The famous coach Louis van Gaal said that the World Cup in Qatar was rigged.
“The World Cup in Qatar was rigged only for Lionel Messi to lift the cup in the end!” – said the former coach of the Netherlands and added that he is “aware of the weight of these words”.
Argentina defeated France in the final on penalties, and in the quarterfinals the Netherlands also on penalties.
Penalties for the Netherlands were missed by Van Dijk and Berghus, and its coach at the time, Van Gaal, said that “the Lalams were not allowed to win that match”.
To the journalist’s question – “Does he really think that the tournament was subordinated to Messi winning the only major trophy he lacked to be able to compare with Pele and Diego Maradona?” – Van Gaal answered in the affirmative.