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'Best in the world' Messi the victim of unfair treatment, says Sampaoli

22 June, 2018, 02:21 | Author: John Swanson
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Sergio Ramos hit back at Diego Maradona by claiming Lionel Messi is the best Argentine player in history. "I believe I did the best job I could and I quite simply did not find a way to give them what they wanted".

Former Argentina defender Oscar Ruggeri, a member of the 1986 World Cup-winning team, noted that Caballero had been selected "because he was meant to be good with his feet".

1 p.m. ET, France 1, Peru 0 (Final): France is on the move at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but the soccer world will miss Peru.

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Yet, Messi has been criticised for not delivering a trophy for his country.

"The defeat is my responsibility because I am the coach", he said.

Eriksen signaled his enduring importance to Denmark when he put his team in front just seven minutes into the game. Cristiano Ronaldo might get the goals and the headlines for Portugal, but they're a well-coached, experienced team, who won the Euro 2016 final against France in Paris without their captain, who left the field injured.

Messi's teammates have rallied around their superstar captain after his spot-kick was saved in the 1-1 draw against minnows Iceland on Saturday. It was predictable and ineffective. It was like trying to squeeze an elephant through a keyhole. "The plan against Croatia did not work out", the Argentina boss said after the game.

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Keane's fellow panelist Ian Wright also backed Ronaldo in his long-running battle with Messi, as he took his goal tally at Russian Federation 2018 to four after his victor against Morocco on Wednesday.

Rebic volleyed home with aplomb but veteran Caballero will have nightmares for the rest of his days at his mistake - likely to feature in any list of worst goalkeeping blunders for some time.

It was under Pep Guardiola that Barcelona began playing this way, getting rid of the likes of Samual Eto'o and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to enable Messi to roam more centrally and participate more. Argentina were undone by a soft centre and descended into a shambles.

However, Gerardo Martino, Edgardo Bauza and even Sampaoli on occasion have attempted to play Messi out there in recent years.

Kalinic refuses substitute role, Croatia send him home
Kalinic's exit has since exposed Croatia's lack of attacking options, with Mandzukic the only out-and-out striker available in their squad.

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