Messi leaves base of Argentina national team in Bronnitsy alone

Milan Badelj celebrates scoring Croatia's first goal in the World Cup Group D match with Iceland in Rostov-on D

Messi leaves base of Argentina national team in Bronnitsy alone

The loss meant that Messi has never been able to score in the knockout phase of a World Cup.

The vision and creativity of Hazard allows Belgium to become an even more formidable force in the attacking third of the pitch, and he is looking to have a clear impact on any game by having an eye for goal, too. Thanks to a 2-1 win over Nigeria (and Croatia beating Iceland 2-1) La Albiceleste advanced.

The Danes failed to set pulses racing in the opening round but advanced second behind France in Group C. France finished first in its group.

The coach is believed to have lost the support of his players with some claims attributing team selection and tactics to captain and star Lionel Messi. So far in the tournament, he had had a lackluster tournament and had not played to expectation. Messi and Ronaldo went along with their home teams.

In a way, each of Portugal's six goals scored at this World Cup have seen the record for oldest Portuguese scorer re-written, first by Cristiano Ronaldo (33), then Ricardo Quaresma (34) and now Pepe.

This summer, that story centred around the debate of which player was truly the greatest: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.

Since then, he has only had spells coaching in the United Arab Emirates, while his questionable antics in the stands during Argentina's recent matches saw Federation Internationale de Football Association encourage him to behave in a more respectful manner.

Les Bleus opened the scoring through an Antoine Griezmann penalty before Angel Di Maria levelled the scoring - and briefly led before France hit back through Benjamin Pavard and a Mbappe masterclass. His speed caused tremendous difficulty for the Argentine defenders.

Russian Federation are hoping for a World Cup miracle on Sunday as the host nation take on 2010 winners Spain for a place in the quarter-finals after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi exited the tournament.

Argentina fans could not hide their emotions as they watched France end their 2018 World Cup dream.

Maradona also had some words of advice for Neymar after the Brazil global was criticised for his reaction to an incident with Miguel Layun during the second half of the Selecao's 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday.

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