During the World Cup final, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi engaged in combat in terms of goal scoring.

Both of the match’s number tens scored goals. Mbappe scored a hat-trick and Messi scored twice but it was the intensity of their celebrations that stood out.

Messi was spotted giving his PSG teammate a fist pump as he made his way back for the game’s restart after scoring the game’s first goal from the penalty spot.

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Messi giving Mbappe fist pump
watch as Lionel Messi and Mbappe pump up for each other

Social media users were drawn to the interaction when one wrote: “Seems it’s not just Argentina vs France but Messi vs Mbappe as well.”

Then, both players scored in the extra period to bring about a thrilling penalty shootout in which they both converted.

Argentina won the World Cup in the shootout, thus Messi ended up having the last laugh.

What’s happened between Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe?

Messi scored a well-executed penalty to start the scoring before Mbappe scored a dramatic brace to force extra time with a spot-kick of his own and a beautiful volley.

Then it was Messi’s chance to score as he scrambled in what appeared to be the game-winning goal for Argentina. However, another penalty by Mbappe finally insured that the match would go full-time.

Mbappe with the World Cup golden boot

All things considered, it resulted in a true meeting of clash of the titans, when tens of millions of spectators worldwide were treated to the spectacle of two of the best players of the modern age slugging it out for immortality.

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And given the tension and drama in Qatar, you must have wondered if Messi and Mbappe would still be friendly teammates after everything was said and done.

Messi with the World Cup trophy

Although they share a dressing room at the Parc des Princes, there might be some tension between them as they compete on the largest stage of them all.

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