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FIFA World Cup, Podcast EP02: Ronaldo, Messi Factor in Qatar


The World Cup stage is set for perhaps one final shootout between the two greatest soccer players of their generation — and to many, the two greatest of all time.

Surely, this year's tournament in Qatar presents Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo with one last chance to win the ultimate trophy. Even by their own remarkable powers of endurance, it is unlikely either will be around for the next tournament in 2026 when Messi will be 39 and Ronaldo 41.

The week-long countdown to the World Cup in Qatar began on Monday and the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world will kick off on Sunday when the host nation faces Ecuador. Senior Sports Journalist SR Suryanarayan joins us to discuss what to expect in Qatar, teams, players, matches, and a general overview of what to expect this time...

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