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BACK TO WORK: Messi and Mascherano return to training ahead of time

Thursday, Jul 30 2015

Tags: Barcelona, La Liga, Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Argentina

The Argentinian decided to cut their vacations short by four days. Barcelona's first official game is against Sevilla on August 11.
Barcelona did not enjoy a great tour around the United States as they lost against Manchester United and Chelsea in the International Champions Cup while beating L.A. Galaxy. That could have been the reason for Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano deciding to rejoin the team four days ahead of schedule.

Both Argentinian players were given an extended vacation due to their participation with Argentina...

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FIFA 16: Lionel Messi and Alex Morgan will grace the videogame's cover

Monday, Jul 20 2015

Tags: FIFA 16, Lionel Messi, Alex Morgan

The USWNT star will be on the videogame's cover for the U.S. version. Messi will be joined by other footballers according th
EA Sports has finally revealed who will be joining Lionel Messi on the cover of FIFA 16. American striker Alex Morgan was elected to appear side-by-side with the Argentinean superstar, following the USWNT's victory in the recently concluded FIFA Women's World Cup.

Morgan will be the third women to appear on the cover of the game, after EA Sports determined Christine Sinclair from Canada and...

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'Messi needs some time off'--Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique

The Blaugrana coach spoke about a variety of subjects, including the Argentinean's absence and the future of recently signed midfielder Arda Turan.
Luis Enrique is not a fan of the pre-season tours the club has arranged in the United States, and he had no shame on telling so. During the press conference held by the team after their arrival, the former midfielder referred to the absence of Lionel Messi, who will not be appearing with Los Culés during their matches held in American soil.

"I'd rather not be touring. There are more...

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CR7's buyout clause exceeds Messi's more than FOUR TIMES

The Portuguese superstar has a buyout clause of one billion euros, an amount that would need the next five players on the list to cover.
Cristiano Ronaldo has something more to brag about before the season starts. Considered along with Lionel Messi as the best players in the world, the fee a team would have to pay for each of them does not necessarily reflect what they do on the pitch. In fact, as influential as these two footballers might be, their buyout clauses are far from being equal. At this moment in time, Cristiano Ronaldo's €1...

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"Argentina don't deserve him," - Messi's brother comes out to defend La Pulga from critics

Friday, Jul 17 2015

Tags: Argentina, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, FIFA, Copa America

Messi has not been able to win a title with Argentina. Maradona felt that La Pulga has a lack of commitment with La Albiceleste.
Lionel Messi's amazing year with Barcelona where he won it almost all (except the Pichichi) has been clearly overshadowed by not being able to win the Copa America title with Argentina. There have been many people voicing their anger against La Pulga not being able to lead his national team. His brother has had enough of that.

Mattias used social media to voice his complaints against those who...

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Lionel Messi wins the ESPY for Best International Athlete beating CR7

Last year, the Portuguese striker took the award home, but Messi's form in 2015 was good enough to defeat La Liga's top scorer this year.
In what could be a premonition of things to come, Lionel Messi reclaimed a trophy that he once won, but had to relinquish to Cristiano Ronaldo. Yesterday, American broadcaster ESPN celebrated its annual gala of awards, known as the ESPYs, and Lionel Messi won the Bes International Athlete award, edging the Portuguese striker in the process.

Messi led Los Blaugranas to a second treble in the...

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MILESTONE: Messi breaks the 20 million-follower barrier on Instagram

Wednesday, Jul 15 2015

Tags: La Liga, FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo

The Argentinean superstar is still behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, since both players have more followers than La Pulga
Despite not having the best of summers, Lionel Messi keeps getting praised by his off-the-pitch stats. Earlier today, the Argentinean player surpassed the 20 million follower barrier on Instagram, as he keeps getting closer to other athletes that use this app to communicate with fans. Back in February, Messi celebrated having ten million followers with a custom-made shirt, but today, he chose differently.


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Selfie-obsessed defenders are why Messi enjoys more success in Spain – Godin

Wednesday, Jul 15 2015

Tags: Diego Godin, Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Argentina, La Liga, Copa America

The Atletico Madrid center-back had a unique take on why the Argentine is not able to replicate his Barcelona form when with his national side.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has come under huge criticism for his inability to replicate his unstoppable Barcelona form when performing for his national side this year.

This was all sparked when the 28-year-old put in a torrid display in the Copa America final clash with Chile, as La Albiceleste lost yet another final under the guide of La Pulga, which led to some calling for him to be stripped...

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'Messi should not get any special treatment'--Diego Armando Maradona

The former Argentinean superstar referred to La Pulga's performance during the recently concluded Copa América, which generated criticism by fans and media.
Diego Armando Maradona wants the criticism to stop, but he demands Lionel Messi to show why he is considered one of the greatest. During an interview published by his country's newspaper Olé, Maradona referred to Messi's performance in the 2015 Copa América, which he felt needed a little heart. In fact, "El Diez" thinks all those critics should come in handy if the player wants...

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TIME OFF? Messi considers a 'leave of absence' from Argentina's NT

Tuesday, Jul 7 2015

Tags: 2015 Copa America, CONMEBOL, Argentina, Lionel Messi

Barcelona's superstar is thinking about not playing the upcoming friendly matches with La Albiceleste after being blasted by fans and experts for his Copa América performance.
Just three days after losing the Copa América final against Chile, Lionel Messi has some doubts concerning his future with La Albiceleste. Reports from Argentina suggest that "La Pulga" could be taking some time off the National Team after being blasted by fans and experts for what they consider a "poor" performance in the recently concluded tournament. 


