In the video with which they presented the Qatar 2022 logo, many stars appear but Diego (and also Cristiano Ronaldo) is missing. “How many times do you see Messi?” Diario Deportivo Olé express doubt.
We can see from the video that Ronaldo raises the Cup in Japan-Korea 2002, Dunga enters the field in the USA, 1994, Iniesta the right-hander in the 2010 South Africa final, Neymar celebrates a goal with the Verdeamarelha.
Hazard faces in Russia 2018. Neymar imitates it. Messi puts it right before Nigeria in Russia, Johan Cruyff hooks and leaves a rival on the road, Paolo Rossi explodes and shouts a goal in Spain 1982.
Robert Milla dances with a corner flag, Dennis Bergkamp eliminates us from France 1998, Pele -in walks and in leathers- celebrates a world title, James Rodriguez takes a beautiful left-footed shot.
Messi makes Iran a great goal in Brazil 2014, Kevin De Bruyne hits him right, Pavard executes the National Team in the last Cup, Pogba he shouts, Iker Casillas raises the only Cup that Spain has, the French celebrate in their World Cup (98) and Philipp Lahm and his teammates celebrate the final that won us at the Maracanã …
The video lasts a minute and five seconds which is dynamic, the cracks appear at their best, but there is an absence too noticeable and heavy, and is that of Diego Armando Maradona and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The reasons are not too clear but could be linked to Diego, Historically, has not been politically correct and has come and gone in his opinions about any sports leader. Yes it is striking that the best of all time does not appear in a video of a World Cup.
Leo Messi, meanwhile, appears twice in the video, as also happens with Neymar.