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Muted not magical, Messi misses again

Lionel Messi walked up the steps at the Maracana. It was at the end of 120 minutes of Sunday's gripping World Cup final and the Argentine was collecting a revered golden trophy, one befitting his status as the greatest player of his generation.

Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta and Neymar among nominees for FIFA player award

2017-08-18 11:06

FIFA Legends have shortlisted 24 players for The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 award on Thursday.

Ronaldo-less Real drubs Depor while Messi triggers Barca blitz

2017-04-28 07:07

BARCELONA, Spain - Real Madrid again made light of the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo as it crushed Deportivo la Coruna 6-2 to maintain the upper hand in the La Liga title race on Wednesday.

Messi given four-match FIFA ban

2017-03-29 11:01

Lionel Messi has been handed a four-match international ban for insulting a linesman during Argentina's 1-0 victory over Chile in Buenos Aires.

Messi arrives in Egypt for anti-Hepatitis campaign

2017-02-22 11:00

Argentine footballer Lionel Messi arrived in Cairo on Tuesday to promote a new treatment for Hepatitis C virus, according to a source at Cairo International Airport.

Messi meets Afghan boy famed for plastic bag shirt

2016-12-14 09:16

A six-year-old Afghan boy, who shot to Internet fame this year by sporting a Lionel Messi shirt made out of a plastic bag, fulfilled his dreams on Tuesday by meeting the Argentine soccer great.

Messi, Ronaldo resume rivalry for Ballon d'Or

2016-10-25 11:04

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi resume their rivalry of heading the world's top footballers as France Football magazine Monday announced the longlist of 30 players for 2016 Ballon d'Or.

Barca make changes but sweep past Leganes

2016-09-18 09:16

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique pulled the tactical strings and was rewarded with a convincing win as his side claimed all three points in what could have been a potentially tricky game at home to newly promoted Leganes with a 5-1 win.

Messi hat-trick as Barca crush Celtic in Champions League debut

2016-09-14 09:24

Leo Messi scored a hat-trick as FC Barcelona kicked off their Champions League campaign with a crushing 7-0 win at home to Scottish champions, Celtic.

Neymar: 'Football without Messi isn't right'

2016-07-14 11:10

Neymar has added his voice to a growing chorus calling for Lionel Messi to rethink his decision to quit the Argentina national team.

Messi gets 21 months jail for tax fraud, unlikely to serve time

2016-07-07 09:14

Lionel Messi was sentenced to 21 months in prison and fined 2 million euros ($2.2 million) after being found guilty of three counts of tax fraud, although it is unlikely he will serve time in jail.

Barcelona's Messi gets 21 months for tax fraud

2016-07-06 19:06

Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after a court in Barcelona found him guilty of three counts of tax fraud.

Has Lionel Messi turned his back on Argentina for good?

2016-06-28 11:31

As Lionel Messi collapsed to his knees and planted his forehead into the MetLife stadium turf, it was hard not to feel some compassion for the Argentinian forward.

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