Maradona opens up on Argentina exit

Maradona opens up on Argentina exit

Maradona previously coached Argentina from 2008 to 2010 after replacing Alfio Basile to lead the Albiceleste in the 2010 World Cup.

Out of their first Federation Internationale de Football Association tournament this early since 1954, Germany were handed their tickets home on June 27 after South Korea decimated the 2014 champs Die Mannschaft 2-0.

Despite his superb form for Barcelona last season, Lionel Messi only scored one goal at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation which was against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Lionel Messi's fourth World Cup ended in bitter, frustrating and all-too-familiar defeat Saturday, with Argentina tumbling out of the tournament with a 4-3 loss. The legendary attacker was expected to make the 2018 World Cup his own after suffering a set back in the previous edition of the tournament in 2014.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who once again failed to score in a knockout game at a FIFA World Cup, has commented on rumours he could retire from worldwide football.

Notwithstanding that questionable call by referee Bjorn Kuipers of hand ball against Spain's Gerard Pique that allowed the home squad an opportunity to get a goal and tie the whole thing up, low ranked Russian Federation took another win with penalty shots in extra time.

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani missed Monday's training and remains a doubt for this week's World Cup quarterfinal against France, though a muscle tear has been ruled out.

England's Kyle Walker says VAR a 'cloudy situation' at World Cup
Instead, Sterling will start and the only change for this afternoon's World Cup clash will see Ruben Loftus-Cheek replace the injured Dele Alli .

But now, confirmation has nearly certainly arrived that neither man will win a World Cup.

'He's been the highest scorer in the Champions League and won a third Champions League in a row.

Ronaldo's World Cup began in flawless fashion, with a hat-trick against Spain, but he struggled to make an impact against Uruguay.

That remains the case as Russian Federation 2018 continues without Argentina, with an all-time great eager to point out that he never wanted to see his country fail despite what some might think.

His devilish pace and clinical finishing have certainly made him a player to be feared in Russian Federation.

France have edged past Argentina 4-3 in the Russian city of Kazan and made it to the quarter-finals in the game, described as one of the tournament's most interesting events.

His goals against Costa Rica and Mexico have taken him to 57 for Brazil (he is behind only Pele and Ronaldo in their all-time scoring charts) and he will be desperate to add to that tally when they face Belgium in the last eight.

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