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World Cup 2018: Lionel Messi To Face Cristiano Ronaldo…..READ MORE INSIDE

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CR7 has already been causing the Argentine wizard a whole load of problems at the World Cup so far and things look to be getting worse.

Ronald mural

Lionel Messi and his Argentina team-mates will have arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo watching over them as they are set to stay in a hotel with a huge mural of the Portgual star outside.

Argentina are preparing for their knockout tie with France on Saturday afternoon and will have CR7 keeping a close eye on them.
Jorge Sampaoli’s side are expected to stay in the Ramada Hotel in Kazan after the French side booked the only other hotel in the city that is licensed for World Cup teams, the Mirage Hotel.

Ronaldo mural

Outside the Ramada Hotel, though, is a huge, multi-coloured mural of Real Madrid star Ronaldo which was reportedly created for the 2017 Confederations Cup.

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In the photos, the two-storey mural of Ronaldo’s winking face can be seen along with his nickname CR7 painted onto the side of a block of flats.

Ronaldo mural

Local media believe the depiction of Ronaldo can be seen from most rooms of the Argentina squad’s hotel, meaning Messi will have an unwelcome sight when he opens his curtains in the morning.
There are, though, unconfirmed reports that artist group Supernova are planning to create a similar mural of the Argentina captain elsewhere in the city.

Messi’s superb goal and Marcos Rojo’s late winner ensured Argentina squeezed into the knockout stages but face their sternest test yet when they face Didier Deschamps in the Round of 16 at the Kazan Arena.

And it could be Messi vs Ronaldo in the quarter-finals to set up a battle between two of the all-time greats.

If Messi and co do the business against France and Ronaldo’s Portugal get past Uruguay, a sizzling clash in Nizhny Novgorod is on the cards.


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