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Gudmundsson and Iceland out to anger Messi as they did Ronaldo

Gudmundsson and Iceland out to anger Messi as they did Ronaldo

Let's get the hard facts out of the way: Lionel Messi has never won a senior trophy for Argentina.

Icelandic footballers are the tallest at the World Cup in Russian Federation, with an average height of 1.85 meters (over 6 feet), making them especially strong in aerial duels in defense and attack.

Argentina have been blessed with talented players of heroic proportions through the years, no doubt.

Forwards: Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus).

In theory, two-time World Cup champion Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing Iceland, who are making their first appearance at the tournament. 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.

Messi is widely thought of as one of the best to ever play football, but there are many who feel that, in order for him to be on that level, he needs to taste FIFA World Cup success, something he so almost did in 2014. That always makes it more complicated.

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"We will cut a cake and distribute T-shirts among kids with Messi's face embossed on them", said Patra, a father of two.

The caption then reads, "We're a little used to waiting for the Messi-ah".

I also think Suarez will be hungry to make a big impression after what happened in the last World Cup and a lower-profile season with Barcelona, while he also takes penalties, so he gets my backing. Coach Gernot Rohr will look to utilise the pace at his disposal on the counter, while captain Jon Obi Mikel is very important to the Super Eagles, dictating the play in midfield at ripe old age of 31.

"For me Messi is an extension of Maradona". Watching him play is such a privilege in itself that all arguments become moot. Iceland did well in their last tournament so the first match will not be comfortable.

Of course, all eyes will be on superstar Lionel Messi as he is expected to lead once again (and probably for the last time as a player) his countrymen towards winning the FIFA World Cup.


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