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March 21, 2018 2:58 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi joined his Argentina side for training on Tuesday (March 20) ahead of Friday’s friendly against Italy in Manchester. The Barcelona talisman flew into Manchester Airport on Tuesday afternoon before joining up with his team-mates at Manchester City’s Etihad Campus training faci...
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January 12, 2018 4:00 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi scored twice in the opening 15 minutes as Barcelona thrashed Celta Vigo to reach the Copa del Rey quarter-finals. A weakened Barca side drew the first leg 1-1 last week. But they named a stronger line-up for the home game, and Messi swept in twice from Jordi Alba crosses. The Argentine t...
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October 18, 2017 3:43 am gmt |
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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Tuesday (October 17) that the three points at stake against Olympiakos are key for the Catalan side when the Greek side visits the Nou Camp on Wednesday (October 18) for the Champions League. Valverde was seen as an unglamorous choice as Barcelona coach in pla...
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June 25, 2017 5:57 am gmt |
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Security is at the top of everyone’s minds in Rosario, Argentina these days. On June 30th, football superstar Lionel Messi will be married there to Antonella Roccuzzo at a lavish celebration bringing together some of the world’s best-paid football players, just up the street from one of t...
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November 25, 2016 5:23 am gmt |
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Barcelona star player Lionel Messi showed his humility once again on Thursday (November 24) as he played down his individual importance to the Catalan giants. Barca drew a blank against Malaga last Saturday (November 19) without top scorers Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, and also without vital midfiel...
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October 20, 2016 5:38 am gmt |
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Pep Guardiola has admitted Manchester City would be in the queue to sign Lionel Messi if the Barcelona forward decides to ‘go and play somewhere else’ before the end of his career. Former Barcelona coach Guardiola faces the Spanish champions on Wednesday evening for only the second time since ending ...
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July 6, 2016 12:03 pm gmt |
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Barcelona football star Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after a Spanish court found him guilty of three counts of tax fraud. A court statement on Wednesday said the sentence could be appealed through the Spanish supreme court. Judges also sentenced the Argentine forward’s...
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June 27, 2016 8:44 am gmt |
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Argentina skipper Lionel Messi has announced his retirement from international football following Argentina’s loss to Chile in Copa America final . Messi said, “This is a difficult moment to make analysis. I thought about it in the locker room and think national team career is over for me. This is no...
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June 27, 2016 5:19 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi still awaits his first title with Argentina’s national team. Holders Chile stunned Argentina to win the Copa America Centenario in a penalty shoot-out here Sunday as Lionel Messi’s title curse struck again. Messi blazed a penalty over the bar in the shoot-out before Lucas Big...
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June 19, 2016 5:02 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi became his country’s equal all-time leading goalscorer as Argentina romped to a 4-1 win over Venezuela in a Copa America quarter-final in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Saturday (June 18). A Messi goal in the 60th minute took his career tally for Argentina to 54 goals, matching the r...
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June 2, 2016 8:17 am gmt |
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Argentinean soccer star Lionel Messi is to appear in court in Barcelona on Thursday (June 2) on charges of tax evasion. Injury prevented soccer’s five-times World Player of the Year from attending the trial opening on Tuesday (May 31). Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, are accused by t...
In World
February 26, 2016 1:37 pm gmt |
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Murtaza Ahmadi, who gained Internet fame for his soccer jersey made from a plastic bag, received two signed jerseys and a signed football from his hero, Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Five year-old Murtaza, from a poor family in the Jaghori district in the central province of Ghazni, became an unlikely...
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February 24, 2016 5:28 am gmt |
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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said he was delighted with the way his team played from start to the finish of their Champions League victory over Arsenal on Tuesday (Feb 23) which extended their club record unbeaten run to 33 games. The European champions won the Round of 16 first leg 2-0 with two seco...
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February 3, 2016 5:50 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi will not chase a second Olympic football gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in August, Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said on Monday. Martino added he did not want the Barcelona forward, who will captain Argentina at the Centennial Copa America in the United States in June, to suffe...
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January 12, 2016 5:54 am gmt |
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Cristiano Ronaldo admitted on Monday (January 11) that Lionel Messi’s left foot is better than his own as they go head to head in the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or. Ronaldo and Messi, along with Neymar, attended a news conference ahead of Monday’s award ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland. When...
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January 12, 2016 4:07 am gmt |
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Lionel Messi deposed eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo to take back his crown as the undisputed king of world football by lifting a record fifth Ballon d’Or on Monday. Much has changed since, just 12 months ago, a disgruntled Messi, fresh from losing a World Cup final and disillusioned with coach...
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December 29, 2015 8:57 am gmt |
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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was named the best player of the year at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Sunday (December 27). The 28-year-old Argentine international, who is a four-times world player of the year and has been shortlisted for the 2015 Ballon d’Or, helped to inspire his team t...
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December 1, 2015 6:04 am gmt |
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar make up the three-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or – the award given to the world footballer of the year. It is the eighth consecutive year that Real Madrid’s Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Messi have been on the shortlist. Mark Sampson is ...
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November 2, 2015 11:00 am gmt |
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Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo said he believed he was a better player than FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in an interview published in Spanish sports paper, Marca on Sunday. Ronaldo was giving one of his first interviews since vetoing the press after his controversial 30th birthday party i...