Messi and Mbappe to battle for World Cup glory, but Haaland ready for City return

Messi and Mbappe to battle for World Cup glory, but Haaland ready for City return

The World Cup in Qatar has been set alight by two of the most talented stars to ever play the game.

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, who lead the scoring in Qatar with five goals each, will fight for international glory on Sunday when Argentina face France in the final.

Messi has been superb for Argentina at the World Cup

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Messi has been superb for Argentina at the World Cup

Mbappe has the chance to win another World Cup with France

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Mbappe has the chance to win another World Cup with France

They are two of the most highly rated players in the game at the moment, with the former being dubbed as one of the greatest players of all time and the latter achieving so much at just 23 years old.

Despite this, one notable absence from the World Cup has been Erling Haaland, who has been in scintillating form for Manchester City this season.

The striker has scored 23 goals in 18 games during his debut campaign at the Etihad Stadium, but has been off for the last few weeks after Norway failed to qualify for the tournament.

However, the 22-year-old is set to return to action very soon as he is now back in training at City as they prepare for the resumption of top flight English football.

Haaland posted a picture on his social media accounts to show that despite the bitterly cold weather hitting the nation, he is already making preparations for his next game back on the pitch.

The reigning champions, who currently sit second behind Arsenal in the Premier League table, will return to their schedule with a tough test against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals next Thursday.

Haaland has netted multiple times for City this season

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Haaland has netted multiple times for City this season

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Meanwhile in Qatar, Paris Saint-Germain teammates Messi and Mbappe will put their club loyalties aside at the weekend for the World Cup final.

Argentina sealed a comfortable 3-0 victory against Croatia in their semi-final, whereas France had to battle hard against a resilient Morocco side to win 2-0.

Messi will be competing in his second ever World Cup final, with his last appearance ending in heartbreak as Germany won in extra-time back in 2014.

Mbappe, on the other hand could, could win his second title in the competition on Sunday, having already lifted the famous trophy in 2018.

Fans across the world have been treated to an exciting World Cup campaign, with some of the best players in the world proving their worth once again.

However, even though the tournament is approaching its conclusion, Messi, Mbappe and Haaland will all soon return to their respective clubs and undoubtedly continue to perform at the highest level once again.

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