Argentina can win World Cup says Messi

Koke Warns About Cristiano Ronaldo's Dangerousness in Games

The skycam dips in, gliding past the number seven in red and the number ten in white and blue, multiple times, throughout the game.

Lionel Messi declared Argentina are good enough to win the World Cup as Messi fever broke out in Moscow ahead of Saturday's game against Iceland.

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.

To be fair to Messi, he is now rated second on that list, ahead of Christiano Ronaldo, George Best and Diego Maradona in that order.

Messi-Ronaldo, inseperable, defines the era. That is why this rivalry has acquired epic proportions, filling up tremendous space in football talk with the other players nearly watching from a floor below.

People focus too much on Messi for failing to bring Argentina to global football glory, as if he is the only one responsible in that in coming up short.

In their maiden appearance at a major worldwide tournament two years ago, Iceland earned a 1-1 draw from a clash with Ronaldo's eventual champions, drawing a frustrated response from the Real Madrid superstar.

He also helped the side reach the UEFA Champions League final.

"He scores as many as Ronaldo but he does everything else as well". The Argentine has the most assists in La Liga history (149) while the Portuguese has the most hat-tricks in Spanish football history (37). In case you are interested in wading into the quagmire over which one is better, be warned.

Mrs Ryan Smith: I'm supporting my husband who has always gone with Germany for various reasons.

Dybala on the other hand, has flourished at club level for Juventus, but failed to deliver for Argentina.

The 25-year-old is already Belgium's all-time record goalscorer with 36 goals in 69 caps and after a solid debut season with Manchester United.

It's true we play according to our opponents, we study them and we don't just look at Cristiano individually, but at the end of the day we look at the whole group, which is what matters, ' Koke added, who is playing in his second World Cup after having been to Brazil in 2014.

The year prior to that comment, he voted for Messi to win the Ballon d'Or over Ronaldo. "There is much to admire in that", says Johnson.

"Ronaldo is a self-made monster of adaptation and resolve".

After that campaign that ended in a sorry defeat, chances to gain consolation and mini-redemption via the 2015 Copa America and the Copa America Centenario the following year also came to heartbreaking disappointments, stumbling at the final hurdle against the same rivals, Chile. I'm just happy. Messi makes me happy. He's the joint-best goal-scorer in the world and the best playmaker in the world.

Two weeks ago, the Independent released the results of a poll that stated that despite the claims of Messi's throng of young fans, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to the world as Pele, is still considered the best player ever.

In an honest interview, the former Real Madrid striker sided slightly with the Barcelona forward.

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