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#WorldCup: We’re not afraid of Messi – Australia confident ahead of last-16 clash

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world cup were not afraid of messi australia confident ahead of last 16 clash

Australia players have insisted they are not afraid of Lionel Messi as they prepare for their last-16 clash in the 2022 World Cup.

They, however, admitted their admiration for the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.

Australia qualified thanks to a 1-0 win over Denmark.
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The Socceroos will now take on Messi and co on Saturday evening for a place in the quarter-final.

“I always loved Messi and I think he is the greatest to ever play the game.

“[But] it’s not an honor to play against him because he’s just a human, as we all are.

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“It’s an honor to be in the round of 16 of a World Cup. Whether we played Argentina or we’d have played against Poland, it still would have been an honor to represent Australia in the round of 16 of a World Cup,” defender Milos Degenek said.

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