Lionel Messi is often cited as the best soccer player in the world, but the sport’s greatest prize has long eluded him. After he came heartbreakingly close in 2014, will 2018 be the year Leo finally wins a World Cup? The Ringer FC crew (Chris Ryan, Ryan O’Hanlon, Donnie Kwak, and Micah Peters) examines Messi’s career and what victory in Russia this summer would mean for his legacy.
Is the Best Soccer Player in the World a Loser?
The ‘Ringer FC’ crew breaks down what a 2018 World Cup title could mean for Messi
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Brian also touches on the Sox and spring training!
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Petesy, Chuck, and TST gather to break down all the action from UFC Mexico City and the first PFL vs. Bellator event in Saudi Arabia
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