The star players of a Qatari-owned football club are set to meet in the final of a Qatari-organised World Cup, it has emerged.
Kylian Mbappe will face his Paris Saint Germain teammate Lionel Messi in Sunday’s clash between France and Argentina.
Mbappe’s France, who defeated the mighty Morocco in the semis, will take on Messi’s Argentina, awarded the joint-most penalties in a single World Cup, in the showpiece event.
In a totally unconnected sequence of events, Qatar Sports Investment purchased PSG one year after FIFA’s universally popular decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup.
Oil-rich PSG were then able to lure Messi away from his boyhood club and persuade Mbappe to sign a new deal ahead of the first-ever World Cup to be hosted in the Middle-east
Mbappe and Messi, coincidentally the tournament’s joint top goal scorers, have been instrumental in their respective side’s journey to the final.
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However, FIFA has rubbished claims there is something suspicious going on.
‘Nothing to see here, just two lads who play for the same Qatar-owned club meeting in the final of the Qatar World Cup which was part-organised by owner of said Qatari club’, said a spokesman for football’s governing body.
‘So what if Messi’s contract contained a clause which allowed him to prioritise Argentina over the PSG ahead of the World Cup in Qatar?’
‘Clubs pay players millions and allow them to f**k off to the other side of the world for weeks on end all the time. Just look at Pogba and United.’
‘Bloody tinfoil hat brigade out in force again’ they continued.
‘I’m surprised they haven’t somehow involved Bill Gates, 5G masts and interstellar lizards in rubber human suits which rule the world in this conspiracy’.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have wished long-time adversary Messi good luck ahead of Sunday’s final.
‘Break a leg, mate’, Tweeted the Portuguese.
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