Advert

Latest

2 hours ago
Advert
2 hours ago
Advert

Most Popular

19 hours ago
Advert

Neymar's Promise To Lionel Messi Ahead Of Crucial World Cup Qualifiers

Neymar's Promise To Lionel Messi Ahead Of Crucial World Cup Qualifiers

Neymar and Lionel Messi are no longer teammates but the Argentine needs his former club colleague to do him a massive favour.

Argentina's World Cup appearance remains in huge doubt following their goalless draw against Peru, last Friday. The solitary point meant they dropped out of the qualifying spots, as they plummeted to sixth place.

Jorge Sampaoli's charges have endured a miserable campaign despite boasting a bunch of star players. And their participation in Russia next summer hinges on their game against Ecuador.

Advert

Messi cuts a dejected figure against Peru. Image: PA

A draw could see them clinch a play-off spot, while a victory would likely secure qualification. However, a victory may only muster up a fifth place finish which would result in a game against the Oceania representative.

But their efforts will be aided if Brazil can beat Chile. The five-time World Cup winners have already guaranteed a spot in Russia, though they still have an important role in who progresses along with them.

And ahead of the final round of South America qualifying games, Neymar has promised to help his friend, Messi.

Advert

Spanish outlet SPORT write: "That is why Neymar has recognized that he wants to win Chile not only 'to offer a good image before our fans,' but also to help his friend Leo Messi."

Messi and Neymar during their spell together at the Camp Nou. Images: PA

Advert

Neymar, who's produced heroics for Brazil scoring six goals en route to qualification, is determined to beat Chile so Argentina head to Russia with them.

We're hoping Brazil come be the support of La Albiceleste, because, let's face it, a World Cup without Messi wouldn't be the same.

The Brazil camp are in a relaxed mood ahead of the final round of qualifying games. Image: PA

Advert

The three matches which dictate who goes through are; Brazil vs. Chile, Peru vs. Colombia and Ecuador vs. Argentina.

Who's heading to Russia with Brazil? Not long to find out.

Topics: Messi, Neymar, Argentina, Brazil

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

Next Up

Jupp Heynckes Was Convinced To Return To Bayern In A Surprising Way

Jupp Heynckes Was Convinced To Return To Bayern In A Surprising Way

3 years ago