Against Croatia, he crumbled with the rest of the team, which now desperately needs to beat Nigeria in the last round of group stage to have a chance of advancing to the next phase. There can't be many who can argue with that.
Argentina are not out just yet but they are a complete and utter mess at the moment.
"I don't want to talk too much, it's about my country and a player".
Messi just came out of another extraordinary season with Barcelona winning the La Liga title as well as the Copa Del Rey with the Catalonian side.
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No one has had rougher treatment from the opposition than the world's priciest player, Neymar.
Like Mascherano, Sampaoli reminded Argentina fans to support their team. "We will give Lionel Messi to Lionel Messi", Malkina added, laughing. Tomorrow Argentina is going to start the World Cup with relation to their necessity to win.
Spain, who will play Russian Federation in Moscow on Sunday, ended up topping Group B by virtue of goals scored but only after an injury-time strike by Iago Aspas - confirmed by VAR after a three-minute-long review - ensured a 2-2 draw. "We have to win five matches to get to the final, tomorrow is the first".
"I think the difference is that Ronaldo has already scored four goals, he is already up there in the Golden Boot race, and Messi has done very little, and missed a penalty on top of that", said Schmeichel. "I prefer not to say anything today". Speaking to media about their sweet gesture, Chief Confectioner Daria Malkina said that after his team found out that it was Messi's birthday, they had this idea of baking a massive cake for the football star. Notably, this will be the last World Cup in which the Argentinian great will play.
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La compo probable du Maroc: El-Kajoui - Benatia, Da Costa, Hakimi - El Ahmadi, Belhanda, Boussoufa - Amrabat, Boutaib, Ziyech. On n'avait pas vu l'Espagne bafouiller autant son football en deux ans que celle de Hierro en douze jours.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said Argentina look lost and have no leadership after the 3-0 loss to Croatia which left them on the verge of a disastrous early exit from the World Cup, in an audio message leaked to Spanish and Argentine radio stations.
"They have had two really, really good performances in the World Cup".
Throughout the matches against Iceland and Croatia, disciplined defenders and midfielders stopped Messi from making his famous runs and getting one-on-one chances.
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There's one more reason why the Belgians and English may not be desperate to roll out their big guns in Kaliningrad. Drogba told BBC that he worked with Lukaku at Chelsea on that technique as he went through on goal.