LIONEL MESSI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kid who wore plastic bag Messi jersey forced into exile by Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan --The family of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his soccer hero Lionel Messi was forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone threats and a menacing Taliban letter, the boy's father said Tuesday.Mohammad Arif Ahmadi - whose son grabbed headlines when he was photographed wearing a homemade Argentina shirt with No. 10 on the back...
Via Associated Press
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Taliban threats force Afghan boy, fan of Messi, into exile

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) The family of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his soccer hero Lionel Messi was forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone threats and a menacing Taliban letter, the boy's father said Tuesday. Mohammad Arif Ahmadi - whose son grabbed headlines when he was photographed wearing a homemade Argentina shirt with No. 10 on...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Cheat Sheet: Thunder/Spurs Crazy Ending, Leicester Wins EPL, Messi Vs Giant Robot

Let’s jump right in, as yesterday featured what I (and many other people actually qualified to comment on such things) consider to be the greatest and least-likely team sports achievement of all time, as well as a wild ending to game 2 of San Antonio/Oklahoma City. Also Messi faced off against a giant robot goalie, and one of the most insane motorcycle saves ever.  Thunder Hold...
Via The Comeback
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Threats force Afghan boy, fan of Messi, to leave the country

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) The father of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his soccer hero Lionel Messi says the family was forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone threats. Mohammad Arif Ahmadi - whose son grabbed headlines when he was photographed wearing a homemade Argentina shirt with No. 10 on the back - says they have moved to Pakistan...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Lionel Messi takes on giant robot keeper – and wins!

Video: Lionel Messi takes on giant robot keeper – and wins! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com The best footballer of his generation, Lionel Messi, does not miss a lot of chances. The Argentine attacker’s skills were put to test by the Japanese who decided to put a gigantic inflatable robot in goal while the Barcelona star was taking penalties. Although he has had his fair...
Via Soccerlens
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Former Barcelona teammate Xavi says Messi never cheats

Lionel Messi is not the sort of player to cheat on the pitch, according to his former Barcelona team-mate Xavi.Messi was accused of play-acting after Filipe Luis was sent off in Barcelona's win over Atletico Madrid back in January, with the Brazilian defender claiming after that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner gets special treatment from referees.However, Xavi has defended...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Messi reaches mark of 500 career goals

Barcelona’s recent victory against Deportivo de la Coruna left many positive notes for the players. For instance, Luis Suarez scored 4 goals in the match, and now has 30 goals in La Liga this season, putting him just one goal behind Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the European Golden Boot of 2016. The other main protagonist of the match was Lionel Messi, since the Argentinian...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy 9-year anniversary to Lionel Messi's greatest goal

Lionel Messi has an innate and unrivaled ability to leave you dumbstruck.The 28-year-old has scored his fair share of goals throughout his career, 500 for club and country, to be exact, a milestone he reached in Sunday's 2-1 La Liga defeat to Valencia, but none arguably come within a whisker of this unforgettable, twisting run.On this day 9 years ago (!), a 19-year-old Messi (and...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Messi scores number 500 but Barcelona still fall to plucky Valencia

Barcelona were upset by Valencia 2-1 at the Camp Nou on Sunday, losing their third straight game to allow Atletico Madrid to draw level on points atop the Spanish league with five rounds to go.Valencia opened the scoring with an own goal by Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic in the 26th minute and added the second through Santi Mina in first-half injury time.Lionel Messi scored his...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Messi named in Panama Papers, family blasts accusations

Lionel Messi truly is a megastar, but that’s not such a good thing in the case of the Panama Papers. The soccer superstar is the most high-profile athlete to appear in the Panama Papers — a massive leak of documents held by the Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca, in which financial dealings of some of the world’s richest and powerful people are detailed — according to The...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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