Biglia quits global duty after France World Cup exit

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Messi's World Cup got off to the worst possible start when he missed a penalty in Argentina's opening game, which ended in a disappointing 1-1 draw with tournament debutants Iceland.

"We expect all players, former players, staff, fans and everyone to behave in a respectful manner, but having stars like Diego, [Carles] Puyol, [Javier] Zanetti, who have built up the fabric of football, and having them working with us on our goals is part of a much bigger picture".

The two titans of world football are out of the World Cup on the same day. "Portugal are going to carry on winning things and making the people of Portugal proud".

Ronaldo's great start in Russian Federation allowed him to surpass the combined total of three goals he had scored in his previous three World Cups. "As the team captain I am proud of this group". We wanted to win, we fought well, but Uruguay should be congratulated.

Such are the high standards they have set over the past decade, that Messi and Ronaldo might think, "If we can't be at our best, then it might not be worth it". "It is a really well-run tournament and the organisation has been really positive".

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Argentina and Portugal were dumped out of the Fifa World Cup 2018 on Saturday, with France, led by a 19-year-old, who looks primed to take over Messi and Ronaldo's throne, and Uruguay finding the inspiration and intensity needed to progress to the quarterfinals.

Messi recorded two assists but could not score as Jorge Sampaoli's men bowed out of Russian Federation 2018 following a 4-3 defeat in Kazan.

The 32-year-old played 58 times for his country after debuting in 2011, but was an unused substitute against Les Bleus, and hopes the next generation of players can take Argentina back to the top.

"It hurts not to be a champion", Messi said at the time.

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