"--IANS/EFE"
Belo Horizonte, June 22 (IANs/EFE) The Argentina national team gushed over the brilliance of Lionel Messi after scoring the winner against Iran in the third round match of Group F in the 2014 FIFA World Cup seconds before the final whistle.

The stunning goal from Messi here Sunday confirmed Argentina's passage to the second round with still a match in hand, reports EFE.

Messi was the best in the world. It was one of the best performances we have seen from him, midfielder Fernando Gago said after the match, according to news reports.

Gago along with his colleague Pablo Zabaleta agreed that they need to fix many things to improve the players' performance, promising to play better against Nigeria in the match that is scheduled on June 25.

Striker Gonzalo Higuain also hailed Messi's playing style, while Javier Mascherano could not contain his happiness for playing his 100th game with Argentina.

--IANS/EFE

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