Lionel Messi with the Argentina team after winning the World Cup / Photo courtesy of FIFA
Lionel Messi with the Argentina team after winning the World Cup / Photo courtesy of FIFA

Argentina won the FIFA World Cup for the third time in 36 years after defeating France in a thrilling final on December 18.

During the almost month-long event, it was very difficult to say which team would win the World Cup trophy at the end.

But surprisingly, a Twitter user predicted 7 and a half years ago that Lionel Messi will lift the FIFA World Cup trophy on December 18, 2022.

Yes indeed, a Twitter user named Jose Miguel Polanco made this prediction on March 20, 2015.

He said in a tweet on March 20, 2015 that ’34-year-old Leo Messi will win the World Cup on December 18, 2022 and become the greatest player in the world’.

And this prediction turned out to be true only Lionel Messi was 35 years old instead of 34 when he won the title.

On the occasion of Qatar World Cup, these Twitter users also came to watch the final.

Even before the final, he predicted, “This is the sixth FIFA World Cup final that I am going to watch and it is expected that this time the final will prove to be the biggest”.

It should be noted that Jose Miguel Polanco predicted the success of Argentina after the release of the schedule of the World Cup in Qatar.

So they knew that the 2022 World Cup would be the first event to be held in winter instead of summer.