As the World Cup 2022 enters its quarter-final stage this week, the nations of two of the greatest players in history are still alive. Argentina, captained by Lionel Messi, plays Netherlands Friday, Dec. 9 before Portugal, the country of Cristiano Ronaldo, plays Morocco the following day. Both …
Messi or Ronaldo? Both Cannot Achieve Their World Cup Dream
Of the many milestones the living icons have checked off, hoisting the Jules Rimet trophy in victory isn’t one. And as the quarterfinals approach, both stars are on decidedly different trajectories. Does that make Messi the likelier World Cup champion? Plus, previews of Friday’s Brazil-Croatia and Argentina-Netherlands matches, and Dutch manager Louis van Gaal’s unflinching resolve in the face of cancer.
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Netherlands vs. Argentina
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