Three of the World’s most rated football stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. have all spoken about their expectations ahead of Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup draw in Moscow, Russia.
The Final Draw for the 21st FIFA World Cup will take place this Friday in Moscow. Former England forward Gary Lineker -an Adidas Golden Boot winner at Mexico 1986, will conduct the final draw with the support of Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya. Both stars will be assisted by eight giants of the game: France’s Laurent Blanc, England’s Gordon Banks, Brazil’s Cafu, Italy’s Fabio Cannavaro, Uruguay’s Diego Forlan, Argentina’s Diego Maradona, Spain’s Carles Puyol and Russia’s Nikita Simonyan.
As excitement grows in anticipation of the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia but not for Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar who were asked what the experience is like as a player with the draws a few days away.
Ronaldo in an interview on FIFA.com said: “I’m relaxed because, although some teams are stronger than others, all the groups will be balanced. I’m calm because I know that when the time comes, the team will be ready.
“Whoever we’re drawn against, we have to win, no matter what.” The Portugal skipper said with characteristic determination
Barcelona star Messi, whose hat-trick in their final qualifying fixture ensured Argentina had a place in one of the pots where teams will be drawn from on Friday said: “I’ll be following it, so long as we don’t have training or a match,” confirmed Lionel Messi, who also confessed that he was already imagining who Argentina’s potential opponents might be.
On his part, World’s most expensive player Neymar who was in relaxed mood when interviewed by FIFA, believes Brazil will be ready to take on anyone. The Brazilian also said Friday would not be just another day, and that he already had plans for the draw.