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Neymar: Brazil star 'calls' Lionel Messi amid World Cup nightmare with Argentina

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk63 hits

NEYMAR has 'called' Lionel Messi after Argentina's World Cup defeat against Croatia last night. That's according to reports in Spain that say the Brazilian forward has leant his ear to his former Barcelona team-mate. Messi was unable to have an impact for Argentina last night as they were stunned by Croatia and lost 3-0. Goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic have left the South ...Full Story »

What Lionel Messi did after missing penalty in Argentina's 1-1 World Cup draw

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk78 hits

The Barcelona forward missed a penalty in Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland in their opening World Cup group game. Huge expectation is being placed on the 30-year-old to decorate his brilliant career with an international title. After his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s heroics the night before, the pressure was on Messi to deliver in his team's first game on Saturday. Argentina were be...Full Story »

'I just feel so sorry for Messi' - Zabaleta predicts Argentina retirement for Barcelona star

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Goal.com132 hits

The Albiceleste captain endured a miserable outing against Croatia and is set to decide his international future after the World CupLionel Messi could retire from international football after the World Cup following Argentina’s shambolic display against Croatia, according to his former team-mate Pablo Zabaleta. Argentina’s World Cup hopes in Russia are hanging by a thread followin...Full Story »

Jorge Sampaoli concedes Lionel Messi is limited by Argentina team-mates

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA28 hits

Jorge Sampaoli has admitted Lionel Messi is limited by the current Argentina team, with the two-time World Cup winners facing possible early elimination after a 3-0 loss to Croatia.The 1978 and 1986 champions could fail to make it out of their group in Russia having picked up just one point from their opening two games following Thursday night’s defeat against the Croatians, who have progr...Full Story »

Argentina 0 Croatia 3: Caballero drops clanger as Messi's men are stunned

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by Goal.com83 hits

Lionel Messi's World Cup woes continued as Argentina crashed to a 3-0 defeat to Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Willy Caballero's clanger presented Ante Rebic with an opportunity he could not refuse, and Croatia rolled on to a stunning 3-0 victory over Argentina that sent them into the last 16 of the World Cup. Jorge Sampaoli's side produced an abysmal second-half display that severe...Full Story »

Croatia stun Argentina to leave Messi’s men at risk of early elimination

Posted Friday, June 22, 2018 by PA22 hits

Lionel Messi and his Argentina team-mates face the possibility of being eliminated from the World Cup at the group stage after Croatia progressed to the last 16 with a comprehensive 3-0 victory.The two-time world champions have collected just one point from their first two games against Iceland and the Croatians, who advanced to the knock-out phase thanks to second-half goals from Ante Rebic, Lu...Full Story »

Messi vs Ronaldo: Fabregas considers 'complete' Barcelona star to be 'best ever'

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Goal.com78 hits

Lionel Messi is “the best player ever - with or without a World Cup”, says Cesc Fabregas, with the Barcelona superstar considered to be more complete than Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo. It is rare for two iconic figures and serious contenders to the title of the greatest of all time to be competing in the same era, but that is what a modern day audience have been treated to....Full Story »

Lionel Messi: Argentina manager issues urgent message to fans

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk90 hits

ARGENTINA'S coach has pleaded with fans to stop blaming Lionel Messi when games do not go to plan. Messi was under pressure to perform in Argentina's opening game of the tournament against Iceland, with his big rival Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring a hat-trick against Spain the day before. The South Americans' could only muster a 1-1 draw with Iceland as the Barcelona superstar missed a penalty and...Full Story »

Ramos: In Argentina they know Maradona is lightyears behind the best-ever Argentine, Messi

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Marca.com78 hits

Lionel Messi is hardly the most popular figure within the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, however Sergio Ramos has sensationally hit back at Diego Maradona by suggesting people in Argentina know Lionel Messi is the best player in the nation's history. Messi stuttered in the Albiceleste's 1-1 draw with Iceland in their opening World Cup match and he missed a penalty, leading to criticism back in Ar...Full Story »

Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli defends Lionel Messi after penalty miss

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Skysports.com99 hits

Lionel Messi was left dejected following the 1-1 draw with Iceland Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli defended star player Lionel Messi after he missed a penalty in their 1-1 draw with Iceland. Messi's spot-kick, saved by Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson, summed up his team's afternoon against the tournament's least-populated country. Although Argentina took an early lead through Sergio Aguer...Full Story »

