2022-11-25 14:06:00

Take a picture with Messi! - What Saudi Arabia boss Renard said in rousing half-time team talk that inspired win over...

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By Chris Burton
  • Albiceleste stunned in World Cup opener
  • French coach masterminded their downfall
  • All-time great contained after scoring penalty

WHAT HAPPENED? One of the biggest shocks the World Cup finals has ever seen played out in Qatar as an Albiceleste side captained by seven-time Ballon dOr winner Messi slipped to a 2-1 defeat against plucky Saudi opposition. It has now been revealed what Renard said to his players when trailing 1-0 at the interval, with the legendary French coach suggesting that too much respect was being shown to the all-time great, who had little impact on proceedings once any supposed thoughts of taking selfies were put to one side.

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