Messi has, once again, proved Argentina's inspiration in Qatar and the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner is aiming to cap his glittering career by guiding his side to success in next week's final. The last time they met was in a semi-final eight years ago when an Argentina side captained by Messi won through on penalties.
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DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Brazil forward Vinícius Júnior praised Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti for his success at the World Cup. Vinícius Júnior arrived in Qatar without knowing if he was going to get a chance to start for Brazil, but heading into Friday’s quarterfinal match against Croatia, no one questions his spot in the lineup or his importance for the team. He said Ancelotti was one of the people who gave him guidance ahead of soccer’s biggest tournament. “I talked with Ancelotti and he gave m