Tag: Messi

End Of An Era: Barcelona Says Messi Won't Stay With The Club

Barcelona said in a statement that a deal for a new contract had been reached but financial obstacles made it impossible for the player to remain with the club.

  • Friday, 06 August 2021
I have become less selfish now, admits Messi

Barcelona: Admitting that he has now become less selfish with age, star FC Barcelona forward said he has evolved into more of a team player. “Before, I used to try to steal the ball and make something happen on my own — or at least try to do something on my own,” Messi told America […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar final nominees for Best FIFA Men's Player

London: FIFA on Friday announced the final nominees for the Best FIFA Football Awards, including Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s star Lionel Messi and his former teammate Neymar for the Men’s Player honour. Real Madrid and Portugal all-time top scorer Ronaldo is the favourite to win the award’s second edition, as he helped his […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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Messi's four-match ban reduced to one by FIFA

Zurich: World football’s governing body FIFA on Friday lifted its four match international suspension of Barcelona star Lionel Messi after an appeal by the Argentine Football Association. Messi, who has already served one match of that suspension, was banned for insulting an assistant referee during Argentina’s World Cup qualifying match with Chile on March 23. […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
FIFA 2018: Youngsters ready to seize limelight after Messi, Ronaldo ouster

Moscow: As Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo exit FIFA World Cup 2018 after Argentina and Portugal’s defeats in their respective games yesterday, there is a new group of kids on the block ready to seize the limelight and form the next generation of global megastars. French teenager Kylian Mbappe announced himself in dramatic fashion on […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
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Stop criticising Messi: Argentinian soccer chief

Buenos Aires: Argentina Football Association (AFA) President, Luis Segura called for an end to the mistreatment of star playmaker Lionel Messi after Argentina were defeated in the 2015 Copa America final by hosts Chile. “I don’t understand people. One can have preferences, make comparisons but to mistreat Messi the way they did is an immense […]

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Ronaldo, Messi nominees for Best FIFA Men's Player honour

Paris: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are among 10 nominees announced by FIFA on Wednesday in the run for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award. Premier League side Liverpool, crowned in UEFA Champion League last season, saw Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk in the list, the Xinhua news agency reported. Other contenders […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Messi, Ronaldo nominated for UEFA Player of the Year Award

Madrid: Argentina forward Lionel Messi, Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo and Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk were nominated on Thursday for the UEFA Mens Player of the Year Award. The winner will be announced in Monaco on August 29 during the draw for the 2019-20 Champions League group stage, Efe news reported. Barcelona star Messi, who […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Messi Announces To Leave Barcelona

Barcelona: Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants. The club confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Argentina great sent a document expressing his desire to leave. The announcement comes 11 days after Barcelona’s humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021