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Uruguay's Edinson Cavani misses training but scans show no muscle tear

Messi celebrates after scoring Argentina's first goal against Nigeria Messi celebrates after scoring Argentina's first goal against Nigeria
Shannon Reynolds | 03 July, 2018, 13:34

"But the street as a formative stage has gone and no one has known how to replace it with an educational model like those in countries such as Germany or Spain", was how 1986 World Cup-winning star Jorge Valdano described the fault in Argentina's player conveyor belt in The Guardian. Sergio Aguero (90' +3), Angel Di Maria (41') and Gabriel Mercado (48') planted the ball in the net for Argentina.

"Without Messi we are just another team".

However, a stunning France comeback propelled by the mesmeric Kylian Mbappe put paid to Maradona's good mood and the realisation that Argentina were going home began to set in.

The Barcelona striker has two goals in the tournament so far, with one coming against Saudi Arabia and the other against Russian Federation.

However, he was largely a peripheral figure in the defeat to Uruguay, being upstaged by Uruguay frontman Edison Cavani, who struck a stunning brace as Portugal went down to a 2-1 defeat.

Santos said despite having a close look at their opponents, it was impossible to legislate for Uruguay's first goal, which saw Luis Suarez find Cavani with an exquisite cross.

Cristiano Ronaldo managed a smile despite departing Russian Federation on the back of World Cup heartache as he flew home with the Portugal team on Sunday.

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Portugal match jumped ahead 5% in the early metrics from the June 23 battle between previous titleholders Germany v. Cavani, however, had to leave the field due to injury. "We know that France will be very tough indeed".

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The Spokesman of the NFF, Ademola Olajire, told the News Agency of Nigeria that most of the players left Russian Federation for their respective bases, where they have since re-united with their families.

"PSG were well represented but we're talking about the national team.in the right moments the forwards have the freedom to do what they do best and we hope tomorrow is a great day and Neymar is inspired, like the other players".

He had an opportunity in the first half to score from a free kick about 30 metres out but could only hit the wall.

"I think that this World Cup came just in time for us", said Sergio Aguero, who has played alongside Messi at global level since they were teenagers. We want to play against the best, and today we won against the best.

Let us know what you think. Tens of thousands of Argentines poured into Kazan hoping to see Messi carry an ageing side over one more hurdle after his solitary goal in Russian Federation helped avoid an embarrassing group-stage exit against Nigeria.

They didn't give any indication about his chances to face France at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Friday, saying only that they are "monitoring his progress".

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