Argentinians pin hope on Lionel Messi

Many say star footballer will not be considered truly great until he leads his country to World Cup win.

    Many of Argentina's hopes and expectations in the World Cup rest on the shoulders of star player Lionel Messi.

    The multi-awarded footballer, who plays in the Spanish club FC Barcelona, grew up in the Argentinian river port city of Rosario.

    Some in his country said Messi would never be considered a true great until he leads his country to its third World Cup victory.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Rosario.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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