Nonetheless, the 31-year-old Barcelona striker says he is committed to his side's cause and isn't anxious about external factors.
With the next World Cup coming in 2022, it's unlikely that the pair will represent their nations in another showpiece on the grandest stage, and for two of the most decisive players in the history of the game, this is a freakish mark on their record. In this tournament, I will score him below average. From now on I will be a fan of the team. "It hurts not to be a champion", Messi said at the time.
Denmark are unbeaten for 18 games, a national record, their last defeat coming against Montenegro in October 2016 and have kept six clean sheets in their past seven games thanks to 'keeper Casper Schmeichel. "There's no doubt about the quality of Suarez, but for me Cavani is the big star for the team". Three minutes into the second half and Argentina were ahead, Messi curling a shot hopefully towards Lloris and right back Mercado reacting instinctively to deflect the ball into the net. "Pele is another category, but it's good to be among these people".
Cavani has scored three goals in Russian Federation but faces a race to be fit to feature against Les Bleus on July 6, with medical tests to determine to severity of the problem.
South Korea stuns listless Germany to knock champions out of World Cup
South Korea , however, finished its campaign in Russian on a high, scoring two goals in injury time. Therefore, Germany are going home while the World Cup dream lives on for Sweden and Mexico .
Germany Have Been Knocked Out Of The 2018 World Cup
Former Germany star Mario Basler slammed the national team's sub-par performance. "I don't think any of us expected this at all". Meanwhile, Toni Kroos gave a damning assessment of Germany's failure.
Bitter loss to Germany made Sweden 'stronger,' coach says | AP sports
Celebrations spread to the historic center of the capital, where World Cup games are being shown on giant screens. In its first World Cup since 2006, Sweden beat South Korea 1-0 before the 2-1 loss to Germany .
Cavani used that space well, curling home from the edge of the box for what proved the victor. "But as always, we will bank on the strength of our team as a collective".
Several players have promise, including 25-year-old Mauro Icardi, who scored 29 goals for Inter Milan last season but did not make the World Cup squad, and Angel Correa, a 23-year-old attacking midfielder at Atletico Madrid. "Ronaldo huffed and puffed, but there was nothing really in that", Schmeichel said of the closing stages against Uruguay.
So, another eventful day out at the World Cup for the two-time victor, though this time there were no stories of paramedic interventions and hospital visits, followed by a statement to confirm his good health.