France, Spain among Round of 16 favourites on World Cup odds

Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi Miss Penalty in 2018 FIFA World Cup are Not The Only Greats Here are 5 Heartbreaking Videos of Costly Misses in Football WC History

Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi Miss Penalty in 2018 FIFA World Cup are Not The Only Greats Here are 5 Heartbreaking Videos of Costly Misses in Football WC History

His individual trophy collection is nearly more impressive though, winning five Ballon d'Ors and his goal record over the years is among the greatest in the history of the game.

"He is a worldwide star, but you don't prepare for a match thinking about one player, but thinking about the team as a whole". Quite interestingly, the 57-year-old also has a softer and more relaxed side which is quite evident in a video that was posted by the Internet sensation Salt Bae.

So, another eventful day out at the World Cup for the two-time victor, though this time there were no stories of paramedic interventions and hospital visits, followed by a statement to confirm his good health.

Both Portugal and Argentina were beaten in Saturday's opening round of 16 games and in both cases, Ronaldo and Messi were overshadowed a PSG player.

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) looks at Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 6, 2018.

If indeed this is it, Messi came closer to winning football's biggest prize, when Argentina lost to Germany in extra time in the 2014 final, around the time he was reaching his peak at club level. They were eliminated in the semifinals.

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Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino said his team would need to be careful not to give Ronaldo too many free-kick chances.

Their quarterfinal will be held at 2am this Saturday.

Kylian Mbappe, France's 19-year-old striker, was instrumental in defeating Messi's Argentina while his clubmate in the French capital, Edinson Cavani, scored the brace which condemned Portugal to defeat.

That Messi and Ronaldo's World Cup exits came on the same day is fitting.

The Uruguayans are aware that Ronaldo is not the only threat for the European champions - he is supported by younger talents such as Bernardo Silva and Goncalo Guedes. But what if they, or one of them, don't? Messi had that delicate bit of control to put his side up in their must-win clash with Nigeria.

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