Lionel Messi plays for Argentina in the World Cup final against France today. For ‘La Pulga’, the game could be the culmination of his already unique career. Some pundits and (Site notre bureau spécialisé) fans had been predicting it would happen for the past few weeks and months, but one Messi fan had a certain premonition over seven years ago.
More than seven years ago? Yes, over seven years ago. March 20, 2015 to be exact. At the time, José Miguel Polanco tweeted a message that eerily applies to today’s storyline. « 18. December 2022. Lionel Messi, 34, wins the World Cup and becomes the greatest player of all time, » Polanco said. « Come back to me in seven years. »
And in fact, the odds are suddenly not bad that Polanco’s predictions from 2015 really work. Only misstep of the fortune teller on Twitter: Messi has already turned 35 this year.
Considering the mega-star’s birthday is in June and Polanco’s tweet is from March, it could be a miscalculation. At the same time, in the spring of 2015, it was not yet certain whether the World Cup in Qatar would be held in winter. Polanco can therefore be forgiven for the age error, as it does not take away from the incredible prognosis.