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Ice bucket challenge round-up featuring CR7, Messi, Neymar, and more (VIDEOS)

Many of football's biggest stars have all taken part in the trending ice bucket challenge. Which video was your favorite?
With the rise of social media, it seems like every time one turns around there's a new trend that has quickly gone viral as everyone wants to get a piece of what's trending.

The latest fad, called the "Ice Bucket Challenge" initially seems like one of those silly things that attention-seeking teenagers do just to get a bit of fame on the internet. However, it's not--with many of the...

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Cristiano Ronaldo leads 2014 UEFA Best Player shortlist as Messi misses out

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Player of the Tournament, Lionel Messi, is not among Europe’s three best footballers, according to the 2014 UEFA Best Player shortlist.
Arjen Robben, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer: these are the three players who have topped UEFA’s 10-man shortlist after journalists from the confederation’s 54 member associations voted. Last season, CR7 opted to miss the event to feature in a charity match for Real Madrid. This month, the Portuguese superstar may get his hands on the prize for the very first time.

He has been...

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Good boy Messi shocks fans with new haircut on his Barcelona return

Tuesday August 5 2014,

Tags: Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Club Friendly, Argentina

After guiding Argentina all the way to the World Cup final, Lionel Messi enjoyed extended holidays with partner Antonella Roccuzzo and his son Thiago. La Pulga is now back… with something new!
Having failed to win a single trophy in 2014, there is no UEFA Super Cup or Supercopa de España clash on the Blaugrana’s list of fixtures this summer. What they have lined up are club friendlies as their competitive season starts on August 24th with a home game against Elche.

The Catalans are currently getting used to playing under Luis Enrique who replaced Tata Martino as coach...

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Tata Martino to replace the departing Alejandro Sabella as Argentina coach

Former Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino has reportedly accepted the job as Argentina coach, replacing Alejandro Sabella
Argentine and former Barcelona manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino is tipped as favorite to replace Alejandro Sabella as La Albiceleste coach, according to Mundo Deportivo (per Football Espana).

Sabella, who is rumored to have left the helms of the two-time World Cup champions, guided the South American nation to the World Cup final, but lost 1-0 in extra-time to eventual winners Germany.


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Spanish court to push ahead with prosecution of Messi over alleged tax evasion

Tuesday July 29 2014,

Tags: Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Argentina, La Liga, World Cup 2014

A court in Spain has decided to carry on with the prosecution of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi over an alleged tax evasion
Despite calls from prosecutors to drop the prosecution of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi over alleged tax evasion, a court in Spain has decided to move forward with the case.

The Argentine player and his father, Jorge Messi, are accused of defrauding the Spanish state of £3.1m (€4m) from 2006 to 2009 with false returns, an action both the father and son have publicly denied committing.


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Best in the world: Cristiano Ronaldo wins Top 50 award

Despite a disappointing World Cup campaign, Cristiano Ronaldo's excellent season with his club has earned him's award as best footballer on the planet.
Each year, football website announces its list of the top 50 footballers in the game today, and ever since they began drumming up who would be on their list for this year, the feeling was that a familiar duo would battle it out for top spot.

Last year, Lionel Messi walked away with the prize as well as clinched his fourth Ballon d'Or, but this season has not been as favorable to the...

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UNBELIEVABLE: Barcelona ace apparently considered London switch

Wednesday July 23 2014,

Tags: Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, Barcelona, Arsenal, La Liga

The Barcelona ace was reportedly so disgruntled with things at Camp Nou that he apparently sounded out a move to England.
They certainly do not call the summer transfer window "the silly season" for nothing.

But, by far, this story is the most incredible--and not necessarily in a good way--but rather because it's so unbelievable that it should make even the most gullible individual raise one's eyebrows in disbelief.

According to the Metro (as per Spanish publication Vozpopuli) things were going...

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Transfer opinion: Why Suarez’s signing does not answer the major problems at Barcelona

Thursday July 17 2014,

Tags: Barcelona, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi

The Uruguayan was signed from Liverpool for a club record fee but Suarez’s arrival does not solve the real problems present at the club.
In what can be regarded as football’s worst kept secret, the current Barcelona side is screaming out for defensive reinforcements. Barcelona responded to their shortcomings by splashing out a club record £75m on their new signing Luis Suarez.

The Blaugrana experienced something similar last season when they refused to pay heed to their defensive fatalities and instead of securing...

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Diego Costa, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo all part of list for UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

The newly signed Chelsea striker joins others such as Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller, Lionel Messi, and James Rodriguez on the 10-man list for best player.
UEFA have announced their ten man list for the Best Player in Europe Award, and there are some names that will obviously be of no surprise to fans.

Diego Costa, who was recently unveiled as Chelsea's newest striker is the only Premier League representative to make it in this elite group.

Despite being unable to win the World Cup with Argentina as they were defeated 1-0 by Germany thanks...

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Footballing world left in shock as Lionel Messi wins World Cup Golden Ball award

Many were left in shock at the sight of Argentine captain Lionel Messi clinching the 2014 World Cup Golden Ball award after losing 1-0 to Germany in the final
Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball award for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The Barcelona ace led his country throughout the competition, shaking off the disappointing 2010 campaign as he scored 4 goals in the three group stage matches.

And even though his contribution dipped afterwards, the 27-year-old still played an integral part in La Albiceleste's road to the final, grabbing...

