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Messi banned from internationals for three months for 'corruption' outburst

Messi banned from internationals for three months for 'corruption' outburst

Argentina's Lionel Messi has been banned from international duty for three months and fined $50,000 after levelling accusations of "corruption"

Maradona lashes out at Messi in greatest player debate

Maradona lashes out at Messi in greatest player debate

Argentina great Diego Maradona has hit out at his countryman Lionel Messi, saying the forward is not a leader on the pitch and should not be considered a footballing God.

FIFA bans Palestinian chief for year over Messi comments

FIFA bans Palestinian chief for year over Messi comments

Responding to the FIFA statement, Jibril Rajoub said that the decision was "unfair" and said he would launch an appeal.

Facebook to broadcast La Liga games for free in Indian subcontinent

Facebook to broadcast La Liga games for free in Indian subcontinent

All 380 football matches of the new 2018-2019 La Liga season, which begins on Friday.

Ronaldo, Messi and Mbappe on FIFA player of the year shortlist

Ronaldo, Messi and Mbappe on FIFA player of the year shortlist

France's World Cup star Kylian Mbappe joined regulars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men's player award, world soccer's governing body announced on Tuesday.

Messi’s last chance for national glory slips away in Kazan

Messi’s last chance for national glory slips away in Kazan

Lionel Messi’s last chance to add a major international title to a glittering array of personal achievements and trophies at club level almost certainly disappeared with Argentina’s elimination from the World Cup on Saturday.

Nigeria's 'Lionel Musa' warns Argentina he is not their hero

Nigeria's 'Lionel Musa' warns Argentina he is not their hero

Nigeria's Ahmed Musa became 'Lionel Musa' on social media in Argentina on Friday after his two goals against Iceland which not only put the Africans back on course for a last 16 place, but also restored the World Cup hopes of the South Americans.

Stressed Messi enduring a World Cup of nightmares

Stressed Messi enduring a World Cup of nightmares

Croatia destroyed Lionel Messi's team with three goals for Argentina's worst group stage defeat in 60 years.

Argentina to 1-1 draw as Messi misses penalty

Argentina to 1-1 draw as Messi misses penalty

Tiny Iceland made a stunning first-ever World Cup appearance on Saturday when they held 2014 runners-up Argentina to a 1-1 draw in a dramatic match where Lionel Messi blew his chance to win it when he had a penalty saved by Hannes Por Halldorsson.

Argentina cancel final World Cup warmup against israel - Higuain

Argentina cancel final World Cup warmup against israel - Higuain

Argentina have cancelled their final World Cup warmup match against israel, striker Gonzalo Higuain said on Tuesday, as political pressure grew ahead of Saturday's scheduled fixture in Jerusalem.

UN body names Messi responsible tourism ambassador

UN body names Messi responsible tourism ambassador

The UN World Tourism Organisation said on Monday it has appointed FC Barcelona's Argentine star Lionel Messi as an ambassador to promote responsible tourism.

Messi signs new contract with Barca until 2021

Messi signs new contract with Barca until 2021

Lionel Messi has signed a new contract with Barcelona until 2021, the Liga leaders confirmed, ending speculation the five-times world player of the year could leave the club he has spent his entire career for free next June.