He has said had Messi been a Tennis Player, he would have won 50 grand slams.
FIFA World Cup 2018 will begin from June 14, 2018, in Russian Federation and will see 32 teams competing against each other. They share the dressing room in club football but will represent Croatia and Argentina respectively at the mega event in Russian Federation. During qualification, Argentina tried three different coaches who used a number of different players. "With the two best players in the world - Maradona and Messi - they have played seven World Cups, but won only one, which was because of the team".
Messi recently scored a hattrick in a 4-0 friendly win over Haiti as Argentina continue their preparations against Israel on Friday.
The Croatian midfielder suggested that even though Messi had said Argentina are not among the favourites, having the best player in the world still made the La Albiceleste one of the favourites.
Five-time Ballon d'Or victor and Barcelona legend Messi knows the odds may be stacked against Argentina, but insists the drive and determination of the team will not disappoint their South American compatriots.
The Croatian worldwide also feels that Argentina are favourites to win the World Cup this time in Russian Federation with Messi by their side.
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Argentina's Lionel Messi has never won an global trophy. "But you don't play football by yourself, it is not an individual sport", added Rakitic.
"All the big footballing nations will start as favourites", Messi said. We have good players and we are getting stronger to fight as an equal with anyone. "Quite a few squads are better,". Messi moved to Barcelona at the age of 13 and would have been eligible to play for Spain. "Obviously, it never crossed my mind at any time".