According to a report in newspaper ‘Argumento I Fakti’, the football-mad couple – named only as Arsen and Lyudmila – fell out when Arsen celebrated Argentina’s victory over Nigeria.
Then after his wife continued to insist that Portuguese star Ronaldo was a superior talent to Messi, he decided to pack up his things and leave.
The next morning, Arsen decided that the marriage was over and he filed for divorce at the courts of the city of Chelyabinsk in the Urals.
In an interview with the newspaper, Arsen revealed that he and his wife had fallen in love when they met in a bar whilst watching the 2002 World Cup. He said:
“Since the beginning of the World Cup, she mocked Messi and said he couldn’t even score a penalty against Iceland.
“I could not contain myself and told her what I thought about the vain Ronaldo, the Portuguese national team and all the clubs she likes.
“Then I took my belongings and left her forever.”