"He did against Spain, he did it against Italy. and I told you that it's a pity that he was not scored upon so that they realise that if you screw up at the World Cup, it's a goal". A normal day most people, but for ardent football followers and to the people of Argentina, it was the day their modern-era legend was born.
Despite the uncertainty, Simeone said he had not given up hope that Argentina may yet survive into the knockout stage.
Bakers of Altufyevo prepare a life-size chocolate sculpture of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi to top a cake for the celebration of his upcoming birthday in Moscow, a host city for the World Cup, Russia June 23, 2018.
"This was his last chance to win something with Argentina so I wouldn't be surprised to see him retire from global football after this".
The Argentinian security ministry said in a statement it had identified four Argentinian fans in the video and it would "ask Russian authorities to immediately detain them so they can be deported". I see a team that is lost.
Atletico are one of the three teams participating in this year's International Champions Cup (ICC) Singapore tournament and will play English Premier League club Arsenal on July 26 at the National Stadium. "Come on", Messi said.
They found themselves at the centre of an Israel-Palestinian spat over the cancellation of a World Cup warm-up match following an unconvincing qualifying campaign.
"What's happening to the team right now is what has happened to Argentina in these last four disgraceful years: anarchy, no leadership from the players, coaches or directors".
"The performance was shameful and the farewell is closer with each game,"he said".
The diminutive Argentine captain known as "La Pulga" (The Flea) has won every club accolade imaginable with Barcelona, but has agonizingly missed out on global trophies both at the World Cup and Copa America.
It's not particularly interesting simply to say Argentina is bad. Messi is one of the best players ever, but he needs to show that mentality.