LIONEL MESSI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Messi makes return to Argentina ending seven-week retirement

Lionel Messi is coming back to complete his unfinished business with Argentina’s national team. In fact, it’s just like he never left. The soccer superstar announced Friday in a press release that he’ll continue playing for Argentina, according to ESPN’s Jorge Ramos. Messi said he decided to end his retirement that never was after seven weeks and without missing a single...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi to return to Argentina’s national team for World Cup qualifiers

The so-called retirement of Lionel Messi did not last very long. Messi has announced he will return to Argentina’s national team next month as World Cup qualifiers get underway. Messi’s “retirement” was more of a political statement about the way the sport was being governed in the country of Argentina, with the nation flirting with receiving some heavy punishment from FIFA...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Messi confirms he will return to Argentina national team

Lionel Messi’s retirement from international soccer did not last long. Messi confirmed on Friday that he will continue to make himself available for selection to the Argentina national team. “I see that there are a lot of problems in Argentina football and I don’t want to create more,” Messi said in a statement, via ESPN FC. “I don’t want to cause harm, on the contrary...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blonde Lionel Messi’s sick pass to set up a goal

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is now sporting a new look since retiring from international competition, but he hasn’t lost his sick touch, it seems. The now-blonde footballer turned something into nothing during Saturday’s International Champions Cup match against Celtic, when he just calmly blasted a cross-field pass to Camara to switch the field and open things up on the...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

FC Barcelona ignites public call of support for Lionel Messi

Soccer star Lionel Messi was recently sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax evasion and will not have to spend a day behind bars due to Spanish law. Because he has been through so much agony and grief (/sarcasm) FC Barcelona is helping spread the word to gather as much public support for their star player by taking to social media. No, really. A social media campaign of public...
Via The Comeback
July 09, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Can Cristiano Ronaldo claim the throne?

The rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has always been neck and neck, but neither of team have ever led their respective countries to an international title. With Messi's epic penalty kick miss in the Copa America Final, if Ronaldo leads Portugal to a win over France, does CR7 officially become the best player of his generation?
Via Yardbarker
July 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi fined $2.3 million for tax fraud, avoids jail time

Lionel Messi’s wallet just got a bit lighter. Wednesday, a Barcelona court ruled between 2007-2009 Messi committed tax fraud and recommended a sentence of seven months for each year, meaning a 21-month sentence. Instead, the court ruled for the $2.3 million fine, according to John Sinnott of CNN.com: However, because this was the first time the Barcelona forward had committed...
Via The Sports Daily
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi isn't actually going to retire...right?

Lionel Messi stunned the sporting world by announcing his retirement from international play after Argentina's gut-wrenching loss to Chile in the Copa America Final. But, with Argentina still being one of the best teams in the world and Messi's financial issues looming, is the world's greatest footballer really going to retire? Bonta Hill and Eddie Maisonet debate whether this...
Via Yardbarker
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Messi doesn't have to win a damn thing for Argentina

Lionel Messi. The greatest player who’s ever played since I’ve been alive (1989). One could make the case that he’s the greatest of all time. Yes, regardless of if he never wins a trophy with Argentina. No matter what the country’s supporters say. Especially no matter what the cocaine-ridden, Hand-of-God cheat Diego Maradona says. Speaking of Maradona, I don’t recall...
Via The Sports Post
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Messi's missed penalty kick costs Argentina Copa America

The unthinkable happened on Argentina’s first penalty kick attempt in the Copa America 2016 final. Superstar Lionel Messi had a chance to give his team an early 1-0 PK lead after Chile missed its first attempt, but his shot went way over the net. Lionel Messi.. #CopaAmerica pic.twitter.com/wpd4oTwZs6 — Spor HD (@sporhd_official) June 27, 2016 Another look at Lionel Messi...
Via NESN.com
June 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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