"Don't cry for me," read the headline in the Mexican sports daily Estadio, with a photo of distraught Argentine star Lionel Messi on the ground. The Republic went with "Under shock" and the Corriere della Sera with "Nightmare Argentina."
But until Argentina wins a World Cup, Messi won't be able to silence the naysayers, who wonder why he performs better with his club team than with the Argentine national team.
And now EA Sports will bring those doubts to the video game arena with the newest edition of the FIFA video game.
While the virtual Messi has a near-perfect ability score of 98 when playing for his club team Barcelona, he'll only have a score of 76 on the Argentine team, reports El Comercio.
"It's a way of trying to make the game more real" said an official from EA Sports, according to El Comercio.
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