Cristiano Ronaldo's future remains in question, following his Champions League final insinuation that he won't be at Real Madrid next season. Messi and Ronaldo have both failed to lift the World Cup trophy even once and the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation might be their last chance to get their hands on the coveted prize.
"For me, Salah and Neymar have serious chances to do that".
The Egypt forward, who is hoping to recover from a shoulder injury before the start of the World Cup, has emerged as a potential Ballon d'Or victor on the back of his fine campaign.
Ronaldo, a five-time victor of the Ballon d'Or as the world's top footballer, is always a magnet for attention and media interest in Portugal's all-time leading scorer has been heightened by his recent comments suggesting that might leave Real Madrid. Obviously he rushed off to get a scan and he was devastated after the final, and I think a part of him was probably anxious about the World Cup.
'It depends on how the tournament goes, of course, but they have the talent to do it.
"I've been here for eight years and people always say 50 players are coming here but in the end no one comes", he said in an interview on Spanish television, per TalkSPORT.
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"He can do well in the World Cup, too - it all depends on how far his team can go. He is a special player".