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One Final Ride — Messi And Ronaldo’s World Cup Stats Heading Into Their Last Tournament

Two of soccer’s greatest stars are heading into what will likely be their final World Cups. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi look set to have one last dance at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. This winter’s tournament will be both of their fifth World Cups, so what are the Messi vs Ronaldo World Cup stats?

Messi vs Ronaldo World Cup Stats

Appearances

Messi: 19

Ronaldo: 17

Football For The People: Five U.S. Cities That Deserve To Host 2026 World Cup Matches

For the first time since 1994, the World Cup is back in North America. Sixteen cities — 11 in the United States, three in Mexico and two in Canada — will be holding matches during the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The host sites for 2026 World Cup games will be finalized in the first half of 2022, and, to no one's surprise, the games being contested in the United States will be played at rather large football stadiums.

The Players With The Most Career Goals In Soccer History

This list for the players with the most career goals in the history of soccer stretches from players who played in the early 1900s to the present day. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi score at an unprecedented rate in today’s game, but there are those from history whose rate of scoring was even more impressive.

The Guinness World Record for the most goals scored in a specified period is 1,281 by the Brazilian great Pele, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

Who's Going To Win The World Cup? The Latest Odds Show The Favorites And Dark Horses

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar begins on Monday, Nov. 21, with the curtain-raiser at Al Bayt Stadium between the host nation and a fortunate Ecuador. Why is Ecuador so lucky? Because, as the latest World Cup odds 2022 show, Qatar is by far and away the worst seeded team in the eight groups.

USA Fans Have Some Of The Worst Soccer Chants And Need Some New Ones For The World Cup

Some of the worst USA soccer chants are used far too often.

When the United States was paired with England in the 2022 World Cup draw, I knew there were going to be problems. With the shared language and historic rivalry on and off the field, there was bound to be beef. Fights on the internet broke out almost immediately between the two fan bases, with England fans pointing out Americans’ chants. 

8 Ways To Applaud Your Own Fans After Losing 7-1

There comes a time when every footballer experiences defeat on a totally embarrassing level. Lionel Messi has lost 8-2; Cristiano Ronaldo has twice been defeated 5-0. Fortuna's wheel is always turning.

But the great wisdom imparted by this game is to "meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same." One must be gracious in victory and defeat, but this old cliché is always put to the test when you're on the receiving end of a thrashing.

Why Do We Take So Much Joy From Yelling ‘Shoot’ At Professional Athletes?

While everyone's been wasting their time arguing over the tactical masterplans of Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone in the build-up to Manchester City and Atlético in the Champions League, a better philosophical discourse has been raging in the bottom half of the Premier League table, where Brighton manager Graham Potter is urging supporters to stop yelling "shoot" at his players while Burnley boss Sean Dyche is playing the devil's advocate by instructing his men to "kick it in the net."

The Door To Qatar: Which Continent Has The Most Difficult World Cup Qualifying Process?

"Absurd" was the word Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci used to describe the UEFA World Cup qualifying process after his team fell to North Macedonia in a single-leg playoff last week. 

"You have to play a single game in which anything can happen as we have seen," the veteran center back said. "There are teams that qualified after losing four or five games; we are at home after losing only one in the 92nd minute. It is truly madness."

The18's Champions League Quarterfinal Predictions

Hello and welcome to the business end of the campaign — it's time for our UEFA Champions League quarterfinal predictions 2022. 

According to the latest odds, Real Madrid vs. Chelsea is up in the air, but Liverpool is a massive favorite to eliminate Benfica, Bayern Munich should have no trouble with Villarreal and even Atlético is facing mission impossible against Manchester City.

International All-Stars: The Ultimate Better For Country Than For Club XI

Over the weekend I found myself watching a meaningless friendly between England and Switzerland, two countries that already qualified for the 2022 World Cup.

I considered turning the game off, but I found myself mesmerized by Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri, who continuously danced around English defenders, played inch-perfect passes and was in general an attacking menace. One of those delightful balls even assisted Switzerland's only goal.

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