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France defender Lucas: Hazard will suffer just like Messi!

Posted Monday, July 09, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com131 hits

Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez says France can handle Belgium ace Eden Hazard in their World Cup semifinal. Lucas insists after their job on Barcelona star Leo Messi and Argentina, France can do the same to Chelsea midfielder Hazard. He declared: "We'll have to be focused. "We have already eliminated the best player in the world in 8th against Argentina. He did not touch the ball....Full Story »

We already eliminated Messi - Hernandez unfazed by Hazard threat

Posted Sunday, July 08, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com105 hits

Claiming the World Cup scalp of Lionel Messi ensures France have nothing to fear against Belgium star Eden Hazard, according to Lucas Hernandez. Les Bleus crushed Messi's hopes of winning the tournament when they dispatched Argentina 4-2 in the round of 16. Didier Deschamps' side subsequently beat Uruguay 2-0 on Friday to tee up a mouth-watering semi-final date with Belgium, who ousted favou...Full Story »

Lionel Messi tells Barcelona chiefs the three transfers that could replace Andres Iniesta

Posted Friday, July 06, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com264 hits

Lionel Messi has reportedly told Barcelona chiefs to deliver the transfer of a top class midfield playmaker this summer, providing three top candidates. According to Don Balon, the Argentina international has listed Paris Saint-Germain pair Marco Verratti and Adrien Rabiot as possibilities, along with Juventus star Miralem Pjanic. Iniesta will undoubtedly prove a tough act to follow at the N...Full Story »

Eden Hazard to make the tournament his own after Messi and Ronaldo exit

Posted Monday, July 02, 2018 by Express.co.uk139 hits

Eden Hazard is ready to make the World Cup his tournament EDEN HAZARD is ready to make the World Cup his tournament now that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have gone home. Hazard will lead Belgium against Japan in Rostov in the last 16 tonight with a clear mission to unlock both his own potential as a global superstar and his country’s potential to be world champions. Belgum’s...Full Story »

Paul Pogba's Gesture To Lionel Messi At Full Time Was Classy

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by sportbible.com161 hits

France finally put Argentina out of their World Cup misery by knocking them out with a 4-3 win in the first match of the knockout stages but Paul Pogba still had time to console Lionel Messi. Argentina were extremely lucky to get into the knockout stages of the World Cup and for a brief spell actually looked like they were going to improve enough to make it through to the quarter final stage....Full Story »

Goodbye to the GOATs as Ronaldo and Messi go home

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by Goal.com97 hits

Messi and Ronaldo bid farewell to the World Cup after losing both their last 16 matches and could have set up a quarter-final tie with each otherRussia bids a sad farewell to both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who crashed out of the World Cup at the last 16 stage on the same day. Had Argentina and Portugal both won their ties against France and Uruguay, respectively, they would have set...Full Story »

France 4 Argentina 3: Mbappe turns on the style to dump out Messi's men

Posted Sunday, July 01, 2018 by Goal.com94 hits

Kylian Mbappe upstaged Lionel Messi as France recorded a 4-3 win over Argentina in a topsy-turvy last-16 clash to open the knockout stages at the World Cup. Teenager Mbappe was in devastating form in the heavyweight clash, scoring two second-half goals to bring Argentina's Russia 2018 campaign to an end in Kazan. The Paris Saint-Germain forward's surging 70-yard burst also led to the opening...Full Story »

'Other-worldly' Neymar and Ronaldo on the same level as Messi - Casemiro

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2018 by Goal.com82 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are "from another world", with the duo rated at the same level as Lionel Messi by Brazil midfielder Casemiro. Neymar's Brazil take on Mexico in the World Cup's round of 16 having looked increasingly strong in the group stages of Russia 2018. Ronaldo and Messi also remain in the tournament, with Portugal and Argentina on track to meet in the quarter-finals if they...Full Story »

Jorge Sampaoli: I was instructing Lionel Messi vs. Nigeria, not consulting him

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2018 by ESPN104 hits

Cezaro De Luca/Getty Images Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli says he was informing rather than consulting Lionel Messi in an exchange during the team's last World Cup match that some media interpreted as him ceding authority to the celebrated forward. Much has been made of the footage of the discussion before Sampaoli brought on striker Sergio Aguero as a substitute during the 2-1 win over Niger...Full Story »

Lionel Messi picks Mohamed Salah over Neymar in Liverpool blow

Posted Friday, June 29, 2018 by Express.co.uk260 hits

Lionel Messi will not welcome Neymar back to the Nou Camp BARCELONA star Lionel Messi wants the club to sign Liverpool's Mohamed Salah instead of PSG forward Neymar, reports claim. Barcelona star Messi has reportedly blocked the Catalan giants from signing Neymar, a year after his controversial exit. The Brazil international turned his back on the Nou Camp last summer, ditching Barca for PSG....Full Story »

