WHS students and teachers enjoyed watching the thrilling 2022 World Cup hosted by Qatar


Josh Hanson

WHS students watching the World Cup.

Josh Hanson, Staff Writer

 The World Cup final win of Argentina over France was a must-see event for soccer fans at Weston High School and around the world. 

   Argentina’s star player, Lionel Messi, cemented his legacy as one of the greatest players of all time, while France’s young star, Kylian Mbappe, made his mark on the world stage with an impressive performance, even scoring a hat trick becoming the second player to ever score three goals in one World Cup final. Even teachers in WHS were watching the World Cup.

   “I couldn’t ask for a more exciting match. Messi and Mbappe both were at the top of their game, and a dramatic finish. I thought it was done at half time, but then Mbappe scored 2 goals in 90 seconds,” said Sean Smith, history teacher.

   Students at WHS have also been eagerly following the World Cup and showing support for their favorite teams. 

   “The World Cup is a good event that brings soccer fans together to celebrate the sport they love. It’s a great way for countries to compete and for fans to show their support for their teams,” said sophomore Samuels Leonardo, who had rooted for Portugal before they fell short in the quarter-finals to Morocco.

   In the third place match, Croatia faced off against Morocco, with Croatia coming out on top to claim third place in the tournament. Morocco finished in fourth place, making them the first African and Arab nation to reach a semi-final in the World Cup. This is still a significant achievement for the Moroccan national team, and they should be celebrated for their impressive performance in the tournament.

   “I watched it and was hoping that Morocco would win [against Croatia]. Overall they still did good. They got wins over Portugal and Spain which were both unexpected. They made it more fun to watch,” said sophomore Robbie Walmsley.

   The World Cup is a prestigious and widely followed event in the world of soccer, bringing together the best teams from around the globe to compete for the title of world champion. Brazil has won the tournament a record five times, followed by Italy and Germany with four wins each.