Emmanuel Petit: Messi needs to wake up, he should be ashamed

Messi is bearing the weight of expectations as Argentina seek a first World Cup trophy since 1986 desperate to crown his glittering career with a major international tournament success

Messi is bearing the weight of expectations as Argentina seek a first World Cup trophy since 1986 desperate to crown his glittering career with a major international tournament success

Neymar of Brazil reacts to a missed chance during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Brazil and Switzerland at Rostov Arena on June 17, 2018 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. It took 53 minutes for the deadlock to be broken, but the South American side paid for their slapdash defending as Rebic's strike rippled the net.

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"But there is a guilty party and the culprit is the president of the AFA".

Discussing Argentina's exit, Simeone said: (via the Mirror) "Messi is very good but he is very good because he is accompanied by extraordinary players".

He said: "Excuse my language, but Argentina look s***".

Bauza lasted less than year, jettisoned in April 2017 with Argentina languishing outside the automatic qualification places soon after Claudio Tapia was elected president as part of a leadership shake-up at the AFA.

The FC crew lay into Jorge Sampaoli and inspect Lionel Messi's negative demeanour after Argentina's embarrassing defeat to Croatia.

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"Leo is limited because the team doesn't gel ideally with him as it should", he went on to say, before adding that it was his responsibility as a coach to address this.

"We've played Croatia four times in four years and we've often said we're like a married couple trying to get divorced but we always meet up again". On Thursday they staged an epic second half collapse on their way to losing 3-0 to Croatia.

Emmanuel Petit, who played for Barcelona in 2000/01 as a midfielder, wanted to compare Messi's showing for his country with his club form at Camp Nou.

'Everyone is so angry at home.

Writing for the Irish Independent, Giles said: 'Neymar has turned up in Russian Federation with the weight of a nation on his shoulders but from what I can see, he wants to win the World Cup for himself and not his team.

On Football Index, a trading game website where participants can buy and sell players, Messi's price has fallen 4 percent since before the tournament while Ronaldo is up 6 percent.

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