After Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo exited the World Cup on the same day, we look at the top 10 players never to win the biggest international prize.
Messi’s Argentina were beaten 4-3 by France in the last 16 in Kazan, and having prematurely retired from international football in 2016, this is likely to be the 31-year-old’s last World Cup appearance.
The closest he came to lifting the World Cup came in 2014, an extra-time defeat by Germany in Brazil, but Messi is in good company.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s Portugal were beaten 2-1 by Uruguay in a pulsating clash in Sochi, and he’ll be 37 by the time Qatar 2022 comes along.
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