Face-off! Messi gets mural next to Ronaldo's in Kazan

Lionel Messi says Argentina 'suffered a lot' during the win over Nigeria

Lionel Messi says Argentina'suffered a lot during the win over Nigeria

A mural of Argentina's Lionel Messi is painted next to another of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo in Kazan June 29, 2018.

French teenager Kylian Mbappe announced himself in dramatic fashion Saturday, overshadowing Messi as France beat Argentina 4-3 in the World Cup last 16.

The team from France is made up of many younger players playing in a World Cup for the first time.

While Ronaldo helped Portugal become European champions in 2016, neither of them have truly been able to replicate their club form on the global stage. "Leo?" newly-painted above the Ronaldo portrait.

Ronaldo struck a hat-trick in his opening game - a thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain, including a brilliant late free kick to level the match.

With their victory, France advances to the round of eight to face a tough Uruguay squad who defeated Portugal 2-1. Many football fans, this news annoyed, because without these two geniuses the world Cup could be not such interesting and entertaining. So far in the tournament, he had had a lackluster tournament and had not played to expectation.

Messi publicly described the Argentine federation as "a disaster" due to logistical problems suffered by the team during the 2016 Copa America.

Interestingly Arsen told the newspaper that the couple had fallen in love when they met in a bar whilst watching the 2002 World Cup hosted by Korea/Japan.

Diego Maradona has offered to manage Argentina for free in the wake of their disappointing showing at World Cup 2018.

The former Boca Juniors and Napoli player coached Argentina at the 2010 World Cup, where his team were beaten 4-0 by Germany in the quarter-final stage.

One of the greatest goal-keepers of all time, Lev Yashin never won a World Cup in his career.

It has been claims that, due to personal reasons, Messi's partner Antonella Roccuzzo could not be in Russian Federation, which led to him being even more "closed off" from others than usual.

Tens of thousands of Argentines poured into Kazan hoping to see Messi carry an ageing side over one more hurdle after his solitary goal in Russian Federation helped avoid an embarrassing group-stage exit against Nigeria.

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