Lionel Messi Stuns Reporter With Incredible Heartwarming 'Good Luck Charm' Gesture

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The Vatreni qualified for the knockout stages having won all three of their group games, and looked extremely impressive in cruising to a 3-0 victory over Argentina.

"What is important is the whole team defends together, not just as individuals or the midfield player in his area. They'll say I'm an excellent manager if we win, if we lose they'll say I'm very bad".

With the score at 1-1, Nigeria thought they should have had a second penalty when Rojo headed the ball onto his arm inside the area. We need to know how to play with him and be able to work with him on the pitch, some of them can do it quickly and others not.

The coach said France's characteristics of quick ball recovery and pace on the break through Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud would make them particularly unsafe if Argentina were unable to dominate possession. I've seen him sad and I've seen him happy, like he was today.

As we approach the knock out stage at this year's World Cup, six prominent all-time records have been broken in Russian Federation, among which is the most penalties awarded in a single edition, with last night's kick by Moses taking the figure to 23.

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A reporter gifted Messi a good-luck charm after the Argentine superstar missed a penalty kick in the opening match of the tournament.

Messi got fewer touches in that match than Willy Caballero in the Argentina goal.

But, speaking on the eve of that second-round clash with France, Sampaoli said: "I remember that point in time but everything I say to my players is personal and I will not divulge what was said". "They are among the very best contenders and we will need to be very consistent to come out on top of a very hard match".

A stunning Andre Carrillo volley gave Peru their first World Cup goal in 36 years before captain Paolo Guerrero grabbed a second as the Andean nation condemned Australia to a 2-0 defeat in Sochi on Tuesday and an early exit from Russian Federation.

Denmark held France to a goalless draw on Tuesday to go through as runners-up in Group C and their key threat in Nizhny Novgorod will be star midfielder Christian Eriksen.

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