It is no secret that Argentina's dreams of a third World Cup triumph lie largely on the shoulders of Lionel Messi but another man bearing the same first name is also integral to the hopes of the Albiceleste.
India skipper Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the third ODI following an injury to his left-hand thumb and will fly back to the country, India coach Rahul Dravid said at the press conference after the second ODI against Bangladesh.
Messi's magic helps Argentina rise from the ashes, Morocco puts down Belgium, defending champions France brush aside the champion’s curse, and the Spain-Germany encounter delivers an end-to-end thriller; All in all the group-stage of the World Cup has satiated the thirsts of all football fans. To discuss all the latest updates of the World Cup, The Daily Star brings you its special segment, Qatar Chronicles.
Belgium captain Eden Hazard announced his retirement from international soccer aged 31 on Wednesday after his team's group-stage exit at the World Cup.
World champion American hurdler Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone and Swedish pole vaulter Mondo Duplantis won the World Athlete of the year awards on Monday.