Two biggest stars of soccer world, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, will leave Russian Federation after their teams were eliminated in the round of 16. Years and life go by for everyone and they got me now at my 57-years-old, watching my national team, who have been thrashed by a team that I do not think is one of the best in the tournament.
This summer, that story centred around the debate of which player was truly the greatest: Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
This could be the last time the world's top two footballers have played at a World Cup.
Portugal were knocked out at the hands of Uruguay after Edinson Cavani's brace ensured a 2-1 passage to the quarter-finals. Their tournaments ended in the round of 16, an appropriate exit ramp for underwhelming sides that were overly dependent on their superstars.More news: Amazon Prime Day 2018 Kicks Off July 16, Deals Already Happening
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As this trio have shown, it is also about teamwork, with France, Mexico, England and Uruguay (who beat Portugal 2-1) exemplifying good team spirit and even distribution of responsibility.
Beloved, she said that Ronaldo better than Messi in all respects. "It's too soon to analyse concrete mistakes we could have made", said the coach, who added that he would not decide on his future immediately.
The Frenchman was one of the causes for knocking out the Barcelona star from the World Cup in the Round of 16 stage as his nation won 4-3 on the day. However, we have learnt over the years to take any Don Balon claims with a pinch of salt. "The only thing is that they can be a little bit slow, so we will need to find space at their back".
Argentina advanced out of its group in second place behind a tough team from Croatia.
Four France goals ended Lionel Messi's fourth World Cup on Saturday and may have brought down the curtain on an worldwide career seemingly destined to end in disappointment.