Five favorites to win the 2018 World Cup

The super-vital Confederations Cup is over. So are the June qualifiers.It’s a great time to take stock of the World Cup picture for Russia 2018. Here are five favorites to win the tournament, and five more that at least warrant discussion. Germany The defending champions. The consensus chalk pick. Consistency is key. Joachim Low has coached since 2006. The Germans have reached...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Barcelona makes Lionel Messi their man through 2021

When you have one of the top players in the world, you do whatever you can to keep him on the roster. Barcelona has done that by working out a three-year contract extension with Lionel Messi that will keep him with the club until 2021, according to reports Wednesday morning. Messi was entering the final year on his contract, so Barcelona wasted no time and made sure he wouldn’t...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi has allegedly hid tens of millions of euros through his own charity

Lionel Messi has had issues regarding money over the years, including a 21-month prison sentence for tax evasion that he doesn’t need to serve unless he commits another crime during that time. Now, it appears that the Leo Messi Foundation, Messi’s charity, is under the spotlight for irregularities that make it appear that the money going into his charity isn’t going to those...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi theme park under construction in China

How much do they love Lionel Messi in China? Apparently enough to build him his own theme park.Messi was in China this week to announce the project, which is called the “Messi Experience Park.” The park is set to open in 2019, and it seems like it will be similar to the sort of thing you see with the “NFL Experience” at the Super Bowl each year.The complex is set to have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Can FC Barcelona’s Neymar go another year under Messi’s shadow?

He arrived at FC Barcelona marketed as the next big thing. He cost an arm and a leg. Four years later he is regarded as one of the best players in the world. When they mention the names Messi and Ronaldo, Neymar isn’t far behind. He has yet to break the grip that the previous names have in soccer, but it is well regarded that he will be the one to do it. We saw a clear example...
May 28, 2017  |  Discuss

What does Messi’s fourth Golden Shoe mean for FC Barcelona?

Lionel Messi, perhaps the greatest player to ever grace a football pitch, has had another stellar year. He has scored 37 goals in La Liga and 53 goals in all competitions. He has the Copa del Rey final to play against Deportivo Alavés. Messi will most likely lead his team to glory and to an important trophy. But at the end of the day, it is just the Copa del Rey. The competition...
May 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi doppleganger causes chaos in streets as fans swoon for selfies

Having the rugged good looks of an international soccer superstar would definitely have some perks. But when you look like the spitting image of Lionel Messi, you may just need a police escort to get you around town.In Iran, student Reza Parastesh has been hounded by autograph-seekers after cutting his hair and beard like Messi and walking around town in a Barcelona jersey, according...
Via The Comeback
May 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Egypt's best known archaeologist called Messi an idiot

CAIRO (AP) Egypt's best known archaeologist has apologized after he angrily called Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi ''an idiot'' because the striker seemed to show little interest during a tour of the Giza Pyramids. Zahi Hawass, famed for his Indiana Jones hat and TV specials on Egypt's ancient sites, showed Messi around the Pyramids last month. In a TV interview, he...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lionel Messi tricks goalie on free-kick goal vs Athletico Bilbao

Lionel Messi dazzles every time he takes the pitch, and Tuesday’s Copa del Rey match against Atletico Bilbao was no different. He had scored two goals on free kicks in his last two matches, and he added to that total on Tuesday. Barcelona had a set piece opportunity from just outside the box, and yeah, you already know who was going to take it. Messi stepped up and sold that...
Via The Sports Daily
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Neymar's improvement at Barcelona credited to Lionel Messi, but due to Luis Suarez

Neymar came with much fanfare when he joined Barcelona, but ultimately disappointed in his first season at the Camp Nou. It is not to say the Brazilian played poorly, but the boy proclaimed as world football's next big thing managed eight goals and nine assists in 26 appearances in his first season in Catalonia. That is far from the expected production for such a hyped-up player...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

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