After a stunning performance by France led to the departure of Lionel Messi and Argentina from FIFA World Cup 2018, football fans pinned their hope on Cristiano Ronaldo to show some magic. However, thanks to Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani’s brilliant brace, the 2016 Euro Champions were sent home packing.
The first day of knockout matches saw fan favourites Messi and Ronaldo crash out. While fans couldn’t believe that both were out of the tournament, others couldn’t help but poke fun as they said their goodbyes or rather ‘Goat’byes.
With punny memes and hilarious GIFs, people on the social media tried to cope up with the shock of top teams leaving the tournament so early. And as Messi and Ronaldo memes are breaking the Internet, some are even wondering when will Brazil’s Neymar join them.
Don’t worry, Mere Messi & Ronaldo aayege.😂 pic.twitter.com/VK9f3HAICN
— Shashvat Pandey (@ShashvatTweets) July 1, 2018
Russia ✈to Portugal = 7 318KM
Russia ✈ to Argentina = 17 354KM
— Moses (@Moses_Buju_M) July 1, 2018
Latest pictures of Messi and Ronaldo coming up, boarding train back home pic.twitter.com/U5KdHW0va6
— nakul (@_Northernerd) July 1, 2018
— Dr. Gill (@ikpsgill1) June 30, 2018
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) June 30, 2018
Messi, Ronaldo and World Cup.. pic.twitter.com/h8l79f3ULe
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) June 30, 2018
— IMatterToo #Scorpion (@iiitsJustAndy) June 30, 2018
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) June 30, 2018
Messi and Ronaldo at the airport today. pic.twitter.com/u5tsvqqjbP
— So Mexican🇲🇽 (@SOMEXlCAN) July 1, 2018
— Tu Fast Mai Furious (@ShikariShambuu) July 1, 2018
Ronaldo: Yo what time are you going to the airport?
Messi: I got the 11:40 flight hbu?
Ronaldo: Bet me too pic.twitter.com/uCLadIz5xL
— Alejandro Ferman (@Alex_livin_life) July 1, 2018
— KIZ (@kizbrizzy) June 30, 2018
— DaT AkWa IbOm Gee👊🇳🇬 (@ClintonViceB) June 30, 2018
— Black Or White (@Yink1234) June 30, 2018
— Gautam Trivedi (@KaptanHindustan) June 30, 2018
— Femi Factor (@femifactor) June 30, 2018
Adios 🐐 🐐 pic.twitter.com/XHTiitYIuB
— ESWCN (@SemperFiUtd) June 30, 2018
This could be the last time the world’s top two footballers have played at a World Cup.
While Brazil will take on Mexico in the Round of 16 on Monday in an epic battle, Uruguay will face France in the quarter-finals on July 6, 2018.
Do you think Brazil will join Argentina and Portugal?