MESSI MATCHES MARADONA

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G'dday tribe,call the above title MMM.πŸ™‚

Greetings from the thrills and spills of the ongoing World Cup in oil rich Qatar.

Virtually all the usual suspects that attend World Cup competitions, qualified for the mundial. Two that dropped out are Italy of Europe and Nigeria of Africa. These two teams bring something unique to the table each and every time they come, though Italy has been by far the most successful.

Another talking point is the fact that the two most talked about players in world football are both in attendance with Portugal and Argentina respectively; thus many see it as a competition between the genius,and record BalΓ³n d'Or holder,Lionel Messi of Argentina and Portuguese legend and superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Breaking away from that,my focal thrust here is on Lionel Messi, who captains the Argies. They suffered an upset in their first match of the World Cup as they were humbled 2–1 by Saudi Arabia. It was the Argies who drew first blood however and it came by the boots of no other person but the "little Argentine" as some call him Lionel Messi.

This meant their second match gained more importance and it was the Argies up against Mexico. Once again the skipper scored his side the first goal as they clinical dispatched Mexico 2 nil. That goal by Lionel Messi put in proper perspective means so much more.

It means he has scored 8 career goals in the World cup, which ties him with the Argentine great,and one who Messi idolizes, Diego Amando Maradona. It would be interesting to see if he can go ahead of his idol as Argentina continue their journey. Next up is Poland, not an easy test by any means. We look forward to that.

Meanwhile, it's a worthy recognition for Lionel Messi,who arguably continues blazing a trail like no other in his generation.

My tributes.

Cheers



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The last time Nigeria brought anything of significance to the World Cup was back in 1998 except if you count the glowing Nike jerseys as something significant. They've been also-runs ever since.

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Hi bro, it's been a while.

The Italian team brings to the table it's winning mentality,they always have a fight about them(you can't but notice),whether they exit in the group stages or reach the finals(being five-time champions).

Whilst the Nigerian team comes with a uniquely attractive brand of football-they are the Brazil of Africa in this regard– and a followership no African team can dare come near to.

Now, I think the context of my blog on this is clearer now. Thanks for coming.

Cheers

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Well, that uniquely attractive brand of football was last seen in its full flow back in 1998. Since then, it's been disappointing performances over and over from those dudes.

With the Italians you get a master class in tactical defending and doggedness, so they're highly missed.

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Even the good old "Joga Bonito",the Brazilian football way of beauty,style, and individual accomplishment has since been lost. They have found other ways to win. However,we still see fragments of the old way because, it's actually an inborn thing with them.

Similarly,Nigeria has it's way, as I have described, and it has always been there whether it was at peak moments like the USA'94 World Cup or low moments like the Korea 2002 World Cup and the rest. Performance is different from the style of a team,that's why I said Italy comes with a known template whether their overall performance is impressive or not.
Also fan base is no trivial matter at any World Cup.Nigeria has enviable proportions of that.

So in their own ways,these two teams were missed.

Thanks for coming bro.

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Their is nothing to miss about a bunch of dudes who always put up disappointing performances on the grandest stage. Their absence saved me the political propaganda and surefire heartache that always follows them around. Funny lots, those Super Chickens!

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"saved me" you said. Indeed it's your own opinion you've just given.
I maintain mine.
Thanks man

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We live in an opinionated world, bro. Also, football is a game of opinions and believes. Mine doesn't have to be yours and vice versa. I can only hope those guys clean up their acts and get back stronger.
Cheers. ✌

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You would pay for this data now o.πŸ™‚
Why repeat thesame thing I said and I'm getting a notification as if you are saying something new.

Cheers bro, thanks.

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Ah, data don cost o.
No vex. πŸ˜ƒπŸ»πŸ™Œ

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The medicine man strikes when needed the most, the win over Mexico was the importation and I am 100% sure Argentina will carry that same motivation against Poland tomorrow, it won't be easy but I see Argentina winning the match at the end.

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Hian medicine man kwa.πŸ™‚

Anyways,I think I get the idea,he is indeed a genius. He'll be ready for Poland.
Thanks for showing up bro.

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