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Messi speaks out after Copa América loss against Chile

Monday, Jul 6 2015

Tags: 2015 Copa America, CONMEBOL, Argentina, Lionel Messi, Chile

The Argentinean superstar was heavily criticized for his lack of involvement during the second half of the final match against La Roja.
After being heavily criticized for his performance during the recently concluded Copa América, Lionel Messi shared his thoughts about losing the second final match of a major tournament with La Albiceleste in less than a year. Following the 2014 World Cup loss against Germany, Gerardo Martino's men were not able to defeat Chile in the South American tournament this Saturday, extending the team's...

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Copa America 2015: Three of Barcelona's players shine in the team of the tournament

There are five players from Chile and three from Argentina. Messi had refused Copa America's best player prize.
Lionel Messi, Claudio Bravo and Javier Mascherano are the three players from Barcelona that were elected as part of the best 11 players in the Copa America 2015. The dream team of the South American tournament was made up by five players from Chile, three from Argentina, two from Peru and one from Colombia.

The winner of the Golden Glove, Claudio Bravo was tied with Sergio Romero before the...

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Lionel Messi, a young ball boy, and the saddest selfie you’ll ever see!

After losing the Copa America final to Chile, one young Messi fan seized the opportunity to snap a selfie with the Argentine. The result was depressing.
After Argentina’s 2015 Copa America final loss to Chile on Saturday, star striker Lionel Messi was in no mood to take selfies with fans or put on a smile after the disappointing defeat.

However, when a young ball boy ran towards the Barcelona ace, the 28-year-old had no heart to turn away the young admirer, and ended up yielding and taking a selfie.

The result was a very depressing...

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TROLLED: Messi and Higuain are held up as the villains after Argentina's loss

Higuain's missed chance and penalty infuriated fans, while Lionel Messi's lack of involvement was heavily criticized by fans around the world.
Once again, fans blamed Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuaín for Argentina's loss against Chile, with "La Pulga" disappearing for most of the game, and Higuaín missing a crucial chance before regulation ended. To make matters worse, Higuain's missed penalty was enough excuse to point fingers at him once the final whistle was blown.

Argentina's performance during the tournament...

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2015 Copa America: 7 Top numbers & facts from Argentina's road to the Final

Check out the most significant moments of Messi and Co.’s journey to the final, ahead of their clash with Chile.
After five long, grueling games, Argentina are ready to head into the 2015 Copa America final, where they will meet host nation Chile at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, on Saturday.

La Albiceleste, who last won this competition 12 years ago in 1993, overcame Colombia and Paraguay, whom they thrashed 6-1 in the penultimate round, to set up a mouthwatering encounter...

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What is Lionel Messi's overall record in finals for Argentina at all levels?

Another opportunity to win his first trophy for La Albiceleste presents itself to La Pulga, but will he succeed this time around?
Lionel Messi is excited, and all geared up, as expressed via his official Facebook account, for the 2015 Copa America final in Chile between Argentina and the home nation.

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Chile vs Argentina: How does La Albiceleste fare vs Host Nations in Copa America Finals?

Argentina looks at this title as a redemption for losing the World Cup final last summer. They have won 14 Copa America titles and could tie Uruguay's 15 titles.
Argentina is looking for its 15th Copa America title and it will do so aganst a nation that is hosting the tournament, Chile. La Albiceleste is currently ranked third in the world and aims to validate its ranking as the best team in South America. Ever since their second place in the World Cup, Argentina has been unstoppable.

The team managed by Gerardo Martino is the one that has hosted the...

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2015 Copa America Final: How Bravo's defense must stop Barcelona mate Messi & co

How can Claudio Bravo deny Lionel Messi of achieving another title after such a wonderful year both shared with Barcelona? Here are a few keys the Chilean could use to stop him.
Even if the Argentinean superstar has only been able to score one goal in this Copa América edition, his performance has improved as games have gone by. After the semi-final match against Paraguay, it became pretty clear that although stats don't support "La Pulga" in this tournament, his contribution to the team can be rather good by creating spaces for his team-mates, as well as...

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Live stream info: Chile vs Argentina Copa America Final on July 4, 2015

Argentina could tie Uruguay as the team with the most Copa America titles (15). Chile has never won it since its debut in 1916.
Chile has done most of what it set itself to do before the Copa America started, which was making it to the final. They are ever so close from winning their first ever Copa America title. The task at hand is not easy as Argentina is the team to beat, a team that would like to win its 15th continental title.

Chile has hosted the tournament six times, and finally this seventh occassion could be...

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COPA AMERICA: Messi's happiness does not depend on the goals he scores

Messi currently has three assists and is the leader of the competition. Argentina has scored 10 goals in five games.
Lionel Messi has reached a second final with Argentina and while his lack of goals worries outsiders, within La Albiceleste that is not a concern. Gerardo Martino is happy with the team advancing to the final against Chile, which was a main objective.

In the game against Paraguay, which Argentina won 6-1, La Pulga did not score but tallied three assists. That makes him the leader of the Copa...

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