The year 2022 is coming to an end and in the world of football it has done so with the end of the world cup tournament.Argentina beat France in the finals on Sunday to become three time world cup champions.This match did not only decide the winner but it might have also decided who will the Ballon D'or award for best player of the year come 2023.Every player that has won the world cup has always gone ahead to win the Ballon D'or.This year's tournament was won by the majestic Lionel Messi.Messi scored two goals in the final and a total of seven in the tournament while also providing three assists.He went ahead to win the best player of the tournament award becoming the first player to win the award twice.Messi leads all players in terms of goals contributions this year having managed 35 goals and 31 assists.This outrightly places him ahead of his competitors in the Ballon D'or race.A champions league cup win this season will be an icing on the cake for Messi to win the prestigious award for a record eighth time.
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