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Afghan bag shirt boy meets his idol Messi

Afghan bag shirt boy meets his idol Messi

An Afghan boy who became an internet sensation after pictures of him wearing an improvised Lionel Messi football shirt went viral finally got to meet his superstar idol on Tuesday.

Malaysia player beats Messi, Neymar to FIFA shortlist

Malaysia player beats Messi, Neymar to FIFA shortlist

A Malaysian footballer has beaten the likes of Neymar and Messi to score a place in FIFA's shortlist for top three goals of the year.

Suarez hat-trick fires Barca to La Liga title

Suarez hat-trick fires Barca to La Liga title

Barcelona sealed their 24th La Liga title as Luis Suarez took his tally for the season to 59 goals with a hat-trick in a 3-0 win at Granada to hold off Real Madrid's late-season surge.

Little Messi flees Afghanistan, appeals to UN after 'threats'

Little Messi flees Afghanistan, appeals to UN after 'threats'

The young Afghan boy who captivated hearts after he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Lionel Messi jersey has appealed to the UN refugee agency after fleeing Afghanistan.

Suarez, Neymar open up nine-point Barcelona lead

Suarez, Neymar open up nine-point Barcelona lead

Barcelona moved nine points clear at the top of La Liga thanks to first-half goals from Luis Suarez and Neymar despite an unconvincing display in a 2-1 win at Las Palmas yesterday.

Dubai cop jailed for posting Messi's passport on social media

Dubai cop jailed for posting Messi's passport on social media

A Dubai court sentenced a policeman to one month in prison on Monday for posting a video showing Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi's passport on social media ...

Messi passport video lands Dubai policeman in court

Messi passport video lands Dubai policeman in court

A Dubai policeman could be jailed for at least six months for posting a video showing Barcelona star Lionel Messi's passport on social media, reports said Wednesday.

Messi named ambassador for Dubai Expo 2020

Messi named ambassador for Dubai Expo 2020

Fresh from being awarded a record fifth Ballon d'Or, Lionel Messi was on Tuesday named as global ambassador for the Dubai World Expo in 2020.

Lionel Messi wins record fifth Ballon d'Or

Lionel Messi wins record fifth Ballon d'Or

Barcelona star Lionel Messi won a record fifth FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player at a ceremony in Zurich on Monday.

Messi tops Marca’s list of best players in 2015

Messi tops Marca’s list of best players in 2015

Lionel Messi has topped Spanish paper Marca’s list of the top 10 players of 2015, the media reported.