Jorge Sampaoli will leave Argentina job this week

Messi gets face-saving Kazan mural to match Ronaldo’s

Ronaldo and Portugal out.

Two of football's biggest stars exited the FIFA World Cup™ in the space of just four hours as the knockout stages kicked off with an almighty bang.

"It was the goals, the individual performance of the tournament so far", Balague told the BBC.

Maradona's offer comes with Sampaoli's employment with the Argentina Football Association likely to come to an end following a disappointing World Cup campaign.

Earlier we wrote that the psychic from Moldova named finalists for the 2018 world Cup.

They will both have expected to have gone much further this time but they did leave their mark in Russian Federation with moments that captured their remarkable talent.

Later in Sochi, Ronaldo - who started the World Cup with a hat-trick against Spain - was powerless to prevent Portugal slipping out of the tournament as Edinson Cavani scored two brilliant goals in a 2-1 win to send the European champions home.

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The PSG forward was man-of-the-match, grabbing a goal and an assist, however, he simply couldn't resist some pathetic theatrics. A video review reversed the decision to award a penalty kick and Neymar's frustrations a few minutes later led to a yellow card.

The mighty fell one after the other at the World Cup on Saturday night. Pele remains the youngest ever among them, though, at 17 years, 244 days during the 1958 semi-final.

A 20-year-old Messi and Argentina fan, Monotosh Halder, committed suicide in Habibpur, West Bengal's Malda district, after the Albicelestes went down 4-3 to France in the Round of 16 of the ongoing World Cup in Russian Federation.

In the suicide note, Dinu Alex wrote: "Nothing is left for me to see in this world". Thanks to a 2-1 win over Nigeria (and Croatia beating Iceland 2-1) La Albiceleste advanced. The last goal they conceded before Pepe's equaliser was in a friendly against Austria in November 2017.

Maradona would jump at the chance to join that project if asked, with the 1986 World Cup victor prepared to work without payment for the good of his country.

The 25-year-old scored twice in successive matches in Group G, the first player from any nation to do so at the tournament since Diego Maradona in 1986. He also announced his retirement after his 147th cap for Argentina, a record for his country.

Yet despite his brilliance - and some talented teammates - Argentina have remained without such a trophy - losing to Germany in the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals and suffering the same fate in the 2014 final in Rio.

In the 5th minute, Ronaldo nearly gave Portugal their first goal, when he played a attractive straight shot, just a few yards away from the penalty box, only to be saved by Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

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