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June, 2018

  • 21 June

    Messi Better Than Maradona – Ramos

    Spain captain, Sergio Ramos has responded to a putdown from Argentina great Diego Maradona by making an unlikely declaration of admiration for Lionel Messi. Messi is his usual enemy as the talisman of Real Madrid’s arch-rivals Barcelona. Maradona, his country’s 1986 World Cup-winning captain, remarked this week that “Ramos is …

  • 18 June

    2018 World Cup: Israeli Minister Mocks Messi, Argentina

    Israeli Defense Minister, Avigdor Liberman has thrown jibes at Lionel Messi and the Argentine National team, over their 1-1 outcome against Iceland at the 2018 World Cup. Liberman insinuated that the Argentine team drew the match because they boycotted a scheduled friendly game with Israel in Jerusalem earlier this month. …

  • 17 June

    2018 World Cup: I Let My Teammates Down – Messi

    Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has admitted he let his teammates down by missing a decisive penalty in their 1-1 Group D match against Iceland on Saturday. Argentina were awarded a spot-kick after Alfred Finnbogason cancelled out Sergio Aguero’s opener. Messi stepped up to take it, but his effort was parried …

  • 15 June

    FIFA Probes Palestinan FA Chief Over Messi Comment 

    World football governing body, FIFA, on Thursday said it has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Palestinian Football Association boss, Jibril Rajoub, over his comment against Lionel Messi. Rajoub had urged fans to burn pictures, shirt of Argentina captain, Messi, if he played against Israel in Jerusalem in a friendly earlier …

  • 6 June

    Argentina-Israel Friendly Cancelled After Palestinian Official Threatened Messi

    Argentina’s upcoming friendly with Israel in Jerusalem has been cancelled, the Israeli embassy confirmed on Tuesday, citing unspecified threats against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. The World Cup warm-up match had been scheduled to take place on Saturday. But its status had been placed in doubt earlier, following protests by Palestinian …

May, 2018

  • 31 May

    Messi Overtakes Ronaldo On All-time Scorers’ Chat

    Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has overtaken a Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario among the top goalscorers in South American history. The Argentine netted a hat-trick in his side’s 4-0 friendly win over Haiti on Wednesday morning, taking his overall tally for the Albiceleste to 64 goals. In doing so, he bettered the …

  • 1 May

    Messi Overtakes Salah In Race For European Golden Shoe

    Lionel Messi’s hat-trick in Barcelona’s win at Deportivo on Sunday saw him overtake Mo Salah in the race for the European Golden Shoe, Skysports reports. Messi’s 41st club hat-trick helped Barcelona confirm their La Liga title triumph with four games remaining, reaching 550 goals for Barcelona in 634 appearances. That puts the …

April, 2018

  • 24 April

    Messi Overtakes Ronaldo As World’s Best Paid Player

    Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has overtaken fierce rival Cristiano Ronaldo to become the best paid player in the world. The Argentine will earn £11o million in the 2017-18 seasons, inclusive of bonuses, gross wage and sponsorship deals. Messi will earn £28 million more than Ronaldo after signing a £500,000-a-week deal with …

  • 10 April

    Messi Appointed UN Ambassador

    The UN World Tourism Organisation has appointed FC Barcelona’s Argentine star Lionel Messi as an ambassador to promote responsible tourism. “During my travels I have had the opportunity to know other cultures and societies as well as other ways to see the world and this is very enriching,” Messi said …

March, 2018

  • 29 March

    Argentina Depend Too Much On Messi – Pasculli

    Pablo Pasculli, an ’86 World Cup winner with Argentina, has said that the country’s current team depend too much on Lionel Messi. The Albiceleste would have missed out of the 2018 World Cup, save for Messi’s magical brilliance, in which he scored a hatrick against Ecuador in the Copa America …

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