World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi blow football world away in stunning picture together

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Football fans have been blown away by the latest picture released of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi together which oozes class.

The two long-term rivals have become icons of the game throughout their glittering careers – and have now teamed up to help produce an image for the ages. Both players are involved in the latest advertising campaign for fashion brand Louis Vuitton and were photographed sitting opposite each other at a chess board.

“No strangers to coming up against one another”, the two legends look engrossed in their game as they pit their wits on a board fashioned from a Louis Vuitton branded suitcase.

Sporting a grey round-neck jumper with sleeves rolled up to bear his tattoos, seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi is holding one hand on his chin as he ponders his next move.

Meanwhile, five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo, in a navy turtleneck jumper, watches on intently as he considers how he might counteract the Argentine. Both players shared the image on their social media accounts, along with the caption: “Victory is a State of Mind. A long tradition of crafting trunks.”

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