Lionel Messi scored a goal, created another, but then fractured his arm and is now sidelined for the biggest FC Barcelona match of the year

Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images Lionel Messi has fractured his arm one week before the biggest match of FC Barcelona’s season so far. The injury occured after just 17 minutes of Saturday’s La Liga game against Sevilla. Messi had already provided one assist and scored one goal before he suffered a horrific fall while challenging […]

Revealed: Messi voted for Ronaldo in FIFA Best Awards – but Juve star shunned rival

Lionel Messi handed a shock vote to rival Cristiano Ronaldo by naming him in his top three picks for the FIFA Best Men’s Player Award, but the Juventus star snubbed the Barca ace from his list of nominees. Croatia and Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric picked up the title of the world’s best player at […]

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 […]

This man divorced his wife for saying Ronaldo played better than Messi

Reuters A Russian man has taken drastic action after his wife “mocked Messi”. The couple first met in a bar while watching the 2002 World Cup and are huge football fans. Despite Argentina beating Nigeria during the World Cup 2018, his wife insisted Ronaldo was the better than Messi. The next morning he filed for […]

Messi on the Metro: Over 14mn passengers watch World Cup games on Moscow underground

More than 14 million passengers have watched World Cup games on the screens installed on Moscow Metro trains, according to the city authorities. A total of 8,720 screens installed on 1,896 carriages of the Metro system have been showing games throughout the tournament – giving passengers a chance not to miss any of the World […]

‘Musa’s done more than Messi’ – Nigeria goal hero hands Argentina lifeline

Ahmed Musa’s brace gave Nigeria a vital 2-0 World Cup win over Iceland in Volgograd, handing Lionel Messi and Argentina a lifeline as a three-way battle for qualification behind Croatia in Group D goes to the wire. Musa opened the scoring just after half-time with a stunning half-volley, before embarking on a blistering run down […]

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 […]

‘We have to keep calm & win’: Messi feels ‘hurt’ but focused after bitter draw with Iceland

While Lionel Messi feels personal responsibility for his failure to convert a penalty, which led to a 1-1 draw with Iceland, the Argentine star is confident his team will shine during its next World Cup match, against Croatia. “We have to look ahead. I think we deserved three points, but we have to be calm,” […]

Messi misses penalty kick as Iceland holds Argentina to draw

Lionel Messi missed yet another penalty kick and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina in an impressive World Cup debut on Saturday. Messi failed to give his team the lead when his 64th-minute penalty was stopped by Hannes Halldorsson. The Iceland goalkeeper dived to his right and got two hands behind the […]