This is taking football rivalry to an entirely new level!
A Russian couple have broken up after an epic argument over who’s the best player in the world — Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
The couple, Arsen and Lyudmila, are both supporters of the Argentine and Portuguese legends respectively.
After Nigeria lost to Argentina, Lyudmila teased her husband that Ronaldo is still a better player than Messi and it started the argument which eventually ended with their breakup.
Arsen said they have been arguing on and off about those two players for years and he couldn’t take it anymore.
“Since the beginning of the World Cup, she mocked Messi and said he couldn’t even score a penalty against Iceland. I could not contain myself and told her what I thought about the vain Ronaldo, the Portuguese national team and all the clubs she likes.
“Then I took my belongings and left her forever.” he said.
According to the Mirror, the couple had met and fallen in love during the 2002 world cup.