Fans all say the same thing as Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks unimpressed after Messi and Argentina win World Cup over France
FANS all said the same thing as Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacted to Lionel Messi winning the World Cup.
The Swedish giant, 41, was in the stands of the Lusail Stadium as Argentina eventually beat France in a truly epic final.
EPAZlatan Ibrahimovic watched the World Cup final with French pair Paul Pogba and Emmanuel Macron[/caption]
AlamyHe looked pretty unimpressed next to wife Helena Seger as Argentina won[/caption]
Argentina led 2-0 and 3-2 before Messi at long last got his hands on the World Cup trophy after Gonzalo Montiel slotted the winning penalty into the back of the net.
But as Messi fell to his knees in joyful celebration, one man looked rather unimpressed.
Ibrahimovic remained stoney-faced with his wife Helena Seger.
That is despite his former team-mate finally getting his hands on the one trophy that eluded him.
Messi and Ibrahimovic were part of the same Barcelona side in 2009-10.
But it seems Zlatan was cheering on France – after sitting next to Paul Pogba and French president Emmanuel Macron for the final.
Earlier on he was pictured with PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi in the posh areas behind the scenes.
And fans on Twitter were convinced Ibra was not-so-secretly gutted about the result of the World Cup final.
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One said: “Zlatan wanted France to win.”
Another joked: “Zlatan look like he had money on France.”
And a third added: “Zlatan Ibrahimovic looking so lost. Perhaps he was hoping to milk France winning the trophy.”
Messi will not care at all, though, as he lifted the iconic trophy with his Argentina team-mates.
He scored twice in the thrilling final while Kylian Mbappe grabbed a hat-trick as it went to the shootout.
And misses by Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni from 12 yards gave Montiel the chance to seal it – which he did with utter composure.
That sparked wild scenes in the Lusail Stadium as Messi celebrated with his family and Sergio Aguero joined in the fun as well as back in Buenos Aires after La Albiceleste secured their first World Cup triumph since 1986.
Lionel Messi was lifted up as he held the trophyRichard Pelham / The Sun