Messi or Ronaldo? Football’s hottest debate rages on in Qatar | Football News

Messi or Ronaldo? Football’s hottest debate rages on in Qatar | Football News
Messi or Ronaldo? Football’s hottest debate rages on in Qatar | Football News
DOHA: It could have been a relaxation day on the World Cup on Thursday however there was no stopping the soccer dialogue that by no means ends – who’s the higher participant, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
With no video games within the Qatari capital for the second straight day, followers streamed to the Souk Waqif to buy and see the sights, and the decade-long debate about who’s the GOAT – the “best of all time” – continued within the cafes and eating places.
Fans of Argentina, who meet Netherlands of their World Cup quarter-final on Friday, and Portugal, who tackle Morocco on Saturday, have been well-represented within the slender streets and squares of the souk, with loads of neutrals weighing in too.
“It’s Ronaldo – I believe Ronaldo’s all-round recreation is excellent. I believe he is extra versatile than Messi, who has a beautiful left foot, however Ronaldo is the higher footballer and athlete,” England fan David Barley instructed Reuters.
Fellow England supporter and Arsenal Fan TV host Robbie Lyle disagreed.
“It’s received to be Messi now — I’ve been to all of the video games out right here and Messi, within the final recreation (in opposition to Australia), he ran the present,” he instructed Reuters.
RIVALS
The 35-year-old Messi and Ronaldo, who is 2 years older, have dominated soccer’s most polarising debate for one of the best a part of 10 years, particularly once they have been rivals at Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.
Both are enjoying at their fifth World Cup however neither has but received the trophy. It is the one main accolade to elude them of their glittering careers, and this can be their final likelihood to attain it.
Ronaldo being benched in Portugal’s 6-1 demolition of Switzerland has brought about a few of his die-hard followers to rethink the present state of affairs.
“Today? It’s most likely Messi, however total I want Ronaldo – I’m a Portugal fan, Sporting is my group, so Ronaldo,” American fan Melo Barrows stated.
Wearing a standard white thobe within the bustling souk, Badr Saleh Debel from Saudi Arabia stated he had little question in his thoughts – Messi is the best.
“Messi, Messi, completely Messi,” he stated. “It’s not concerning the ball, the objectives, the historical past. He’s a very good participant, he scores additionally, he assists — what a participant, he is one of the best participant of all time.”
With the 2 greats are within the twilight of their careers, there’s solely certain one strategy to resolve whose legacy would be the best, based on Melo Barrows.
“A Portugal-Argentina remaining could be one of the best state of affairs,” he stated.

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