Lionel Messi is hoping to crown his stellar career by leading Argentina to World Cup glory on Sunday but Kylian Mbappe‘s history-chasing France are standing in his way. Qatar’s World Cup has been tarnished by controversy off the pitch but it concludes with the electrifying prospect of a final between two of global football’s powerhouses. France may need every hour available as kick-off looms after their camp was struck by illness, forcing a number of players to sit out training and giving coach Didier Deschamps an unwanted headache. But, ahead of the kick-off, the tournament will see a closing ceremony which will be held for 15 minutes.
“The final ceremony will last 15 minutes and reference the world coming together for the 29 days of the tournament through poetry and music,” FIFA said in a statement.
Themed ‘A Night to Remember’, the event will include performances by a number of global artists who will do a mashup of songs from the official FIFA World Cup 2022 soundtrack.
As for the final, Argentina and France are both aiming to win the trophy for the third time, with Les Bleus returning to the final four years after their triumph in Moscow.
Back-to-back titles would be a monumental achievement for the side coached by Deschamps — the only teams to have done it previously are Italy in the 1930s and Pele‘s Brazil in 1958 and 1962.
Yet that potential achievement is trumped by Messi’s quest to win the ultimate prize in the game in what is almost certainly his final World Cup match.
The former Barcelona star has won everything going at club level, also claiming the Ballon d’Or seven times, and last year led Argentina to victory in the Copa America.
Messi has been brilliant in his fifth World Cup as the team bounced back from a shock opening loss to Saudi Arabia, while his new sidekick, Julian Alvarez, has scored four times.
Where will the FIFA World Cup closing ceremony be played?
The FIFA World Cup closing ceremony will be held at the Lusail Stadium.
When will the FIFA World Cup closing ceremony be Held?
The FIFA World Cup closing ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 18.
At what time will the FIFA World Cup closing ceremony start?
The FIFA World Cup closing ceremony will start at 7:00 PM IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast the FIFA World Cup closing ceremony?
The FIFA World Cup closing ceremony will be broadcast on Viacom 18 Network.
Where to follow the live streaming of the FIFA World Cup closing ceremony?
The FIFA World Cup 2022 closing ceremony will be streamed on the Jio Cinema.
(All telecast vs streaming timings are as per the information received from the host broadcasters)
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