Ronaldo speaks out about Lionel Messi winning the World Cup

Lionel Messi of Argentina kisses The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Winner's Trophy after the team's victory during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar.
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Ronaldo has taken to Instagram to congratulate Lionel Messi and put aside all national rivalries.

El Fenomeno has plenty in common with Messi, having finished as a runner-up with the Golden Ball before actually winning the World Cup. Despite the historic rivalry between Brazil and Argentina, however, R9 took to social media to say that he saw plenty of his countrymen rooting the Albiceleste.

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.