Exactly this Sunday (24/06/2018), Messi’s 31st birthday. If the birthday should be full of joy, it may not be what the Argentine star is currently feeling.
As is known Messi latter even full of highlights. He was with Argentina failed to appear convincing in the 2018 World Cup and was in a pinched position.
Messi failed to win Argentina over Iceland, in a match in which he throw a chance from the penalty spot. La Albiceleste balanced 1-1 in the game.
Embarrassed results and then received Messi and his colleagues in the face of Croatia in the second party. Argentina fell 0-3 and made their position very difficult to qualify.
Jorge Sampaoli’s current team is at the bottom of Group D standings with one point behind Croatia (6), Nigeria (3) and Iceland (1). With this situation, Argentina can not help but have to win with the maximum score against Nigeria while hoping Iceland did not beat Croatia.
If Argentina wins while Iceland also conquers Croatia, then there are calculations ranging from goal difference, goal productivity, to the number of cards to determine who the runner-up group.
Related Messi himself, Barcelona player is actually also a lot of getting a defense. In many aspects, Argentina is considered unable to balance its level.
At least, despite his moment of birthday this time full of pressure, Messi still have a last chance to save Argentina. Nigeria counter action at Krestovsky Stadium on Wednesday (27/06/2018) could offer an opportunity to turn things around, as well so be a sweet gift even though it will be a little late.
Happy birthday, Messi.