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Lionel Messi is living through a waking nightmare, and it’s impossible to look away

After two disappointing results to start the 2018 World Cup, Lionel Messi faces the unbelievable burden of carrying the hopes of a nation.
After two disappointing results, Argentina's window to escape the group stage of the World Cup looked to be closing, but Nigeria threw Lionel Messi and company a lifeline with its 2-0 win over Iceland on Friday.

One of the toughest World Cup groups is suddenly in chaos, and now Lionel Messi and Argentina have been thrown a lifeline to advance

After two disappointing results, Argentina's window to escape the group stage of the World Cup looked to be closing, but Nigeria threw Lionel Messi and company a lifeline with its 2-0 win over Iceland on Friday.
Lionel Messi.

These 3 stats show how truly awful Lionel Messi was during Argentina’s humiliating 3-0 loss to Croatia

It was a night to forget for the Argentina national team as it suffered a humiliating loss to Croatia, which complicates the team's 2018 FIFA World Cup status. At the heart of the defeat was a shoddy performance from Lionel Messi.
Argentina's World Cup hopes took another brutal blow on Thursday, falling to a surprising Croatian side 3-0 and significantly cutting the team's chances of escaping to the knockout round.

Argentine goalie commits embarrassing and costly blunder at the World Cup — and now the team is on the brink of disaster

Argentina's World Cup hopes took another brutal blow Thursday as the team fell, 3-0, to a surprising Croatian side.
The 2018 World Cup is in full swing, with thrilling finishes and heartbreaking defeats producing some amazing images courtesy of photographers covering the tournament.

The best photo from every match of the 2018 World Cup

The 2018 World Cup is in full swing, with thrilling finishes and heartbreaking defeats producing some amazing images courtesy of photographers covering the tournament.

Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be growing out his goatee to troll his biggest rival at the World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been battling for the title of "Best Footballer on the Planet" for almost a decade, but at the World Cup, it appears Ronaldo is growing out his goatee to prove he's the real "GOAT."

From underdog stories to history being made, the 2018 World Cup is off to a great start

All the thrills and spills of the 2018 World Cup so far.
Iceland may be the smallest country to ever qualify for the World Cup, but they proved they can play with the best in the world with a opening draw against Argentina that included a crucial missed penalty kick by Lionel Messi.

Iceland continues its astounding run with draw against Argentina after Lionel Messi misses crucial penalty kick

Iceland may be the smallest country to ever qualify for the World Cup, but they proved they can play with the best in the world with a opening draw against Argentina that included a crucial missed penalty kick by Lionel Messi.
This June, 32 nations will head to Russia to compete for the biggest prize in international football — here's where every team stands heading into this year's World Cup.

World Cup Power Ranking: Where every team stands heading into Russia 2018

This June, 32 nations will head to Russia to compete for the biggest prize in international football — here's where every team stands heading into this year's World Cup.
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The one player you need to know from every country competing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament is fast approaching so we have profiled a key player from each participating country. We have avoided the obvious picks like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar — but there is still a breadth of talent to pick from.