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Lionel Messi is the man of the match again as Argentina beat England 2-0 in the World Cup final

Lionel Messi is the man of the match again as Argentina beat England 2-0 in the World Cup final

Relaxed Lionel Messi determined to savor ‘likely’ final World Cup run

The Argentina football team are not used to receiving threats from their fans to boycott matches – and for this reason they have never had it easy the last two years.

But on Tuesday the fans did.

At the end of an emotionally charged final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, the stadium went crazy when Messi’s overhead kick flew wide of the left-hand post.

At the end of an emotionally charged final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, the stadium went crazy when Messi’s overhead kick flew wide of the left-hand post.

Just like when they faced England in a friendly two years ago, and when they lost to Spain in the Copa America final in the same tournament on home soil in 2014.

A game that has never taken place, and so to begin with, the Argentine fans are not used to receiving threats from their rivals.

But on Tuesday the fans did, and that is why their team lost, and for their own reasons. They did not play as well as they could have done, and the pressure was on their star player.

“It’s not for me to say if Messi should have continued to play or not,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said after Argentina’s 2-0 victory.

“The only thing that can be said is that the team is not perfect and Messi is not perfect.

“But Messi tried to keep his emotions in check and is an incredibly demanding and demanding player. He always puts his body on the line. That is true about his role and that is true about him as a person, as a player and as a person he doesn’t have a good reputation.”

Lionel Messi was the man of the match again as Argentina overcame a dominant England side in a hard fought semi-final that will go down in history as the greatest in World Cup history.

The result puts Barca second in the group and into the last 16.

Messi, who had 24 attempts, completed his brace through his spectacular goal that made up for the early missed chance, and Messi and Jordi Alba combined to put Barca 1-

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