World Cup wont be easy for Argentina says Messi

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World Cup wont be easy for Argentina says Messi

Icelandic footballers are the tallest at the World Cup in Russian Federation, with an average height of 1.85 meters (over 6 feet) while Argentina are among the shortest teams at the tournament at 1.79 meters (just over 5-feet-10 inches).

Selecao icon Carlos, who won the tournament in 2002, believes the Barca talisman would have already lifted the trophy if he were Brazilian. Not only me but all of us athletes will be happy that Antoine is staying, ' Koke said, but he also warned that his departure from the red-and-white club would not mean the end of the world for the team.

"For me Messi is an extension of Maradona".

After an arduous campaign just to qualify in Russia, Argentina is back for a possible swan song, and a final shot at glory for many of its talented attacking players, Messi and Di Maria included, 2018 will be the culmination of their journey.

Brazil will be looking to their star turns to guide them towards a sixth World Cup crown, with Neymar in particular considered to be their talisman.

Since making his debut in 2005, Lionel Messi has mesmerised, awestruck and brought joy to not only Barcelona and Argentina fans, but even rival fans - such has been the impact that he has had on the game.

Useless stat to churn out to give a semblance of expertise: No player scored more goals during European World Cup qualifying without providing an assist than Croatia's Mario Mandzukic. But realistically speaking, there is every chances for a France-Argentina final. An emerging player like Egypt's Mohamed Salah might win the Golden Boot for the top-scorer of the tournament.

"If Argentina goes out there and plays as we know we can then it will be very hard to beat us".

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". It's a weapon that Iceland will try to use to counter the individual brilliance of Lionel Messi and other players when the two teams face each other Saturday in Group D. I predict a Brazil-Spain final and a Brazil win.

Argentina supporters were still digesting his penalty miss in that second successive shoot-out defeat by Chile in June 2016 when he announced his global retirement at pitch side.

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