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Manchester United and England legend, Rio Ferdinand has reacted to the elimination of Argentina and Portugal from the Russia 2018 World Cup on Saturday.
He said for both players, who are regarded as the greatest of all time to leave the stage so early, means that football is a team game.
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi did not live up to his billing in Russia, scoring only once in the tournament and missed a penalty against Iceland.
Ferdinand noted that Messi’s 14th minute goal against Nigeria was one of the moments of the 2018 World Cup.
He also highlighted Cristiano Ronaldo’s individual performance against Spain, a game in which he notched a hat-trick.
”The 2 Greats have departed the #worldcup at the same stage on the same day… Ronaldo will be remembered at this World Cup for his hattrick against one of the favourites Spain,” Ferdinand wrote on Twitter.
”Messi for his one moment of brilliance against Nigeria! Just proves football is a TEAM game,” he added.