Messi stuns reporter by wearing ribbon sent by his mother

Messi stuns reporter by wearing ribbon sent by his mother

Messi stuns reporter by wearing ribbon sent by his mother

Lionel Messi has revealed he wore a lucky ribbon sent to him by a reporter's mother after Argentina had failed to impress in their first few games.

"We have a very young team who lack some experience, but in four years we'll be very strong", predicted coach Gernot Rohr after Tuesday's defeat as he looked ahead even further to the next World Cup in Qatar.

"We have to be smart when we play Croatia". Of course, it was a huge relief, a relief for all of us. "Luckily we achieved our objective".

The Barcelona star will come face-to-face with club team-mates Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembele and is aware of the improvement needed to make the last eight.

"I'm very proud of the boys, they've done really well".

Messi scored the opener as Argentina progressed out of the group stages with their victory over the Super Eagles, with Marcus Rojo scoring the decisive goal after Victor Moses levelled the scoreline early in the second half. It is used for good luck and to keep away negative vibes created by jealousy, hatred and other things.

With just 10 minutes left, Sampaoli had a hard decision to make with the Manchester City star sitting on the bench having also been withdrawn in the second half of the 3-0 defeat to Croatia.

With both a defender and the opposing goalie closing in fast, Messi has only one chance to settle the ball and take his shot. Sampaoli appeared to ask La Albiceleste's captain minutes before the Manchester City striker was brought on, as seen in a video from Argentine outlet Ole.

"You are about to give me a heart attack, seriously", the reporter then exclaimed.

Argentina's success was also accompanied with a good slice of fortune and more controversy over the VAR system used to review contentious decisions.

The last round of games saw a reverse in fortunes, however, as Ronaldo missed a spot-kick in his team's draw with Iran, while Messi finally opened his World Cup 2018 account with a fine goal against Nigeria.

"I am proud to be a part of this team though and I proud to be Nigerian".

"Maybe the referee has given the first one and he doesn't want to give the second one".

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