Lionel Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina to a thrilling draw

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA38 hits

Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Iceland grabbed a deserved 1-1 draw with two-time World Cup winners Argentina.Sergio Aguero’s opener was cancelled out by Alfred Finnbogason’s predatory finish before half-time as the smallest nation ever to qualify for the tournament made a stirring debut on football’s biggest stage.And Hannes Halldorsson joined Finnbogason in the country&rsquo...Full Story »

Argentina 1 Iceland 1: Finnbogason makes history as Messi fluffs his big chance

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Goal.com66 hits

Lionel Messi missed a second-half penalty as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by debutants Iceland in an eventful Group D opener.Hannes Thor Halldorsson was the hero for Iceland as the goalkeeper's penalty save from Lionel Messi secured his side a sensational 1-1 draw against Argentina. With Diego Maradona watching on from the stands, Messi failed to convert from the spot in the second half ...Full Story »

Messi talks up Salah signing with Barcelona chiefs after Griezmann snub

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com62 hits

Lionel Messi has discussed the prospect of Barcelona moving for Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah with club chiefs. The Sun says sources in Spain claim the Argentina superstar wants his club chiefs to pursue the Premier League's Footballer of the Year as an attack partner for him and Luis Suarez. It is understood Messi has enough clout with the club's top brass to discuss a list of targets for nex...Full Story »

Roberto Carlos: If Messi were Brazilian then he'd already have a World Cup

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Marca.com94 hits

For many, Lionel Messi's legacy depends on whether or not he wins a World Cup with Argentina, but Roberto Carlos believes it's a team sport and that the forward has been unlucky. The Brazilian, who won the tournament in 2002, has claimed that Messi would have won an edition of the World Cup already had he been playing for Brazil. "If Messi were Brazilian then he'd already have a World Cup,...Full Story »

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez agree on Antoine Griezmann SNUB

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018 by Express.co.uk172 hits

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez don’t think Antoine Griezmann will sign Antoine Griezmann is using Barcelona’s interest to secure a lucrative contract with Atletico Madrid. That’s what Spanish website Don Balon claim Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are thinking. Griezmann, who’s been strongly linked with Barcelona, recently revealed that he’s decided his future plans b...Full Story »

Messi is best even without World Cup success – Rakitic

Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com75 hits

Regardless of how Argentina go at the World Cup, Lionel Messi is still the best according to Ivan Rakitic. Lionel Messi is the best regardless of whether he leads Argentina to World Cup glory, according to Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic. Messi, 30, is still searching for his first senior trophy with his country, with the pressure again on him to deliver in Russia. But Rakitic, whose Croat...Full Story »

Lionel Messi reveals his best ever goal

Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by squawka.com110 hits

Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has revealed which of the many goals he has scored is his favourite. Since making his debut for the Catalan club back in 2005, Messi has so far made 637 appearances in all competitions while scoring an incredible 552 goals, averaging a goal every 1.15 matches. Out of his 552 goals, Messi has revealed which one is his favourite strike. Or rather, head. The Arge...Full Story »

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi claims he was 'borderline depressed' after 'Madrid-led' attacks during issues with Spanish tax authorities

Posted Monday, June 11, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk44 hits

LIONEL MESSI has opened up on the difficulties he and his family endured during his ordeal over alleged tax evasion. Two years ago, the Argentine was handed a 21-month prison sentence, but under Spanish law, any sentence under two years for a first-time non-violent crime can be served on probation, meaning he was always unlikely to serve any time behind bars. Lionel Messi reveals he was 'borde...Full Story »

Messi invites Argentine squad out to eat

Posted Friday, June 08, 2018 by Marca.com67 hits

The Argentina squad were treated to a meal on Thursday by Lionel Messi at his family restaurant in Barcelona. Jorge Sampaoli's men are currently in the city at a pre-Russia training camp, as they go through their World Cup preparations. According to the newspaper Sport, which captured photographs of the team's arrival at the restaurant, Messi's invitation wasn't only confined to his teammate...Full Story »

Messi wants Griezmann at Barcelona

Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com83 hits

Lionel Messi hopes to play alongside Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona after labelling the in-demand Atletico Madrid star a "great player". Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move to Barca in the off-season and the LaLiga champions have made no secret of their interest in the France international, who said he would confirm his future before the World Cup. The 27-year-old forward – a...Full Story »

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