Messi would have won 50 Grand Slams if he played tennis - Rakitic

Messi would have won 50 Grand Slams if he played tennis - Rakitic

Messi would have won 50 Grand Slams if he played tennis - Rakitic

The loss in 2016, in which the 30-year-old notably missed a penalty, led to Messi temporarily retiring from global duty as heavy criticism was directed at him for his lack of worldwide glory with the national team.

"I would advise Messi to keep playing, to enjoy the game", Maradona told Omnisport, as per FourFourTwo.

The likes of Brazil, Germany, Spain and France are considered the favourites to challenge for the World Cup crown in Russian Federation next month, with La Albiceleste ranked fifth amongst the bookies, according to Sports Mole. He doesn't have to demonstrate anything.

"I don't know [coach Jorge] Sampaoli, I don't know how he plays".

Croatia will play Brazil at Anfield in Liverpool on Sunday in their World Cup warm-up game before they go on to compete in the actual tournament. "I am very optimistic, and every time I see them in training, the dream grows".

Lionel Messi could be featuring in his last World Cup for Argentina. After reaching the final in 2014, but ultimately losing to Germany, Argentina has strong support and high expectations.

While Federer is the victor of 20 Grand Slam trophies, Nadal has bagged 16 and is en route to his 17th.

He doesn't have a World Cup on his mantlepiece though and will be looking to remedy that fact in Russian Federation this summer.

Despite being regarded as the best footballer of all times by most of the football followers, Messi has had very little luck when it comes to winning trophies in the blue and white of Argentina.

Messi made some modifications to the gym in his house, in order to add a space specifically for kickboxing, discipline used by the Argentine to strengthen his body. "Obviously, it never crossed my mind at any time". Regarding Messi, his impact's been in terms of football itself, there is a "before" and "after-Messi". "We just need to enjoy them".

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