Ronaldo: ‘Absolutely, I don’t want Messi to win the World Cup’

Ronaldo De Lima, a legend of Brazilian football, acknowledges it would be “hypocritical” for him to say he wants Argentina to win the 2022 World Cup.

Brazil’s disappointing elimination from the 2022 World Cup came after it lost on penalties to Croatia. A few hours later, they were forced to endure the agonizing sight of their “uncompromising” foe Argentina defeating the Netherlands on penalties to advance to the semifinals.

Most Brazilian football supporters want Croatia to win the upcoming game against Argentina. Ronaldo De La Rosa is likewise not an exception.

As Rooney said: “I am unable to speak on behalf of all of Brazil. I’m the only one who can answer that. I’m not totally sure, either! I will be happy for him (Messi), yes.”

“But as you may be aware, there is a fierce rivalry between Argentina and Brazil. I wouldn’t be dishonest enough to say, though, that I would be overjoyed if Argentina won the World Cup because it is wrong.”

“Of course, I think romance and football go hand in hand. Any winner has my full support and I will gladly accept (Argentina’s victory).”

Brazil hasn’t been able to win the World Cup since Ronaldo De Lima inspired and led the team to victory in 2002. Croatia defeated Selecao in the quarterfinals, which eliminated them from contention for the title in Qatar 2022.

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi’s Argentina is moving step by step towards the World Cup championship after 36 years of waiting. As for Messi alone, the prestigious gold cup in Qatar is the only thing missing from his spotless collection of titles, and firmly affirms the position of the Best Player in football history.

The semi-final match of the World Cup 2022 between Argentina and Croatia will take place at 2:00 pm on December 14.

Erik ten Hag sends message to Harry Maguire after World Cup performance

Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, has challenged Harry Maguire to continue his success in England when he rejoins the team. Prior to the Three Lions’ World Cup elimination, the 29-year-old center back was one of their star players, and he will be expected to deliver the same effort when club football resumes.

Because of his subpar performance for the Red Devils prior to the World Cup, Harry Maguire’s selection to the England team generated a lot of discussion. The former Leicester City defender’s playing time has been reduced as Erik ten Hag prefers a Raphael Varane-Lisandro Martinez centerback pairing. He has only started three Premier League games for the Old Trafford team.

Maguire, however, was crucial for England in Qatar. He was able to give a string of outstanding performances for Gareth Southgate’s team while partnering with John Stones in the center of defense from the group stage all the way to the quarterfinal, where his team was defeated 2-1 by France on Saturday. The 29-year-chances old’s of helping the Three Lions reach the final were destroyed, and as a result, he is expected to return to Manchester United, who will play Burnley in the Carabao Cup next week.

Erik ten Hag has given advice to the ex-Leicester City player on how to successfully recapture a spot in the starting lineup. The former Ajax boss urged Maguire to bring his international form back to the club in an interview with the Manchester Evening News while United was on a mid-season vacation in Dubai. He suggested that Maguire is skilled enough to be a mainstay in his team once more.

According to Ten Hag, he is unquestionably good enough to compete at the highest level. “He’s been questioned several times about playing for me.

“He hardly ever gives England a bad performance. Yes, there was a time when he underperformed in Manchester, and challenges will always exist.

But he will display his confidence on the pitch when he feels good about himself. He exudes that confidence when he works hard, as evidenced by the way he performs for England.

We want him to take that back with him so he can represent Manchester United on the field. The squad is aware of their expectations for him, just as I am. If he succeeds in doing that, he will be a fantastic player for us.

I didn’t choose Harry because of anything, he continued. When one player dramatically outperforms the other, it can happen. But I think I’ve got two or three good guys filling the right center-back spot.

“After Brentford, I made a decision. There, I felt that I needed to change—that I needed to broaden my vision. That his moment had been terrible was sad for him. However, the fact that he is unable to do so says nothing about his or my opinion of his quality. He can definitely play in our system and fashion.

“Harry just needs to put in the effort and play well; he already has games and a rhythm, so his chance will present itself.

Before being asked to play, he will get an opportunity to show it off.

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