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Messi Names Eight Stars To Watch At The World Cup, Snubs Ronaldo

FC Barcelona Superstar Lionel Messi Names Eight Stars To Watch At The 2018 FIFA World Cup, Snubs Cristiano Ronaldo

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 08, 2018 09:00 PM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona icon Lionel Messi has named eight stars he believes can shine at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but left out Ballon d'Or rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the eight players Messi named!

Speaking ahead of the heavily anticipated tournament, the Argentina captain was asked to name the players he feels can make the difference for their respective nations at Russia 2018.

The Albiceleste forward mentioned his former colleagues Neymar and Catalan club legend Andres Iniesta, among others, but left out Ronaldo, which has surprised some.

"Brazil have Ney and Philippe Coutinho," Messi told Mundo Deportivo.

"Spain have Andres Iniesta and (David) Silva. Germany don't have any one star but they are very solid.

"Belgium have (Eden) Hazard and (Kevin) De Bruyne. France have (Antoine) Griezmann and (Kylian) Mbappe.

"The tournament is full of very good players."

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The World Cup in Russia starts next week Thursday, with countries such as France, Germany, Spain and Brazil among the heavy favourites.

Which stars are you looking forward to seeing at the World Cup? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Mcolisi Mr Nice Dlamini Joined: 22 Jul 2017
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Mcolisi Mr Nice Dlamini Jun 21, 2018 09:14 AM
then CR7 is doing what he knows most
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MR E Jun 12, 2018 10:52 PM
It's going to be tough, the is no small team the!
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LeCowHloHlo vs mix vongani Jun 12, 2018 02:36 AM
You create hostility out of nothing.
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Rickp1 Jun 09, 2018 05:00 PM
I can see how much people are stupid, Messi said at the end that the tournament is full of very good players, of course if he mensioned portugal he could say ronaldo, but he didnt even mentionthe country, so what s wrong people??
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embizweni Jun 09, 2018 04:24 PM
y was he supposed to chose the cow mara ye
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Matome_Kay Jun 09, 2018 03:58 PM
And he also snubbed himself, didn't he?
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makoro Jun 09, 2018 09:58 AM
Really mara I mean there is no snubbing there
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tomato3s Jun 09, 2018 09:51 AM
@scowbon how old were you in 2006 world cup when zidanes france eliminates Portugal in the semis.
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Jun 09, 2018 09:21 AM
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scarbon Jun 09, 2018 08:57 AM
Messi is right how many world cupshas Ronaldo played and he has never made any significant impact
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@gunners Jun 09, 2018 08:04 AM
He's scared of CR7 winning it thats why he doesn't mention him
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Mfanakamdala Jun 09, 2018 07:24 AM
Messi n CR7 are at another level. He was just mentioning other players
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Zothani_Linda Jun 09, 2018 06:55 AM
We also didn't see Messi at the champions league...
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Faysal Jun 08, 2018 10:35 PM
Cowland has news papers and good madia

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