No more Ronaldo or Messi in FIFA world cup 2018, we would have would have never expected this but Argentina’s and Portugal’s loss on Saturday will likely mark the end of an era in the World Cup. Well, Lionel Messi was staring with pain fixed across a face which was once filled with great joy, now by a brown beard and as the expectations of the fans.
On Saturday, both France’s Kylian Mbappe and Uruguay’s Edinson Cavani had played some exceptional game. As we all know the younger legs have more speed and endurance. Interestingly, Cavani and Mbappe had less pressure and more support.
While Ronaldo also had lost the semi-final in 2006 but he could never reach the 2nd round again. Meanwhile, under him, Portugal had earlier won its first European Championship in 2016 too, there is nothing going well for both these teams.
If Argentina and Portugal had won on Saturday, the rivals would have the reached the spot in the semifinals. After Messi and Co. lost to France 4-3 in Kazan and Portugal lost to Uruguay 2-1 at Sochi.
Brazil’s Pele and Argentina’s Diego Maradona had brought titles for their countries and are remembered for their achievements. While Messi and Ronaldo will be remembered worldwide for their club success but not for country triumph.
Both the legendary footballers who had become household names worldwide but now it’s time to say goodbye to both of them. Mbappe who is just 19 and others on the list will now lead the football fraternity. Well, it’s time to welcome the new stars.