Though Argentina led by Lionel Messi will not face Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal, it will be interesting to see if the two will face each other, later in the tournament.
Argentina is drawn in Group C alongside Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia, where Messi will face Robert Lewandowski, the No. 9 of his former club, Barcelona.
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Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, is drawn in Group H, where it will face old rival Uruguay, which had knocked the side out in the round of 16 in the previous edition of the World Cup, four years ago.
Will Messi and Ronaldo play against each other in 2022 World Cup?
Yes. There is a chance of a Portugal vs Argentina match-up in the 2022 World Cup, where Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will lock horns against each other.
Following are the scenarios to have a Messi vs Ronaldo match-up in the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Can Argentina and Portugal meet in the final?
Yes. Argentina and Portugal can meet in the FIFA World Cup final if Argentina tops its group and Portugal comes second in its group, or vice-versa.