"It is getting harder for Leo to play for Argentina".
Zabaleta expressed his fears that Argentina might not make it through to the round of 16.
Yet Sampaoli remains convinced his beleagured side can salvage something from what has been a dismal World Cup campaign so far. However, the South Americans found a hero in Jorge Burruchaga, who slotted home a victor three minutes later as Argentina regained the trophy they surrendered in 1982.
With no Copa America trophy to show, Messi's solitary global accomplishment is the country's gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Portugal eventually had to play out a draw as they finished second in Group B meaning in the Round of 16 contest they will be up against Uruguay and not Russian Federation. Messi scored a hat trick and Argentina booked a ticket to Russian Federation.
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It was his 65th goal for Argentina.
Three finals in three years, that's not so shabby for a guy who played 50-plus other games each year for Barcelona.
After being held to a draw by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia, Argentina's World Cup could already have been all but over.
Barcelona genius Messi has been largely anonymous in his country's first two games, which also included a 1-1 draw against Iceland in which he had a penalty saved.
He is one of various animals testing their psychic credentials at the World Cup, including hippos Milya and Glyasik in Kaliningrad, Spartak the lemur in Yekaterinburg and Harry the otter in Sochi.
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Amrabat was furious at not being awarded a penalty after wrestling with Raphael Guerreiro and the entire squad erupted in outrage. Morocco went on to lose the game 1-0, becoming the first team to be eliminated from the worldwide tournament.
It is at global level where his career has never quite his club exploits and why a potential exit tonight would haunt him forever. The reality is Messi is failing as a captain, as a leader.
Sherwood then went on to critique the Argentinian manager and his team even more by saying: "He looked like he was going to fight in a pub with them tattoos".
Even if Iceland claims its first-ever World Cup victory, Argentina could still progress on goal difference.
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