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'Messi Can't Be Called The Greatest Ever!'

While many consider FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi to be the best footballer ever seen, a former Real Madrid manager has refuted this, and explained why he feels the Argentine cannot be called the greatest of all time.

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Messi's name is often mentioned among those thought of as the game's best players ever, including the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona.

However, Jose Antonio Camacho, an ex-Los Blancos boss, feels the Blaugrana forward can only be called the greatest footballer of all time if he wins a Fifa World Cup.

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"He is a very good player, but you can't be the best in the world – let alone in history – if you are an Argentinian and you have not won a World Cup," Camacho said in an interview with El Mundo.

"There are countries with lesser tradition when it comes to world football – where winning the World Cup is not as significant an achievement as in other countries – but Argentina is a dominant force.

"No, without a World Cup, Messi can't be the best.

"A World Cup is the best you can aspire to and Argentinians will always demand it."

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Messi made it to the final of the 2014 World Cup, but Argentina lost in extra-time to Germany.

Who do you think is the best player of all time? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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