What Went Wrong For Lionel Messi And Argentina

Jun 26, 2018, 03:31
What Went Wrong For Lionel Messi And Argentina

In the wee hours of Friday morning, after their calamitous loss to Croatia, Argentina's World Cup stars reportedly tried to engineer a mutiny.

Argentina nearly failed to qualify for the World Cup in the first place.

The Real Madrid star has stolen the early headlines in Russian Federation with four goals in his opening two games, including a hat-trick against Spain.

Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match.

As for Messi, whose 31st birthday is just days away, this will likely be the last World Cup of his prime, meaning that he could very well end his career without ever winning the biggest prize in World Cup soccer, something his detractors will never forget.

Lionel Messi does not have the same leadership qualities as Cristiano Ronaldo, according to former Barcelona player Emmanuel Petit.

"I pray that we have the support of the 44 million Argentines, all of them kicking toward the same goalpost".

Messi on the other hand missed a penalty in Argentina's opening match with Iceland, which they drew 1-1, before going missing in their shocking 3-0 defeat by Croatia.

Discussing Argentina's exit, Simeone said: (via the Mirror) "Messi is very good but he is very good because he is accompanied by extraordinary players".

Argentina face Nigeria in their final game next week and should still qualify with a win after the Africans beat Iceland on Thursday, although it could come down to goal differenct if Iceland beat Croatia.

"I'm not that surprised though, I've been saying it since before the World Cup, there was no chance they would win it because of that defence".

NIGERIA'S highest goalscorer in the World Cup and two-goal hero against Iceland Ahmed Musa has assured Nigerians that he would produce goals when the Eagles tackle Argentina on Tuesday at St Petersburg, Russia.

Recalling some fond memories Musa said: "I can remember four years ago when Messi played in Brazil I scored two goals, and when I transferred to Leicester I played against Barcelona and he's on the pitch and I scored another two goals". Fabregas wanted to let people know that Ronaldo's goals have come via situations that are easier to score from.