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Soccer star's career path parallels LeBron's Published: July 8, 2014

Some World Cups are identified in history not by location, controversy or legacy but by the name of a single individual whose indelible mark defined soccer's greatest event, according to Yahoo Sports.

It happened in 1958 when a teenage Pele announced himself to the world and again in 1986 as Diego Maradona carried Argentina on his shoulders. It occurred two more times, in 1998 with Zinedine Zidane willing France to victory and in 2002 with Ronaldo (the Brazilian one) taking a ludicrous haircut and a relaxed attitude all the way to glory.

If it is to happen here again in Brazil 2014, one man is left with the chance to do it, one player with the world at the tips of his twinkling feet. The man is Lionel Messi. And this World Cup is his for the taking, Yahoo Sports reports.

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