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Lionel Messi bags mixed reactions as he bows out of the World Cup

It was a thrilling match between France and Argentina in Kazan but in the end, the French side progressed to the quarter-finals. There were some amazing goals in the nail-biting encounter as the match ended 4-3 in favor of France. Argentina put up a brave fight with a vulnerable defense but it was not enough for them to book a quarter-final berth. Skipper Lionel Messi tried his level best for his nation but even his efforts fell short in the end.

Argentina has been struggling since the start of the tournament but somehow managed to reach the round of 16 by beating Nigeria 2-1. Lionel Messi scored an absolute stunner against the African nation which gave them the early lead in the must-win clash.

Lionel Messi

There were mixed reactions from the fans regarding Messi’s performance in this year’s World Cup. Some think that the team did not compliment him enough while others are of the opinion that the Argentine wonderboy failed to live up to the expectations. As Argentina went out of the mega-event yesterday, tweets flowed in on Twitter and Lionel Messi was the common factor in all of them.

However, the Barcelona superstar’s fans believe that Messi is not responsible for Argentina’s early exit and the team failed to perform collectively. There were another group of people whose opinions differ and they believe Messi should have done more for the team.

Here’s what both the groups had to say:

Time for the opposing group to have their say:

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