A massive chocolate cake! Moscow confectioners’ gift for Lionel Messi’s 31st birthday

Jun 26, 2018, 07:35
A massive chocolate cake! Moscow confectioners’ gift for Lionel Messi’s 31st birthday

Lionel Messi and co. began their World Cup campaign with a disappointing 1-1 draw against minnows Iceland before suffering a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Croatia.

'We are not playing well and we take charge of the results.

Denmark is trying to advance from the group stage for the fourth time in its fifth World Cup appearance, but is without two critical players.

Willy Caballero is expected to lose his place in the starting XI after gifting Croatia their opening goal in a 3-0 win on Thursday, and Sampaoli says he will not hesitate in dropping his experienced players.

Croatia has no pressure in its match against Iceland, which must win its final Group D game in Rostov-on-Don to advance.

Argentina star Lionel Messi celebrates his 31st birthday on Sunday and one confectioners in Moscow knew exactly how to mark the occasion, making a life-sized chocolate treat in the footballer's image.

Speaking of Leicester he said: "I have to go back to Leicester", he confirmed, but said he would only think about his future once Nigeria were eliminated, which he hopes will be at least another two weeks away. "But in football there is no mercy, there is no pity".

Defender Brian Idowu, who joined his coach at the news conference, said Nigeria's only choice was to try and bring Messi's World Cup to an end. A draw between those sides and and an Iceland win means it's down to the tiebreakers again between Nigeria and Iceland.

Playmaker Luka Modric has already netted twice and showed some of his best form as the Croatians, who came third at the 1998 World Cup in France, cruised into the knockout stages. To make things worse, he also missed a penalty. The talismanic Argentine midfielder has so far failed to bring any trophies for the national team. "We've often said we're like a married couple".

"We will ask Russian authorities to immediately detain them so they can be deported", the ministry said.