Messi and Suárez among stars aiming for World Cup dreams

As we close in on less than three months until the World Cup, more players are pushing for crucial spots on their country’s squads.

Here are five players who have made a significant push:

• Lionel Messi (Argentina): He performed brilliantly on the biggest stage, bagging a hat-\ trick and an assist in El Clasico, a 4-3 away win. With his hat trick, he became the all-time leading goal scorer in Clasico history with 21 goals.

Messi led Argentina during qualifying with 28 chances created, despite not playing in two qualifiers. Read more ›