2018 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals may see decade’s two great footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo up against each other as if Argentina and Portugal gets success to win their respective Round of 16 matches, they’ll face off in the first quarter-final match on July 6.
30th June is going to be the cracking day of 21st FIFA world cup as Portugal and Argentina to appear in the Round of 16 and will play against respective oppositions. Argentina to meet France at Kazan Arena from 17:00 MSK/19:30 IST meanwhile Portugal to face off Uruguay at Fisht Olympic Stadium from 21:00 MSK/11:30 IST.
Winner of these two knockouts will be playing first quarterfinal match on July 6. So if Argentina beats France and Portugal beats Uruguay, we’ll have Argentina vs Portugal in the 1st quarter-final and it will be the biggest match of tournament ahead of the final on 14th July.
The fact is two greats of modern football era Messi and Ronaldo will be up against each other. Lionel Messi is the skipper of Argentine side meanwhile Cristiano Ronaldo is leading Portugal. Whenever these two players have got huge fan following and whenever these two play against each other, fans go mad and can’t see their hero losing.
Messi plays for Barcelona meanwhile Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid. These two are big European clubs as well these two players. In the group stages, both these players had similar kind of run face as both Messi and Ronaldo misses penalties and when team needs them most, they scored.
Argentina defeated Nigeria in a dramatic last group game to make it through knockouts while Portugal beat Morocco by 1-0 and played draws against Spain and Iran to enter round of 16. So it’s gonna be the best match of 2018 world cup if two teams managed to cross the line in pre-quarterfinals.