Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

Messi, Ronaldo bow out in dramatic knockout openers

Jorge Sampaoli explains touchline exchange with Lionel Messi over Aguero sub World Cup roars into knockout phase World Cup roars into knockout phase
Tamara Craig | 01 July, 2018, 10:46

Unless you are Argentinian or Portuguese, there's no need to shed a tear for them because the spotlight will now deservedly be on the new wave of global superstars - 19-year-old Frenchman Kylian Mbappe sizzled with his pace and brace in the 4-3 win over Argentina, 22-year-old Mexican Hirving Lozano tore Germany apart, and 24-year-old Englishman Harry Kane is living up to his billing as the world's best No. 9 with five goals so far in this tournament. But it is true that now we have other players.

Portugal hasn't reached the World Cup quarterfinals since 2006, when a young Ronaldo led the team to the semifinals. "Portugal are going to carry on winning things and making the people of Portugal proud".

The reigning European champions were undone by two Edinson Cavani goals for Uruguay in their last-16 tie in Sochi, despite Pepe bringing them level at one point early in the second half.

Yet despite his brilliance - and some talented team mates - Argentina have remained without such a trophy - losing to Germany in the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals and suffering the same fate in the 2014 final in Rio.

'But it's those who score more goals who win. "As the team captain I am proud of this group".

Such are the high standards they have set over the past decade, that Messi and Ronaldo might think, "If we can't be at our best, then it might not be worth it". I'm proud of my teammates, of the technical staff. "It is a really well-run tournament and the organisation has been really positive".

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The five-time player of the year, who scored four goals in his opening two matches at the World Cup, was eliminated from the tournament after Portugal lost to Uruguay 2-1 in the round of 16.

Messi- arguably world best- was shown the exit door from Russian Federation on Saturday following his team's 4-3 defeat by France.

"Now is not the time to talk about the future, either of the coach or the players", the Portugal skipper said after the game.

Javier Mascherano, 34, retired from worldwide football in the wake of the France loss, but Sergio Aguero told Tyc Sports he intends to continue representing Argentina.

The 32-year-old played 58 times for his country after debuting in 2011, but was an unused substitute against Les Bleus, and hopes the next generation of players can take Argentina back to the top.

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