FIFA World Cup 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi’s exit sends Twitter into overdrive

The first round of FIFA World Cup 2018 knockout matches saw both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi eliminated from the tournament, reviving arguments, jokes and debates on social media.

The knockout round of the FIFA World Cup has only just begun but the tournament has already lost it’s biggest stars as both Lionel Messi’s Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal were eliminated from the tournament on Saturday.

Argentina suffered a 4-3 loss at the hands of France in the first round of 16 games of the tournament while Portugal was dealt the knockout blow by Uruguay.

The defeats also saw Ronaldo and Messi – widely considered among the greatest to have ever played the game – continued their embarrassing run of never having scored in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Naturally, the fact that both Messi and Ronaldo had been eliminated from the tournament was something that was highly debated as well as made fun of on Twitter.

Check out some reactions below.