Nigeria Hero Musa Unsure On Club Future

Marcus Newton
June 26, 2018

Argentina´s forward Lionel Messi stretches during a training session at the team´s base camp in Bronnitsy, on June 23, 2018, during Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.

The 1986 World Cup victor described himself as "furious and upset" and lashed out at the Argentina Football Association President Claudio Tapia as the "guilty party" after Thursday's result.

Ahmed Musa's two-goal show in Nigeria's win over Iceland on Friday earned him a new nickname in Argentina - Lionel Musa.

Maradona insisted he "would love" to meet the Argentina players before the critical Nigeria game - and suggested that several of his former teammates should join him for the meeting.

Zabaleta played alongside Messi in the 2014 World Cup, which saw Argentina beaten by Germany in the final.

For all his heroics with Barcelona at club level, Messi is still often compared unfavourably in his homeland for his inability to recreate Maradona's success for the national team.

Marcelo got away with a naughty moment during Brazil vs Costa Rica
Do you think Costa Rica could upset Brazil in this fixture? "I was going to celebrate with them but I had to limp back!" he added. The world's most expensive player scored Brazil's second stoppage-time goal and was in tears at the full-time whistle.

Wozniacki calls for Serena seeding at Wimbledon
I don't think there would be one player that would complain, especially the top ones, if she was one of the top eight'. Former world number one Serena Williams and baby Olympia paid a special visit to Centre Court at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Hamilton wins in France to retake F1 lead
Verstappen took a solid second place while the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen jumped Ricciardo late in the race to steal a podium spot. Hamilton, armed with a new Mercedes engine, posted a best lap of one minute and 32.539 seconds to finish clear of the rest.

The goal made Messi, 31, the first and only player to score in the World Cup finals as a teenager, in his twenties and in his thirties.

Without the five-time World Player of the Year, though, it is highly unlikely Argentina would even have qualified.

He told the London Mirror, "It means so much because for Argentina the World Cup is special - and for me too."I've always had the dream of watching me raise the World Cup".

Iceland, on the other hand, lies at the third spot with 1 point courtesy to their hard-earned draw and is only separated from Argentina on better goal difference.

"I have been there with this Argentina team when things have been going well - and when they haven't - and I know what the build-up will be like", he said.

Peru have sparkled occasionally during the 2018 World Cup but are already out of the tournament after two 1-0 defeats.

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