MESSI: THE LEADER OF THE NEW ARGENTINA
Can Lionel Messi finally deliver on the biggest stage of all? Football's greatest star has faced criticism this season but he remains arguably the most talented player on the planet. We look at the reasons why
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As if you did not need any extra proof of Messi's brilliance, we have rounded up the man himself at his unrivalled best.
From brilliant goals to collections of accolades and trophies of which the rest of us can only dream, take a look at video highlights of the Argentina and Barcelona genius.
Ones to watch
No.3 - Cristiano Ronaldo
Having felt hard done by for so many years of playing second fiddle to Messi, Ronaldo finally got his hands on his second Ballon d'Or this year. The Portuguese has had another incredible season and without him it is doubtful Portugal would have qualified for the World Cup.
Who to follow
No.3 - @Pele
Messi? Ronaldo? Maradona? Pele? Who is the greatest player in the history of football? The debate will go on but the latter is shockingly under-followed on Twitter. Former Brazil forward Pele will be a main man as the World Cup is staged in his homeland.
World Cup greats
No.3 - Diego Maradona
The man against whom Messi will always be judged, Maradona's talent can be summed up by the mazy, dribbled goal he scored against England in the 1986 World Cup, a tournament he won almost by himself. His other goal in the match? The famous 'Hand of God'.