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PST EXTRA: Messi, Ronaldo, USMNT face World Cup destiny

There are very real scenarios that see the United States, Portugal, and Argentina needing playoff wins to advance to the 2018 World Cup in Russia?

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A World Cup without Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo would be rued across the globe, while no USMNT in Russia would be criminal to the growth of soccer here.

Joe Prince-Wright used this PST Extra to lay out what each of those teams need to qualify for Russia, and says forget math: the Yanks need to win both of their qualifiers and seal their fate for this summer.

Agree with Joe? Think he’s full of bologna? Weigh in below.

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