Feb 2, 2016

Afghan Soccer Federation to arrange meeting between Messi, young boy

The Afghan Football Federation plans to set up a meeting between Lionel Messi and 5-year-old Afghan fan Martaza Ahmadi who became an Internet sensation when photos circulated of him wearing an improvised Messi shirt made from a plastic bag. Afghan federation spokesman Sayed Ali ...

Messi player of year for record fifth time

Jan 12, 2016

Messi player of year for record fifth time

Now score it Lionel Messi 5, Cristiano Ronaldo 3. Messi won the Ballon d’Or trophy on Monday as the world’s best player in 2015, ending Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-year hold on soccer’s top individual honor. “It’s incredible that it’s my fifth,” said the 28-year-old Barcelona ...

Dec 22, 2015

River Plate fan spat at Messi: reports

A River Plate fan spat at Barcelona star Lionel Messi during an ugly airport altercation following his side’s 3-0 victory in the Club World Cup final in Yokohama, Spanish media reported on Monday. Messi, who scored the opening goal in Sunday’s final, reportedly retaliated ...

Messi on target again as Barca routs Roma

Nov 25, 2015

Messi on target again as Barca routs Roma

Lionel Messi scored his first two goals after a two-month injury layoff and Luis Suarez netted a brace in a 6-1 rout of Roma on Tuesday as Barcelona advanced to the Champions League knockout rounds for a 12th consecutive season. Suarez got Barcelona rolling ...

Oct 9, 2015

Messi faces tax fraud trial in Spain

Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty. A Spanish judge on Thursday rejected a request to clear the Barcelona player of wrongdoing and decided to ...

Messi sidelined with knee injury

Sep 27, 2015

Messi sidelined with knee injury

Lionel Messi tore a ligament in his left knee near the start of Barcelona’s costly 2-1 win over Las Palmas on Saturday that provisionally lifted the defending champions to the top of the Spanish League. The club’s all-time leading scorer asked to be substituted ...