Messi carrying Argentina with 'a revolver put to his head'

Paola Ditto
Giugno 14, 2018

They share one blemish though: Neither has won a World Cup, and Russian Federation 2018 is each star's last real chance at the (kinda, sorta) height of their powers.

"With his incredible attitude, with his incredible winning mentality, Cristiano Ronaldo is a unique player", Ronaldo is quoted as telling Bild by Spanish newspaper Marca.

Ronaldo, now 41, quit football in 2011 but played his last World Cup back in 2006.

Ronaldo may be 33-years-old, but he is still one of the greatest players in the world and the crown jewel of Real Madrid.

"But I admit that Lionel Messi brings even more magic to football". Surely, if either Messi or Ronaldo gets his hands on that 18 carat-gold trophy this year, it will be a definite answer to the biggest question in spectator world: who is the greatest of all time. For Ronaldo, it would at least put him in that conversation. CBS Sports will have you covered for each game, all the important news and more, as well as profiles of all of the teams. Don't you remember what he did when they needed a win in Ecuador on the last matchday of qualifying?

Messi and his team have failed twice after reaching the finals of the Copa De Liberatores, the last when the player was booed off the pitch after messing in a hometown final against the lesser fancied Chile.

In theory, two-time World Cup champion Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing Iceland, which is making its first appearance at the tournament.

Messi's admirers, however, say he can't be blamed for the failings of Argentina's (notoriously chaotic) football federation and remain firm that he is the epitome of the flawless footballer. No, you can't just "appreciate them both", you have to pick a side.

Kari Arnason, the Iceland defender, had suggested at the time that Ronaldo's sour remarks illustrated "why Messi is always going to be one step ahead of him".

Christine: Germany has the best players so, they're my pick.

The Argentinian team pulled out of the highly anticipated soccer match against Israel under Palestinian pressure and threats to the players after Culture Minister Miri Regev moved the match from Haifa in the north to Jerusalem.

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