Simeone says Argentina look lost, questions Messi in leaked audio

Simeone says Argentina look lost, questions Messi in leaked audio

Simeone says Argentina look lost, questions Messi in leaked audio

Many of us thought that he would carry this stunning form into the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation but it has not been the case so far.

Do that and he could become a hero for Argentina's arch-rivals Brazil too.

Neymar felt the effects of the Swiss strategy long after Sunday's match ended, skipping training Wednesday as he continues to recover from a foot injury he picked up before the tournament.

With 6 points bagged with 2 opening games win, Croatia is at the top of the group D, followed by Nigeria (3 points) managing a victory in their second, Argentina (1 point) now lies at the nadir of the Group which has certainly turned out to be the Group of Death in Russian Federation.

"Messi is human", Aguero said after the Iceland match. "Sometimes things happen for a reason".

"We only need to beat Croatia", he said with a smile.

Fabregas also looked to praise his former Barcelona teammate who has been unable to flourish amidst a troubling time for Argentina which has resulted in a draw with Iceland and a defeat to Croatia, leaving their hopes of qualifying for Last 16 hanging on a thread.

But the Super Eagles' World Cup hero has warned that his new-found hero status in South America will be short-lived.

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Fabregas - who played alongside Messi at Barcelona - says his Ronaldo does not have to work as hard for the team and that explains why he has been able to flourish.

Salah sat out the opening 1-0 loss to Uruguay in Yekaterinburg, with coach Hector Cuper hoping to have him fit for Egypt's second match, against Russian Federation.

Ronaldo isn't entirely alone in starting strong.

Even a win may not be enough for Argentina, who are bottom of the group - behind Croatia (six points), Nigeria (three) and Iceland (one).

Football fans have been spoilt over the last decade to witness the phenomenally gifted duo score over 600 career goals and win the a record breaking five Ballon d'Or's each.

Sampaoli was roundly criticised for his approach against Croatia, sparking rumours the 58 year old would be sacked during the tournament.

It's early, and the tournament has seen plenty of stellar play from lesser-known players, but numerous star scorers have work to do.

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