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He has already proven that the best defenders in the world quake in his diminutive but imposing shadow at the club level, but will Lionel Messi be finally able to shake the World Cup monkey off his back and be awarded the title of the world's best player ever?
Messi-Ronaldo, inseperable, defines the era.
He also helped the side reach the UEFA Champions League final. In case you are interested in wading into the quagmire over which one is better, be warned. Social media is divided between the Messi and the Ronaldo cult with "fanboys" who take every opportunity to sling mud at each other on Twitter. A strong showing by Ronaldo in Russian Federation, capped off with lifting the trophy, would nearly certainly clinch it for him.
Latin American sides account for the third and fourth oldest squads as well, in Mexico and Panama respectively, while Brazil are eighth out of the 32 teams.
Having predicted Portugal/ Brazil and Argentina/ Germany semi-finals, Mourinho selects Messrs Messi and Ronaldo to meet in the Final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on the 15th July. Don't you remember what he did when they needed a win in Ecuador on the last matchday of qualifying? "There is much to admire in that".
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.
Messi's admirers, however, say he can't be blamed for the failings of Argentina's (notoriously chaotic) football federation and remain firm that he is the epitome of the flawless footballer.
He was directly involved in nearly half of Argentina's goals in qualifying, despite playing in only 10 of their 18 games, and in the 11 months up to October past year, no Argentina player, bar Messi, scored a competitive goal.
"But I admit that Lionel Messi adds even more magic to football". Gylfi Sigurðsson is their primary attacker, having scored 5 goals in 2017-18 for the national team.
Though there are established players like Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the fray, I hope England captain Harry Kane of France's Antoine Griezmann would be the player of the tournament.
"It's like the origin of football, like the origin of everything, that you do not need a lot of people, just the right ones, to make a big difference".