It was the first big surprise of this 22nd edition of the World Cup, the defeat of Leo Messi's Argentina in their opening match against Saudi Arabia. Despite a goal from the Pulga from the penalty spot, the Albiceleste missed their debut in the competition with this 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia. For the newspaper El Hincha, it is a "total disillusionment". For the daily Clarin, Argentina has gone from "euphoria to disappointment". Announced as one of the favourites, the Argentinian team has been disappointed. And the images of Leo Messi, with his head down, went around the world. The PSG star has not been spared and the world's press has mocked the Argentine. In Italy, La Gazzetta Dello Sport spoke of the "fall of King Messi". La Pulga also found himself on the cover of the Spanish media, such as Mundo Deportivo, which compared this failure to a "whiplash". Sport described it as a "historic accident", with Messi still struggling to believe it. Argentina will have to get their act together quickly or face a bigger disappointment.
Last night, Lucas Hernandez said goodbye to the World Cup. The versatile defender suffered a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. It is very bad news for the French team and for Bayern Munich, who have already lost Sadio Mané to injury and are now worried about Leroy Sané.
The outcome of the romance was known, it remained to be seen when the announcement of the separation would come. In a statement, Manchester United revealed that they had reached an agreement with Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the club with "immediate effect". In a statement, Manchester United revealed that they had reached an agreement with Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the club with "immediate effect", having returned to the club that won him his first Ballon d'Or. After 17 years of reigning at Old Trafford, the Glazer family, led by Avram and Joel Glazer, has said it is willing to listen to outside offers to sell Manchester United. United fans have been pushing for a sale for several years now, as the club's collective performance on the pitch has steadily declined. A revolution is brewing at Old Trafford.