When Ronaldo Meets Messi In Moscow

But La Albiceleste have a habit of falling at the final hurdle, with Messi and co. losing the last World Cup final and subsequent Copa Americas in 2015 and 2016.

When you think of the greats, the likes of Pele, Maradona, OG Ronaldo, and Zidane come to mind. "They have achieved so much in football". He would be viewed as the greatest player of all time.

Asked if this was their last chance to win the World Cup, the Portuguese said: "Cristiano is a superman. We'll have to know how to deal with the anxiety".

Enzo Perez's call-up as a last-minute replacement in the Argentina squad made his country the oldest team at a second World Cup in a row, with an average age of 29 years, six months and 24 days. They've got some decent players but if they do go all the way, it'll be down to him.

I've backed Luis Suarez at 25/1 and I also like Edinson Cavani at the same price because of the volume of goals, perhaps three or four each, I'm expecting Uruguay to score in Group A. But I also like their bodies.

Real Madrid has announced its new head coach after, Julen Lopetegui, now the head coach of the Spanish National Team, and it's a decision which could lead to an awkward dynamic in the locker room with star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Mainly operating as a right-winger, but with a wealth of versatility to play as an attacking midfielder and even as a left-winger, Di Maria's main strengths are his pace, dribbling ability and vision, which with all three combined, make him a truly world-class creator. He does things that shouldn't be possible, all while making it look like the easiest thing in the world.

"Messi is the best player in history", the coach once said in 2017. "It's the answer to 'Which roster do you want?' It's the answer to 'Who is the best player any of us has ever seen?' It's the answer to 'What is the meaning of life?' The answer is always Messi".

Not that lifting the cup will take anything away from the fact that Lionel Messi is the best footballer of his generation but he, more than anyone, knows that to truly cement his place as the greatest of all time, he must lift the World Cup aloft at the conclusion of the Greatest Show on Earth in Russian Federation this summer.

  • Stacy Allen