How does Portugal being knocked out change the World Cup? Have a look with our predictor Why Messi and Ronaldo must not just be judged on World Cups First Lionel Messi was upstaged by Kylian Mbappe, now Cristiano Ronaldo must wrestle with the crushing disappointment of seeing his World Cup dream shattered after being comprehensively outstripped by another Paris St-Germain striker. Two sumptuous goals from Edinson Cavani set up a tantalising quarter-final meeting with France on Friday on a day when hope of a Messi-Ronaldo showdown in Nizhny Novgorod was vanquished. Yet this was not quite the fairytale for Cavani that France’s thrilling 4-3 victory over Argentina had proved for his club team-mate, Mbappe, who also scored twice, earlier in the day. There was only 10 minutes between Cavani scoring Uruguay’s decisive second, after the Portugal defender Pepe had cancelled out his opening goal, and the striker pulling up with a hamstring injury and limping off with a crestfallen … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi crash out of World Cup on same day as Edinson Cavani brace stuns Portugal
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EDEN HAZARD can match the same levels of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, according to Chelsea team-mate Ruben Loftus-Cheek. By Callum Vurley / Published 30th June 2018 GETTY Eden Hazard has been backed to match Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi The Belgium superstar is currently with his country as he looks to help his nation do what they have never done before and win the World Cup.The 27-year-old is captain of Roberto Martinez's side but at club level his future is not as stable.There have been numerous reports that he will make the switch to Real Madrid this summer and he has not held back in saying what he thinks of the links.He has told the Blues that they must improve the squad or risk losing him as he wants to win the Champions League in his lifetime.And Real is the most likely destination to do that, having won the European competition three times in a row. Chelsea transfer news: Eden Hazard next club odds CHELSEA star Eden Hazard could leave the club this … [Read more...] about World Cup: Chelsea ace Eden Hazard backed to match Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
LOTHAR MATTHAUS is SunSport’s World Cup analyst. With Russia 2018 now at the knock-out stage, the Germany legend believes this is where the real tournament begins . . . So far, I have enjoyed Russia 2018. There has been lots of good football. But I was ashamed of what I saw in Poland v Japan. To see a team happy to lose, not even trying to score, was not right, not what football should be about. The good news is, this is where the World Cup really starts. If you don’t fight from the first minute to the last, you are out. This is where we get the real drama of the World Cup. It is what I loved as a player and still love now. No more chance to play for a tactical result. It’s sudden death now. The time for the sort of bulls**t we saw in some of the last group games is over. Lionel Messi and Argentina train ahead of their World Cup showdown with France ARGENTINA v FRANCE This is the toughest game of the second round. Two former winners, big teams with … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018: Lothar Matthaus on why Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will come unstuck against Uruguay and France
Messi copied the penalty that Maradona missed in the 1990 World Cup The opening round of 2018 World Cup matches have thrown up much to debate and, as ever, the battle between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is central to goings on in Russia. A poor 1-1 draw was the result of Argentina's game with Iceland with Messi having a penalty saved, a fate which didn't befall his rival as Ronaldo notched a hat-trick thanks to a spot-kick, free-kick and a Spanish goalkeeping error. Here, we give you the chance to decide who gets more support by playing off the other individuals from La Albiceleste and Portugal against eachother. From the players we have selected to face-off, Ever Banega and Andre Silva could be added in for their respective sides, with it likely that Jorge Sampaoli will make changes for Argentina's clash against Nigeria on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi: Who is surrounded by the better team?
ISIS has threatened to behead Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the World Cup in chilling mocked up photos. The barbarous terror group is repeating calls for "lone attackers" to strike ahead of the tournament in Russia next month. They have already made a number of sickening threats as they lose ground in Syria and Iraq but have ramped up the violence in their latest campaign. Sickening mocked up photos show Ronaldo and Messi pinned to the ground by masked jihadis in a packed football stadium. The vile picture, captioned "Your blood will fill the ground" shows the extremists hacking at the footballers's heads. The latest threat was revealed by cyber intelligence firm Sixgill, which monitors ISIS chatter, according to the Mirror. It was released yesterday on Telegram by a pro-ISIS group. The merciless death group earlier this month called on its supporters to launch attacks at the showpiece football tournament, which kicks off in Russia next month. They made … [Read more...] about ISIS threatens to BEHEAD Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in sick World Cup execution video