Sports Desk: After Argentina, Brazil also entered the quarter-finals yesterday. However, they will play against completely different opponents in the last eight. However, if they win their respective games in the quarter-finals, Qatar will have a blast in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Because then two eternal rivals Brazil-Argentina will face each other in the fight to go to the final. What a thrill to think!
Before that, Brazilian defender Dani Alves is showering praises on Lionel Messi. They were teammates for a long time in club football. So Alves knows very well how terrible Messi is. According to him, Argentina is now only Messi.
Messi scored three goals in this season. You are in great form. Alves said about the Argentinian captain, 'Argentina means Messi now. Everything goes through him, through his feet. I think he's in great shape. He is a player to watch out for in this tournament without a doubt. He is already in the limelight because of his name. '
Brazil will fight against Croatia in the quarter-finals on December 9. So Alves wants to think about Croatia, not Argentina, 'We are not here to pick opponents. Whoever falls in front of us, we will play on the field with everything. Can't think about the semi-finals because we're in the quarter-finals. '
Alves also said, 'We have to focus on this match out of respect for the opponent. Croatia has a lot of quality players and they deserve our 110 percent attention. '