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Messi wins Golden Ball, Neuer collects Golden Gloves, as Germany clinch the trophy

Lionel Messi didn't leave the 2014 World Cup in Brazil empty-handed as the Argentine clinched the tournament's Golden Ball award
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has reached it's climax.

A European giants Germany won the fourth trophy in their history, their first since 1990, after 24 years of failures and frustrations.

A 113 minute goal from Mario Gotze secured the trophy for Die MAnnschaft as their 22-year-old ace doomed Argentina to a 1-0 loss, walkng away in vain as La Albiceleste's World Cup trophy drought.


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World Cup Final TV listings: Germany vs Argentina LIVE stream – watch on July 13, 2014

Here’s where to stream Germany vs Argentina live on July 13, 2014. Brace yourself for what could be the best ever FIFA World Cup Final match as Lionel Messi faces the monstrous German machine!
Having not found the net in the knockout stages of the competition, La Pulga remains behind Colombia’s James Rodriguez and Germany’s Thomas Mueller in the World Cup Golden Boot chart. However, a hat-trick could see him claim the prize at the delight of his supporters who can’t wait to witness signature moves from their idol.

Sunday’s encounter will not be enormous for...

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Germany vs Argentina duels with Müller vs Messi and what Löw must do to win

Thomas Müller is much more than a lanky winger; he plays many roles in each game and can confuse defences. He will try to win the final for his country whereas Lionel Messi will try to do the same for his nation.
One of the legacies of the 2014 World Cup has been to leave behind a trail of tactical tweaks by the master tacticians on the sidelines. Alejandro Sabella has done so as has Joachim Löw. After much chipping and chopping, they have finally settled down, albeit not completely, with two different game plans. And aside from slight alterations, there is no reason why the managers will alter...

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WORLD CUP 2014: Golden Ball, Golden Gloves, Best Young Player nominees announced

The nominees for the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot, Golden Gloves, and Best Young Player awards are out, and they contain some surprise exclusions
The nominees for the Golden Ball, Golden Gloves, and Best Young Player awards of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil have been announced.

The Best Young Player candidates come in the shape of France national team duo Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane, and Netherlands' Memphis Depay. 

The Hyundai Best Young Player Award nominees are @paulpogba, @Memphis & @raphaelvarane -

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How Lionel Messi could write history as a legend in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final

Saturday July 12 2014,

Tags: World Cup 2014, FIFA World Cup, Germany, Argentina, Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has successfully achieved everything club football has on offering now it is time for the Argentinean star to conquer the world as his side takes on Germany in the World Cup final.
Club football has become far too easy for Barcelona’s mercurial forward who has broken almost every record there is. If there is one that he is yet to surpass, it is inevitable that he will soon break it.

He is the only player to have won the prestigious Ballon D’or award a record four times and with the way he is progressing it will not be surprising if he registers a fifth under...

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Messi: the Movie - Trailer for film on the Argentine's life released! [VID]

The trailer for the movie based on Barca ace Lionel Messi's life has come out. It features many important figures in La Pulga's footballing life
With Lionel Messi being one of the most talented players in football history, many are curious about his childhood, upbringing, and rise to fame.

The trailer for Messi: the Movie has come out. The docudrama, based on the Barcelona ace's life, features cameos from Blaugrana legend Johan Cruyff, Camp Nou team-mates Javier Mascherano, Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique, La Albiceleste boss Alejando...

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LIVE stream: Argentina vs Netherlands team sheets - World Cup 2014 semi-finals

Get ready to stream Argentina vs Netherlands live online, on TV on mobile or on radio this Wednesday, July 9, 2014 as the World Cup semi-final stage closes in style!
Each set of fans is confident of witnessing a true spectacle of football. Twenty-four hours after Germany literally murdered World Cup hosts Brazil 7-1, the world will be served with the much anticipated clash featuring La Albiceleste and the Oranje at the magnificent Corinthians Arena in São Paulo.

Without Angel di Maria who is injured, Lionel Messi will be tasked to once again carry...

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Messi vs Maradona comparisons: Will La Pulga lead Argentina to the World Cup 2014 final?

Argentina will be looking for their talismanic forward Lionel Messi to help them reach the final of the world cup for the first time since 1990.
The Barcelona man has been integral to the success La Albiceleste have achieved so far but it remains to be seen whether his good form can guarantee Argentina qualification to the final of the competition. The mercurial forward has been since forever likened to another Argentina great Maradona.

Like the 27 year old, Maradona also played for Barcelona, but unlike La Pulga the former Argentina...

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World Cup Golden Ball: Robben's time to beat Messi’s Argentina en route to prize

The FIFA World Cup this time has had so many talking points that very few have mentioned the Golden Ball. Arjen Robben can already lay claim to the individual trophy.
When Argentina took the pitch against Belgium, Lionel Messi's every move was tracked by Marouane Fellaini. Sometimes though, even Fellaini and two other teammates could not stop Messi. The Argentine is often considered the best player of his generation. At the other end of the pitch today will be a certain master called Arjen Robben. While Messi has many tricks, Robben has just...

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They have Robben, but he is no Messi – Alejandro Sabella backs his Barca ace

Alejandro Sabella feels Arjen Robben will be a key player in the Netherlands-Argentina semi-final game, but not as much as Messi
Argentina get ready for their all-important semi-final clash with Netherlands which will decide who will face Germany in the 2014 World Cup final.

The South American nation have not reached the final since 1990, the last time they lifted the trophy, but have a great chance of making their return as only one team stand in their way.

However, that team is Louis van Gaal's Dutch side, who...

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