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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 October 2018

Extra Time podcast: Messi finally comes through as World Cup knockout stages take shape

In this episode, we discuss the group stages of the World Cup, which saw plenty of great goals and surprises 

 Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after his side's World Cup match against Nigeria. Henry Romero / Reuters
 Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after his side's World Cup match against Nigeria. Henry Romero / Reuters

There is no shortage of talking points as the group stages of the 2018 World Cup wrap up.

Lionel Messi finally scored as Argentina managed to sneak through. Cristiano Ronaldo has had a goal-filled tournament for Portugal. Controversy and upsets have kept things interesting. And some elite sides such as Brazil and France have looked sluggish while managing to stay alive.

We discuss these topics, plus the use of VAR and its impact on the field, the tournament's highs and lows thus far and we look ahead to the group stages.

Listen below, and subscribe to Extra Time for free on Apple Podcasts.

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