World Best Players dash out of Russia 2018 World Cup
Latest Sports News: Ronaldo and Messi have been eliminated from the FIFA 2018 World Cup
Messi’s country Argentina was beat by France earlier today. Later in the day evening Ronaldo’s Portugal was defeats by a consolidated Uruguayan sude. Latest Sports News reports..
France went through to the last eight of the World Cup after a 4-3 victory over Argentina.
In what could be his last game on a World Cup stage, Messi tried in vain to steer his Argentina side to the quarter-final stage.
Employed as a false nine in the first half, Messi struggled to get himself involved, drifting away from his forward position to find the ball, meaning Argentina were often left with no recognised striker.
Messi was left with no choice but to edge deeper, but the defensive work of France midfielders N’Golo Kante and Blaise Matuidi to interrupt Messi’s rhythm meant he could not have the impact many Argentine supporters were hoping.
But Messi is still yet to score in a knockout game in the competition – just the 756 minutes of football. Was this his last chance? Time and age shall tell..
Ronaldo, thwarted at set-pieces and restricted to potshots, struggled to inspire the European champions and bows out of the tournament on the same day as La Liga rival Lionel Messi, two headline acts whose World Cup time may be up.
Portugal’s familiar hero had looked predictably up for it, performing a theatrical flick on the left flank before taking aim for the first time of the night, only to fire straight at Fernando Muslera.
Portugal responded well to the setback but Ronaldo was denied a bullet header by Jose Gimenez’s intervention and when Rodrigo Bentancur’s foul presented a free-kick chance, the Ballon d’Or holder smashed into the wall.
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