Van Dijk slams Van Gaal for claiming 2022 World Cup was ‘fixed’ for Messi
Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk has said he doesn’t believe the 2022 World Cup was fixed by FIFA for Argentina’s Lionel Messi to win it.
Van Dijk’s former manager at the national team, Louis van Gaal, had made the claim.
Van Gaal, who coached the Netherlands at the tournament in Qatar, raised eyebrows by suggesting the tournament was fixed so Messi and Argentina would be victorious.
Argentina defeated the Netherlands on penalties in their quarterfinal.
Van Dijk, who played in that game, was asked for his opinion on the matter ahead of the upcoming international fixtures.
“I heard it this morning, indeed,” Van Dijk told Dutch outlet NOS when asked about Van Gaal’s allegations.
“And that’s actually it. It is, of course, his opinion. Everyone is allowed to have an opinion. I do not share the same opinion.”
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