Gudmundsson and Iceland out to anger Messi as they did Ronaldo

Rex Christensen
June 14, 2018

People focus too much on Messi for failing to bring Argentina to global football glory, as if he is the only one responsible in that in coming up short.

The stakes are huge, not least for a player whose candidature as the greatest of all time hinges, for some, on what happens over the coming weeks.

For his fans who see him twirl, twist and swivel through a host of defenders on his unstoppable marches towards opponents' goals week after week, no player before him can compare.

But for all his exploits, Lionel Messi has not yet scored the ultimate goal.

And Klopp would love nothing more than to see tiny Iceland lift the biggest prize in football by winning the World Cup.

Icelandic footballers are the tallest at the World Cup in Russian Federation, with an average height of 1.85 meters (over 6 feet) while Argentina are among the shortest teams at the tournament at 1.79 meters (just over 5-feet-10 inches). Today, he is one of the best players in the world.

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Quizzed on who he would have welcomed the opportunity to work with, Carlos said: "With Neymar, with Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo".

I want Argentina to win the title because this his last chance for the little genius Messi to win a major trophy for his country. The skycam dips in, gliding past the number seven in red and the number ten in white and blue, multiple times, throughout the game.

The duo are widely regarded as the best players on the planet. Football boots and pitches are also vastly improved from the days of old. 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.

Ronaldo is also in Russian Federation this summer, with the 33-year-old looking to provide the spark for Euro 2016 winners Portugal on a World Cup stage. That always makes it more complicated.

Dalic will feel that qualification from the group stages is a must, but in one of the more hard pools in the tournament, Croatia will have to be on their game if they are to reach the knockout round.

Cristiano Ronaldo is either the world's greatest soccer player or he is a close runner-up to Argentina's Lionel Messi. He now resides in South Florida.

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