LIONEL MESSI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Messi to go on trial Tuesday over allegations of tax fraud

Lionel Messi goes on trial in Barcelona on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding Spain of more than £3million ($4.3million) in unpaid taxes.After winning a league and cup double with Barcelona, the five-time World Player of the Year and his father will confront in court the accusations that have dogged him since June 2013.The trial will run until June 2 - the day when Messi is due...
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‘I don’t know what I sign’, Messi tells judge in fraud case: report

Barcelona (AFP) – Argentina star Lionel Messi, who is due to go on trial in Barcelona for alleged tax fraud, told a judge that he never looks at the contracts he signs, the El Periodico daily said Monday. The newspaper got access to Messi’s September 2013 statement to a judge and published extracts just a day before the five-time World Player of the Year and his father stand...
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Lionel Messi is on the mend, according to Argentina team doctor

Lionel Messi is making progress in his recovery from a back injury, according to Argentina team doctor Daniel Martinez.The Barcelona star had to be substituted during the 1-0 friendly win over Honduras after a collision left him with heavy discomfort in both his back and ribs.Argentina boss Gerard Martino said it was a "nasty" impact and Messi was sent for further medical tests...
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Will soccer superstar Lionel Messi have to miss the Copa America?

Lionel Messi is hurting, but we don’t yet know whether he’s injured. The soccer superstar limped out of Argentina’s 1-0 win over Honduras on Friday, casting doubt over his status for Copa America 2016, which kicks off next week in the United States. Honduras’ Oliver Morazan kneed Messi in the back during an accidental collision, leaving the Argentina forward writhing in...
Via NESN.com
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Lionel Messi leaves Honduras match with back injury

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi left the field with a back injury in the second half of a 1-0 victory over Honduras in a friendly Friday night.The Argentine team captain and Barcelona star was hit on an apparently inconsequential play and immediately went to the locker room. He was replaced at the 62-minute mark by Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega...
Via Associated Press
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Messi scare as Argentina down Honduras

San Juan (Argentina) (AFP) – Lionel Messi was taken to hospital after suffering an injury scare on Friday as Argentina defeated Honduras 1-0 in their only warm-up game before next month’s Copa America Centenario in the United States. A first-half goal from in-form Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain settled a low-key encounter in San Juan, with two-time world champions Argentina dominating...
Via World Soccer Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Football: Messi scare as Argentina down Honduras

San Juan (Argentina) (AFP) – Lionel Messi suffered an injury scare as Argentina defeated Honduras 1-0 in their only warm-up game before next month’s Copa America Centenario in the United States. A first-half goal from in-form Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain settled a low-key encounter in San Juan, with two-time world champions Argentina dominating possession and shots. But the...
Via World Soccer Talk
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Copa America Centenario Tournament Key for Messi’s Legacy

To many, Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the history of the game. He has a raw footballing talent that has never been seen before and is able to change a game in seconds. The 27-year-old Argentine has had a massively successful career thus far and has consequently been awarded the Ballon D’or, the most prestigious individual award in the sport, an incredible 5 times for...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Obama's daughters get to meet Lionel Messi at Copa America Centenario?

When Copa America Centenario kicks off this summer, folks will be lining up and filling stadiums for a chance to see some of their favorite stars. Perhaps the biggest star, though, is Argentina talisman Lionel Messi. And rightfully so - the five-time Ballon d'Or winner deserves every bit of praise he receives.As the heart of his club, Barcelona, and country, Messi has millions of...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will win La Liga?

After a grueling 37 matches played thus far this season, only one game is left to decide who will lift the La Liga trophy this Saturday. The top three teams could hardly be closer, separated by three points in the standings. They have all performed well this season and qualified for Champions League play next season, but only one will lift the trophy on Saturday. Here, wetake a...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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