Yes, you can argue about a handful of soccer players who depending on the game and day can be christened, "The Greatest in the World".
But Lionel Messi of Argentina is proving it on the field.
Messi had 2 goals to lead Argentina to a 3-2 win over Nigeria Tuesday afternoon, propelling his team to a Group F win.
The Argentinians move on to the next round and Messi leads all players with 4 goals.
However, it must be added that the game was a 2-2 draw until Marcos Rojo scored midway through the 2nd period in what proved to be the game-winner.
And we should add the Nigerians will be moving on as well, courtesy of an Iran loss to Bosnia-Hersogovenia.
ESPN.com provides the highlights: