Argentina's Lionel Messi has been banned from international duty for three months and fined $50,000 after levelling accusations of "corruption"
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.
Responding to the FIFA statement, Jibril Rajoub said that the decision was "unfair" and said he would launch an appeal.
All 380 football matches of the new 2018-2019 La Liga season, which begins on Friday.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.