Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Lionel Messi entered the 2018 edition after winning the Golden Ball for Player of the Tournament in the 2014 edition, when Argentina lost to Germany in the final. But the last edition in Russia is one that Messi wouldn’t want to remember. With just one goal from 14 shots, including a missed penalty, Messi would really like to forget those stats and memories. Argentina received a huge blow in the arm when they won the Copa-America title last year and they would like to carry that confidence into this World Cup campaign, aiming to become the first Latin American team since Brazil in 2002 to win the Cup.