FIFA World Cup: Argentina's Blue-Eyed Boy Lionel Messi's Big Moment

A four-time Ballon d'Or-winner and three-time European champion with Barcelona, Lionel Messi's devastating ability cannot be questioned, but without success with Argentina, there will always be an asterisk against his achievements.

updated: June 14, 2014 13:37 IST
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Lionel Messi during practice

Lionel Messi during practice © AFP

Lionel Messi will be attempting to cement his legacy as an all-time great when Argentina tackle Bosnia-Hercegovina in their World Cup Group F opener in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Trophies, plaudits and individual honours have rained down upon the record-shredding 26-year-old Barcelona sensation over the past few years, but a signature showing at a major international tournament still eludes him.

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