What happened to our world bests: Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi?

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Just in case you have not heard, Christiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Lionel Messi (Argentina) were defeated out of the world cup the same day (today).

It’s no longer news that Egypt’s Mohamed Salah didn’t get to the round of 16, what is news is that Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi who each saw their teams to the round of 16 got defeated today.

It’s quite amazing. I saw both matches. I wanted Messi’s Argentina to lose because they defeated my country, Nigeria. What I didn’t like is that Portugal also lost to an obviously stronger side, Uruguay.

Right from the beginning of the match, Uruguay showed they meant business, they defended their goals thoroughly and ended up winning Portugal 2:1.

The match between Argentina and France was another tough one, but France was obviously the stronger side and they won the day 4:3.

My question now is, what happened to all our world best? Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo left this intriguing Russia 2018 world cup on the same day.

What went wrong? Any ideas? Kindly share your thoughts.