Kieron Dyer says the World Cup was a ‘passing of the torch match,’ one that can have secured one other Ballon d’Or for Lionel Messi.No participant has gained the Ballon d’Or greater than Messi, with the Argentinian taking it residence seven occasions already throughout his sensational profession. The closest participant to him is previous rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 5 to his title, however Dyer says that lead goes to be prolonged because of the Qatar World Cup – and the good younger gamers the match showcased can even have to attend a bit longer too. Talking on 90min’s World Cup Present, Dyer stated: “I all the time just like the story line that you simply see the [Jude] Bellingham’s, you see the Pedri’s, you see [Jamal] Musiala from Germany, you see all these younger guys. It was like a passing of the torch sort of match to [Kylian] Mbappe. “That was the tip of Ronaldo, in all probability Messi, [Luka] Modric. So that you thought it was an actual altering of the guard. “However Messi, he writes his personal scripts, and I am afraid they’ll have to attend a pair extra years earlier than the Ballon d’Or will probably be theirs. I believe he is clearly cemented the Ballon d’Or already this 12 months.”Messi had a superb match in Qatar, scoring six targets. That was not sufficient to get him the golden boot, although, with Mbappe getting seven – together with a hat-trick within the ultimate.