Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo top lengthy list of stars on final chance for World Cup glory

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Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo top lengthy list of stars on final chance for World Cup glory
After two very different opening World Cup matches, the FC guys talk about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's differing roles for their national teams. Taylor Twellman joined the Get Up! crew to discuss the possible impact of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup. Luis Figo said that he expects Lionel Messi to be at his best during the World Cup, as it will probably be his last chance to win the tournament. The temptation is to assume that Bastian Schweinsteiger entered decline the moment the final whistle blew in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 2014. Actually, it probably began earlier. It made it all the more remarkable that he ran 15 kilometres in 120 minutes, staving off decline and resisting Argentina alike. In the history of the planet's most popular sport, only 20 people can say they have been the best player on the pitch in a World Cup final. Schweinsteiger is one of them. Events of that magnitude...

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