Will Messi come out of retirement?

Will Messi come out of retirement?

Retired Argentina captain and star footballer Lionel Messi is considering coming of out retirement later this year, according to Argentine daily La Nacion. Exactly a week after Messi said farewell to the sky blue and white striped Argentine jersey, La Nacion reported that the national skipper will be back in November. The Barcelona forward lost […]

Messi’s Argentina no 1986 heroes, says Maradona

Messi’s Argentina no 1986 heroes, says Maradona

BUENOS AIRES: Diego Maradona apparently boasted that his 1986 World Cup-winning Argentina team was better than the current squad now thrown into turmoil by Lionel Messi’s departure, in a recording published on Wednesday. Previously critical of Messi, the 55-year-old ex-national captain and 2010 World Cup coach joined calls this week for him to reverse his […]

Messi retires from international football

Messi retires from international football

  EAST RUTHERFORD: Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America. The heartbroken Barcelona superstar was distraught after missing a spot-kick as Chile snatched victory in a penalty shoot-out – Messi’s fourth straight defeat in a […]

Copa, Euros spiced up as Messi, Ronaldo vie for maiden international honours

Copa, Euros spiced up as Messi, Ronaldo vie for maiden international honours

Cristiano Ronaldo probably needed that: a majestic performance from old rival Lionel Messi on the other side of the Atlantic. Messi was imperious for Argentina on Tuesday night in Houston, the Barcelona superstar setting up two goals and curling in a sumptuous free-kick to become his national team’s all-time leading goal-scorer as the Albiceleste crushed […]

‘I was playing football, I knew nothing,’ says Messi at tax fraud trial

‘I was playing football, I knew nothing,’ says Messi at tax fraud trial

Argentina football star Lionel Messi said Thursday he trusted his father with his finances and “knew nothing” about how his wealth was managed as he took the stand at his tax fraud trial. “I was playing football. I had no idea about anything,” the five-time World Player of the Year told the Barcelona court hearing […]