From the group stage to the final, find out who ESPN FC's Craig Burley has lifting the World Cup trophy in Russia. From the group stage to the final, find out who ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop has lifting the World Cup trophy in Russia. The group with Messi, the thunder clap and a couple Skeletor lookalikes. The Exploding Heads break down Group D with the help of an Olympic medalist. The guys get into a lively debate while responding to your tweets about Messi and LeBron, Zinedine Zidane and a lack of love for Belgium. Captain Lionel Messi has dismissed talks about Argentina being the favourites to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Facing an escalating backlash, Mastercard scrapped a charity initiative to donate 10,000 meals to hungry children for every goal scored by Argentina forward Lionel Messi and Brazil counterpart Neymar.
The campaign was criticized online as a stunt ahead of the World Cup, where rival credit card giant Visa is the official FIFA sponsor.
Even Brazil coach Tite, whose team is sponsored by Mastercard, expressed frustration with the campaign that only rewarded the United Nations World Food Programme if…