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'Messi Must Win World Cup To Be Special'

'Lionel Messi Must Win World Cup To Be Special'

By Kurt Buckerfield - Oct 10, 2017 04:13 PM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi must win a World Cup to be considered special, according to FIFA’s president.

Argentina Boss: The Team Needs To Be At Messi's Level

The Argentina captain is always compared to his countryman Diego Maradona, who won the FIFA World Cup with the Albiceleste in 1986.

Many people believe that winning a major trophy with Argentina will help Messi to be considered on Maradona’s level, and FIFA president Gianni Infantino has echoed that sentiment.

“Messi is extraordinary but he is yet to win a World Cup,” he told newspaper La Nacion.

“There are lots of amazing players who never won the World Cup and that is what made Diego so special in football – winning major titles for both club and country.

“Messi may be there (in Russia) and we may see him in 2022 because he very rarely picks up injuries, even if players try to foul him, they can't get near.”  

Read: Update: 17 Teams Have Qualified For 2018 World Cup

Messi has already lost four major finals with his national team, including the 2014 World Cup final, where they lost to Germany in extra time.

Do you agree that Messi needs to win a major trophy with his country to be considered among the best of all time? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Oct 11, 2017 02:47 PM
He is already best in history
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dlaisa charles Joined: 23 Feb 2017
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dlaisa charles Oct 11, 2017 01:34 PM
after winning it you are going to say he must leave barca lol you cant just accept that he is the best
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Maloh11 Joined: 10 Apr 2017
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Maloh11 Oct 11, 2017 08:38 AM
Brazil and Agertina i support to the world cup
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RealManUchiefz Joined: 11 Jun 2017
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RealManUchiefz Oct 10, 2017 10:58 PM
But wth that being said the guy is special
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RealManUchiefz Oct 10, 2017 10:57 PM
Football will humble u in pitsoz words lol 2014 pple hear where saying messi single handedly took argentina to the final fastrack to 2017 no its the team that wins world cup yhaa nhee
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@McCoora Joined: 02 Mar 2017
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@McCoora Oct 10, 2017 10:42 PM
Messi's sin is being blessed with talent now I see,everyone thinks he has a right to bash him. And that is called JEALOUSY,am just a Gunner but I adore gifted players from other clubs
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tinashenengomasha Oct 10, 2017 10:37 PM
No hes d best player eva Leo10
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#eddie Joined: 16 Dec 2016
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#eddie Oct 10, 2017 10:36 PM
Messi is already the best nd maradona nd pele knw that....so a world cup is won by players not a player.....listening is a skill ppl!!!
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musah005 Joined: 05 Mar 2017
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musah005 Oct 10, 2017 07:13 PM
So does this mean players like Xavi and Muller are special than the likes of messi and cr7 coz they won a world cup but no Ballons?Hell no!!!
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Warras4khosi Oct 10, 2017 06:44 PM
I don't understand this comparism
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jazzman89 Joined: 28 Feb 2012
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jazzman89 Oct 10, 2017 06:07 PM
A team wins the world cup not a player..Messi is the best player to ever played the game..ive seen Maradona on videos like I've watched Messi on tv..Messi is the King with or without the WC trophy
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Ruud-Krol-Reloaded Oct 10, 2017 05:13 PM
That will never happen.
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jinks Joined: 22 Jul 2017
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jinks Oct 10, 2017 05:06 PM
He can not be compared to Maradona bcz this madala was special.He cud even use his hand to score and the ref sed its goal.Messi has alread lost four finals including a worldcup,missing penalties and now they are struggling to qualify something that has never happened to Argentina.Maradona will always be hero in Argentina.
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STIGA18 Oct 10, 2017 04:43 PM
Jelouse,Mona.
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Lil zane Oct 10, 2017 04:41 PM
Mxm
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Gazankulu26 Oct 10, 2017 04:20 PM
mxm

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