2018 World Cup: Zlatan Ibrahimovic gives only reason Messi, Ronaldo may not perform well

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Former Sweden international, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has provided the only reason Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi may not do well in the World Cup in Russia.

 <p>The former Manchester United forward believes tiredness could be the biggest factor in terms of whether or not football fans see the best of both stars.</p> <p>Messi has been eluded time and time again at the World Cup and is yet to get his hands on the trophy.</p>     <p>Ronaldo on the other hand, enjoyed a magnificent season at Real Madrid, hitting 44 goals in all competitions and helping Los Blancos get their hands on the Champions League after a 3-1 win over Liverpool in the final.</p> <p>“Remember it’s not an individual game we are playing, but a team game,” Ibrahimovic told FIFA.com</p> <p>“I think Neymar, after being injured and coming back, will have a lot of hunger to play and will lift his team and they will push for him.</p>     <p>“I think with Messi, the picture is normal: he is the best and the team follows him.</p> <p>“Ronaldo, the same thing. Let’s see what happens. It’s a long season.</p> <p>“Players have been playing for 10 or 11 months and now this is the final stage.</p> <p>“Let’s see who is physically and mentally 100 per cent. Those things are very decisive.</p> <p>“It doesn’t matter how skilful you are if you are not 100 per cent healthy.”</p> <p><strong>DON&#039;T MISS:</strong> <strong>Get Latest Hot News - Download DailyPost Android app</strong></p> <p>Ronaldo and Portugal kick off their World Cup campaign in Group B against Spain on Friday (7pm UK time), while Argentina take on Iceland in Group D on Saturday (2pm UK time).</p>       <br />
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