Malkina said she has been in touch with the team to present him with the sculpture - "We will give Lionel Messi to Lionel Messi", she said, laughing - before it goes on display in Bronnitsky, the suburban town that has hosted Argentina's training base. "I see a team that is lost".
Despite the uncertainty, Simeone said he had not given up hope that Argentina may yet survive into the knockout stage.
People has been praising the Portuguese superstar as the best player in Russian Federation so far and looking at the situation, Ronaldo has been out rightly the best for Portugal because all the four goals they have scored so far has come from the forward.
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Bronx native Cardi B has even weighed on the incident and called out officers for being quick to "harass" residents, but not help. Two suspects reportedly were taken into custody in the Bronx, while three more were tracked down to Paterson, New Jersey.
Spain, who will play Russian Federation in Moscow on Sunday, ended up topping Group B by virtue of goals scored but only after an injury-time strike by Iago Aspas - confirmed by VAR after a three-minute-long review - ensured a 2-2 draw.
The Argentine federation was even forced to confirm that Jorge Sampaoli would continue for the final group game amid rumours of a rift between players and coach. He should have started against Iceland, the weaker team, in the way he played against Croatia because they are a much weaker team and the other way round - the way he played against Iceland was how he should have played against Croatia.
"I think the difference is that Ronaldo has already scored four goals, he is already up there in the Golden Boot race, and Messi has done very little, and missed a penalty on top of that", said Schmeichel.
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Liberal Democrat Jo Swinson came into parliament to vote even though she is several days past the date she was due to give birth. Relationships between MPs had been "strained nearly beyond belief", she said.
"Right now in the dressing room they are coming to blows".
Messi, meanwhile, missed a penalty in Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland and was virtually anonymous as La Albiceleste were beaten 3-0 by Croatia on Thursday, but Fàbregas believes his former Barcelona team-mate shouldn't be held completely responsible for his side's struggles.
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Others said that Musa had actually served Messi's World Cup cause more than his Argentinian teammates. This followed the 2-0 loss to Croatia in their opening game of the 2018 World Cup .