Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Super Eagles star states World Cup plan before Argentina

Super Eagles star states World Cup plan before Argentina

Fanatics of radical terrorist group, ISIS, have threatened to behead Barcelona star Lionel Messi and Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo in sickening new posters warning of attacks at the World Cup. The mock images were released on messaging channel Telegram and show masked men behind the two superstars in a packed stadium, slicing at their necks with blades.

When translated into English, the poster reads, "Your blood will fill the ground".

Another post shows a militant carrying an explosive device-like object into a stadium with the message reading "victory will be ours". They also released a second photo that shows an ISIS fighter holding what appears to be a grenade inside a stadium, with the caption, "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018".

It is the latest in a series of online threats made against this summer's showpiece football tournament and Barcelona star Messi has been the target of similar warnings over the previous year.

The eight Latin American squads who qualified for the 2018 World Cup will put some of football's biggest stars on the field when the tournament gets underway next month in Russian Federation.

ISIS Messi Ronaldo
Your blood will fill the ground: ISIS threatens Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of FIFA World Cup

Thousands of England fans are expected to base themselves in St Petersburg for the month-long finals, which start on June 14.

The attack was thought to be in retaliation to Russia's airstrikes in Syria that are coming close to finally ending their presence in the region.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are fierce competitors on the field, but it's now time for them to watch each other's back.

ISIS had previously threatened Messi when they released a doctored photograph of Argentina forward behind bars, crying blood along with a caption: "You are fighting a state that does not have failure in its dictionary".

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