Saturday, Day 17 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup was the last tournament day for the world’s two biggest football stars of our generation – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.



Saturday, Day 17 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup was the last tournament day for the world’s two biggest football stars of our generation – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
In the two Round of 16 games on Saturday, Argentina lost to France, and Uruguay sent Portugal packing.

France have edged past Argentina 4-3 in the Russian city of Kazan and made it to the quarter-finals in the game, described as one of the tournament’s most interesting events.

Antoine Griezmann (13′ PK), Benjamin Pavard (57′) and Kylian Mbappe (64′, 68′) scored for France. Sergio Aguero (90′ +3), Angel Di Maria (41′) and Gabriel Mercado (48′) planted the ball in the net for Argentina.

Kylian Mbappe announced himself on football’s biggest stage after netting two goals for France. His performance sparked comparisons with Pele, as the 19-year-old became the first teenager to score two in a World Cup match since Pele’s 1958 double in the Brazil-Sweden final.

Hours after the tournament was over for Messi, Ronaldo was also knocked out of the World Cup in the game against Uruguay. Portugal was eliminated out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 1-2 defeat.
Pepe scored for Portugal in the 55th minute.

A brace from Edinson Cavani (in the 7th and 62nd minutes) secured Uruguay a place in the World Cup quarter.


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