Lionel Messi’s shock FIFA snub

LIONEL was left off the shortlist for the FIFA’s men’s player of the year award for the first time in over a decade on Monday as his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo was named alongside Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah. Messi has dominated the award along with Ronaldo over the past decade, but the Barcelona star […]

Lionel Messi NOT included as finalist for FIFA best men's player award

Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel Messi has not been named as a finalist for The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award. The final three players nominated for the award are Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah. READ MORE: Cristiano Ronaldo ‘angry’ at missing out on UEFA Player of the Year award Messi endured a torrid 2018 […]

These 3 stats show how truly awful Lionel Messi was during Argentina’s humiliating 3-0 loss to Croatia

Getty Images Argentina suffered a shock 3-0 loss against Croatia in a 2018 FIFA World Cup game on Thursday. Wilfredo Caballero’s goalkeeping howler led to Croatia’s opening goal, but Lionel Messi — Argentina’s captain — struggled to make an impact. In fact, three key statistics indicate how truly awful Messi was. Messi, considered one of […]

Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez agree on Antoine Griezmann SNUB

Barcelona transfer news LIVE updates: All the latest from the Nou Camp Wednesday June 13 Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez agree… Antoine Griezmann is using Barcelona’s interest to secure a lucrative contract with Atletico Madrid. That’s what Spanish website Don Balon claim Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are thinking. Griezmann, who’s been strongly linked with […]

Lionel Messi: Barcelona star reveals World Cup hopes and fears – EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

GETTY Lionel Messi reckons Argentina can win the World Cup “Our challenge is to be champions,” said the Barcelona superstar. “We know it won’t be easy but I’m certain that Argentina has a squad capable of being a champion in Russia. If the players all believe the same then we can be contenders.” Fans wearing […]

We analysed who the better big-game player is, Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi — and the stats show the winner is clear

Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi continue their battle to be the best soccer player on the planet. But only one player has made his way to the 2018 UEFA Champions League semifinal. Statistics show that Ronaldo is far superior to Messi when it comes to big match performance-level in the latter stages of […]

Barcelona news: Lionel Messi delivers Philippe Coutinho concern to Luis Suarez – report

Coutinho finally got his dream move to Barcelona from Liverpool in January for a fee of £142million. The Brazilian took time to bleed into the first team at the Nou Camp and he has only showed flashes of his brilliance thus far. It was thought the midfielder was taken to Catalonia to be the long-term […]

Argentina in crisis: Lionel Messi walks out during Spain humiliation ahead of World Cup

Injured Messi could only look on from the stands as Argentina were thrashed 6-1 by Spain at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid last night. But Messi couldn’t even stay until the final whistle as he witnessed his floundering team-mates crumble to an embarrassing defeat just months before the World Cup. Cameras captured the crocked captain […]

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo knows about Lionel Messi problem – claims

Ronaldo and Messi have battled it out in La Liga since 2009 when the Portuguese joined Real from Manchester United. And they’re both set to compete for the Ballon d’Or again this year, with one of the duo likely to move above the other on to six awards. Cristiano Ronaldo has being La Liga’s top […]

Man Utd star David de Gea talks up Lionel Messi ahead of Argentina vs Spain

The Manchester United goalkeeper has been in inspired form for most of the season but will be up against it when he takes on arguably the most prolific goalscorer of the past decade. Messi sat out of Argentina’s friendly with Italy last week due to muscle fatigue. But the Barcelona forward is scheduled to return […]