TIME World Cup

Messi in Motion: All Eyes on Argentina’s Star Striker

The World Cup semifinal match, which pits Argentina against the Netherlands, promises to be a nail-biter. But as the two teams battle it out, there's one player who's bound to steal the show. Lionel Messi, widely considered the best player in the world, is Argentina's trump card. Captain of his team, and with a string of record-breaking wins, the formidable striker appears unstoppable. Whether the Netherlands will beat the man who Diego Maradona called his successor remains to be seen

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