The FIFA World Cup saw Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties in what was on of the most thrilling WC finals ever, at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar on December 18, 2022.
Lionel Messi, the captain of La Albiceleste scored twice, including the final equaliser against France that forced the match into penalty shootout, where Lionel Scaloni’s side finally emerged victorious ending the 36-year wait for another World Cup win.
This was the first FIFA World Cup to be played mid-season, in the winter and club football will resume in a week’s time, in most parts of the World.
After the final, the question arises where will the World Cup winners play after returning home from the tournament.
Where will Lionel Messi play after the FIFA World Cup?
The 35-year-old will return to France to play for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 after the FIFA World Cup 2022. It will be an interesting return for him as he will share the dressing room with Kylian Mbappe, who ended up on the losing side in the final in Qatar.
Where will the other players go after the World Cup?
Here is a list of the other leagues where the Argentina players will return to after the tournament. Only one player will return to Argentina for league football after the tournament:
Argentina - Liga Profesional de Fútbol
Franco Armani - River Plate
England - Premier League:
- Emiliano Martinez - Aston Villa
- Cristian Romero - Tottenham Hotspur
- Lisandro Martinez - Manchester United
- Alexis Mac Allister- Brighton and Hove Albion
- Julian Alvarez - Manchester City
France - Ligue 1
Nicolas Tagliafico - Lyon
Spain - La Liga
- Geronimo Rulli - Villarreal
- Nahuel Molina - Atletico Madrid
- Gonzalo Montiel - Sevilla
- German Pezzella - Real Betis
- Marcos Acuna - Sevilla
- Juan Foyth - Villarreal
- Guido Rodriguez - Real Betis
- Rodrigo De Paul - Atletico Madrid
- Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez - Sevilla
Italy - Serie A
- Nicolas Gonzalez - Fiorentina
- Leandro Paredes - Juventus
- Lautaro Martinez - Inter Milan
- Paulo Dybala - AS Roma
- Joaquin Correa - Inter Milan
- Angel Di Maria - Juventus
Germany - Bundesliga
Exequiel Palacios - Bayer Leverkusen
Portugal - The Primeira Liga
- Nicolas Otamendi - Benfica
- Enzo Fernandez - Benfica
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