KIT manufacturer Nike may have jinxed France’s chances against Argentina.
That’s by putting a “three-star” kit on sale BEFORE Sunday’s World Cup final.
And France now risk embarrassment should they fail to defend their trophy against Lionel Messi.
Didier Deschamps’ men are looking to become the first side to win two successive World Cups since Brazil in 1962.
France’s victory in Russia over four years ago was their second triumph in the competition, having broken their duck on home soil in 1998.
But kit sponsors Nike appear confident that Kylian Mbappe and Co are on course for a third triumph.
That’s because they released a new commemorative France shirt on their website, with the description reading: “FFF (French Football Federation) three stars 2022/23 stadium residence.”
The hilarious blunder suggests that France have already beaten Argentina, despite the sides not meeting until tomorrow.
Interestingly, the shirt shown as the product only revealed two stars above the French crest.
And Nike swiftly took down the “three-star” description after it was spotted by eagle-eyed fans.
The blunder could now backfire badly for France, with Argentina’s passionate players sure to be fired up by it.
There’s already not much to choose between the two sides, with Messi and Mbappe rated as two of the world’s top footballers.
And like France, Argentina are also looking for their third World Cup win, having triumphed in 1978 and 1986.
Some French fans believe the final is now already decided in Argentina’s favour due to Nike’s error.
One said: “It’s bad luck to the bottom. For sure we will lose this final.”
Another declared: “It will bring bad luck. Already I don’t see them winning.”
One noted: “They will manage to jinx us.”
Another added: “They don’t learn the lesson, huh…”
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