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Quote Hanger: 'Messi is the best in the world, regardless of what happens'

Last updated on: June 16, 2014 13:31 IST

Quote Hanger: 'Messi is the best in the world, regardless of what happens'

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"I think Messi is the best player in world, regardless of what happens in this World Cup, and he's among the best ever players in the history of football, regardless of what happens at this World Cup too."

Argentina's coach Alejandro Sabella said after Lionel Messi's inspired performance saw Argentina scrape past Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday.

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Image: Lionel Messi of Argentina acknowledges the fans after defeating Bosnia Herzegovina 2-1 on Sunday
Photographs: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

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'When you play Argentina you have to play well and have luck'

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"When you play Argentina you have to play well and also have a great deal of luck. It was only because of the psychological pressure that we looked as if we had run out of steam a little bit in the closing stages."

Bosnia coach Safet Susic says that his team suffered from stage fright which resulted in their loss to Argentina on Sunday.

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Image: Head coach Safet Susic of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Photographs: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
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'I don't know if it is good to have goal line technology'

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"I don't know if it is good to have goal line technology because football is like that, sometimes you don't know whether the ball was in or not but the essential thing is that it counted and we won."

France's Karim Benzema gets honest about use of technology in the game.

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Image: Karim Benzema of France celebrates scoring the first goal with Patrice Evra, Mathieu Valbuena against Honduras
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