2018 FIFA World CupTM
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@19. Apsilon - George Best was from Northern Ireland, but I agree with the point made. This "has to win the World Cup" is a nonsense made up by people who look for any way to criticize a true all-time great, a living legend. To say who is better Pele, Maradona, etc etc is just a never-ending subjective argument that is just a waste of time. Maradona never won CL, Pele never played in Europe, etc
Messi today (and the last WC) proved to be nothing but ineffective,once again failing,he cant re-produce his club form, but then again neither can Sterling or Lingard.. all this once again tells me Messi is good, but not a "Great" ....Ronaldo has proven himself in the worlds toughest league (The Prem) and on the world stage-ps Id like Messi to sign for Leyton Orient if possible :)
Hahaha. you are nice to Messi. He is a great footballer. Like Ronaldo, Johan, Best... But until you win the World Cup, you can't really compare to Pele, Maradona. It is a standard set ages ago and European Championship can't replace it. You need the World Cup to be in that rarefied cloud of Pele, Diego
Agreed. I do not understand this obsession with people who state that Messi must win the World Cup to be considered as one the best ever players. The World Cup is no longer the pinnacle of football, the Champions League is and with Argentina, he's hampered by those around him. It’s a bit like saying George Best isn't one of the best ever because he didn’t win the WC – with Wales… Idiotic
Stop diving Ronaldo and you might have my vote ! Sick of the cheating, diving, time wasting Anyone seen cheating should be banned for 10 games. It would stop immediately !!
14. mrmjvc That's correct. Cruyff just laid the blueprint (or at least half of it) for how modern football is played.
who was:-a brilliant dribblerscored with both feet and headscored wonderful free kicksscored penaltiesinvented his own moveslooked one way and passed the otherWon everything, including world cupwas fast and incredibly strong,recieved a standing ovation for two goals from halfway in the Bernabeu,never, stroppy,had energy that was always positive...sheer joy to watchWho?
World cup would be great to win but why should it effect whether hes the best player or not. Its a team game and nothing is ever won by one player.
@8 Well said, just like Di Stefano. Both he and Best are widely regarded as the best players never to play in a WC. Puskas had a staggering 84 goals in just 85 games for Hungary but never won the WC despite even scoring in a final.@6 But Cruyff didn't win any international titles either.
People who know football, know 1is a goal hanger these days and control freak,the other tries To do to job of 3players for the team and gets hung out to dry for pen miss,hope Messi can shut them all up tonight,needs too aswell
Argentina really need to take him off penalties - not the wee man's strong point
FOOTBALL IS LESS INTERESTING WITHOUT C.RONALDO AND MESSI. THESE TWO MEN MAKE FOOTBALL SO FUN. WHAT BOTH MEN HAS ACHIEVED IS REMARKABLE AND I DOUBT THE WORLD WILL EVER SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS SOON. IT GOES TO SHOW HOW GREAT BOTH RONALDO AND MESSI ARE. WHEN BOTH MEN ARE ON TOP FORM IT IS ABSOLUTELY A JOY TO WATCH. EXCEPTIONAL TALENTS.
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