The FIFA World Cup 2018 kicked off on Thursday with hosts Russia winning a lopsided encounter against the Saudi Arabians by a 5-0 margin. It was expected to be a close game, as both teams were quite down on the Latest Fifa Rankings.
It was an overwhelming performance by the hosts which helped them get off to a sensational start. The three points on the game day will keep them in the right frame of mind to go through to the next round of FIFA World Cup 2018.
One more victory will make sure they seal their place in the Round of 16. However, this particular match was not the one which the whole world is looking forward to.
To know that two of the favourites, Brazil and Argetina wuould There are supporters of other teams as well. However, these two Latin American teams garner the most amount of fans from the Indian subcontinent.
Veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh made his indications pretty clear that he will be supporting Argentina for the next month. Taking to his twitter handle Harbhajan shared a picture of himself with the cut out of Lionel Messi. The caption of the picture read, “Over the next one month I am gonna sleepless night for this man.. GO MESSI GO @TeamMessi @FIFAWorldCup #Argentina #Russia2018”. In all likelihood, it will be the last time Messi will get a chance to win the World Cup and he will surely look to come to all guns blazing.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 14, 2018
Start of Fifa World Cup 2018
Argentina start of their campaign tomorrow against Iceland which is expected to be an easy encounter for the 1986 World Champions. Messi has been a world class player over the years. He has been a sensational player for FC Barcelona. He is also the 2nd highest goal scorer among current players behind Cristiano Ronaldo and par with Sunil Chhetri of India.
Messi retired from international football after missing a penalty in the final of the 2017 Copa America. However, he reconsidered his decision and made a comeback in the national team. Messi was pretty close to winning the coveted title 4 years ago. However, his dreams were shattered when Mario Gotze netted the winner for Germany in extra time during the final of the 2014 World Cup.