Not many are expecting Lionel Messi’s Argentina or Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal to lift the trophy in Russia, in what could be the final appearance on world football’s greatest stage for both of the old masters.
When almost everyone is supporting their favorite teams, Messi had 8 names in his mind whom he thinks could be a stronger opponent.
The list includes Neymar and current teammate Coutinho.
“Spain have Andres Iniesta and Silva. Germany doesn’t have anyone star but they are very solid.
“Belgium have [Eden] Hazard and [Kevin] De Bruyne. France has [Antoine] Griezmann and [Kylian] Mbappe.
“The tournament is full of very good players.”
Surprisingly there was no mention of Cristiano Ronaldo in the list.