World Cup ban? Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, England players at risk of suspension

Posted Friday, June 29, 2018 by Skysports.com160 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo is one booking away from a ban at the World Cup Disciplinary points did not decide England's group in the end but the risk of suspension remains for several players at the last-16 stage. Players at the 2018 World Cup will be banned for one match if they pick up two yellow cards before the semi-final stage. England have one of the best fair-play records at the tournament, wit...Full Story »

Lionel Messi scores 100th goal of World Cup 2018

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com100 hits

With the group stages yet to be completed, Russia 2018 has seen its 100th goal thanks to a moment of magic from Argentina star Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi has scored the 100th goal of the World Cup. With Argentina needing to beat Nigeria on Tuesday in St Petersburg to have a chance of qualifying for the last 16 at Russia 2018, the forward gave his side a 14th-minute lead. Ever Banega's lofte...Full Story »

Lionel Messi reacts to tense Argentina win to secure World Cup showdown with France

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk132 hits

Jorge Sampaoli's side were made to work hard for their victory over Nigeria. Lionel Messi opened the scoring but Victor Moses netted a VAR-awarded penalty to equalise. And it wasn't until the 85th minute that Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo popped up with a winner. Messi was delighted his side progressed. The Barcelona star said: "We were confident that we would win this game. "It's ...Full Story »

‘Huge relief’ for Lionel Messi as Argentina advance

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA55 hits

Lionel Messi expressed his “huge relief” at seeing Argentina advance to the World Cup’s last 16 thanks to Marcos Rojo’s late winner against Nigeria.The two-time champions were less than five minutes away from elimination when Manchester United defender Rojo became their unlikely saviour, volleying home Gabriel Mercado’s cross to seal a 2-1 success.Having drawn with ...Full Story »

Nigeria 1 Argentina 2: Late Rojo stunner saves Messi's men

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Goal.com130 hits

Lionel Messi's Argentina will be in the World Cup's knockout rounds, but it was Marcos Rojo who was the unlikeliest of heroes. Marcos Rojo was Argentina's unlikely hero as his stunning late winner secured a 2-1 defeat of Nigeria that keeps Lionel Messi's side in the World Cup. The Super Eagles were heading through to the last 16 at Argentina's expense with four minutes to go of the final Gro...Full Story »

Neymar: Brazil star 'calls' Lionel Messi amid World Cup nightmare with Argentina

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk100 hits

NEYMAR has 'called' Lionel Messi after Argentina's World Cup defeat against Croatia last night. That's according to reports in Spain that say the Brazilian forward has leant his ear to his former Barcelona team-mate. Messi was unable to have an impact for Argentina last night as they were stunned by Croatia and lost 3-0. Goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic have left the South ...Full Story »

What Lionel Messi did after missing penalty in Argentina's 1-1 World Cup draw

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk113 hits

The Barcelona forward missed a penalty in Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland in their opening World Cup group game. Huge expectation is being placed on the 30-year-old to decorate his brilliant career with an international title. After his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s heroics the night before, the pressure was on Messi to deliver in his team's first game on Saturday. Argentina were be...Full Story »

'I just feel so sorry for Messi' - Zabaleta predicts Argentina retirement for Barcelona star

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Goal.com229 hits

The Albiceleste captain endured a miserable outing against Croatia and is set to decide his international future after the World CupLionel Messi could retire from international football after the World Cup following Argentina’s shambolic display against Croatia, according to his former team-mate Pablo Zabaleta. Argentina’s World Cup hopes in Russia are hanging by a thread followin...Full Story »

Jorge Sampaoli concedes Lionel Messi is limited by Argentina team-mates

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA51 hits

Jorge Sampaoli has admitted Lionel Messi is limited by the current Argentina team, with the two-time World Cup winners facing possible early elimination after a 3-0 loss to Croatia.The 1978 and 1986 champions could fail to make it out of their group in Russia having picked up just one point from their opening two games following Thursday night’s defeat against the Croatians, who have progr...Full Story »

Argentina 0 Croatia 3: Caballero drops clanger as Messi's men are stunned

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Goal.com124 hits

Lionel Messi's World Cup woes continued as Argentina crashed to a 3-0 defeat to Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Willy Caballero's clanger presented Ante Rebic with an opportunity he could not refuse, and Croatia rolled on to a stunning 3-0 victory over Argentina that sent them into the last 16 of the World Cup. Jorge Sampaoli's side produced an abysmal second-half display that severe...Full Story »

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