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Jorge Sampaoli's side must now beat Nigeria to stand a chance of qualifying, although they could still miss out shoud Iceland manage an unlikely victory over Croatia, and Petit - a World Cup victor with France in 1998 - insists Messi must shoulder some of the blame.

Hallgrimsson was the head coach's assistant at the Euros, but took the helm to lead the tiny island nation to its first World Cup after 14 failed attempts.

Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match.

At the FIFA World Cup football this time, the superstar and Cristiano Ronaldo, the world's richest footballer, is on the run.

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"He wants to show the world a different image to the one we've shown in the first two games".

"I'm very good at breaking records and I'm happy now to be the top scorer at the World Cup for Nigeria".

Messi on the other hand missed a penalty in Argentina's opening match with Iceland, which they drew 1-1, before going missing in their shocking 3-0 defeat by Croatia.

Argentina must come out as victors in their final group game against Nigeria on Tuesday if they have any chance of progressing, whereas Portugal need only one point against Iran on Monday to guarantee their spot in the knockout stages.

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Discussing Argentina's exit, Simeone said: (via the Mirror) "Messi is very good but he is very good because he is accompanied by extraordinary players".

The 25-year-old is no stranger to scoring in games of which Messi is involved in, bagging two in a 2016 pre-season friendly against Barcelona as well as scoring twice against Argentina back in 2014.

But even Argentina's coach, following another disappointing worldwide result for Argentina, has admitted that the team is not built to showcase Messi's incredible talent.

"If you have to choose between Messi and Ronaldo in a normal game, who would you choose?" said Simeone. Diego Costa has three of Spain's four goals, Harry Kane has both of England's, and Luka Modric scored one goal and set up the other in Croatia's 2-0 win over Nigeria. Fabregas wanted to let people know that Ronaldo's goals have come via situations that are easier to score from.

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