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
16 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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 However, because this was the first time the Barcelona forward had committed...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi And Father Given 21-Month Jail Sentence In Tax Fraud Case

FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge Horácio Messi, finally received their sentence in a tax fraud case in a Barcelona court. The two were found guilty of three different tax fraud charges and sentenced to 21-months in prison. However, it is highly unlikely that either Messi or his father will see prison time. According to Spanish-law, any prison sentence of less...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Argentina ups ante on Lionel Messi persuasion with statue dedication

Lionel Messi might have declared his retirement from the Argentina national team, but that isn't stopping the nation from putting on a full press in hopes he'll reconsider.We've already seen the country's president Mauricio Macri and La Albiceleste legend Diego Maradona urge the Barcelona maestro to change his mind, but now the ante has been upped to something more concrete. Or...
Via FOX Sports
26 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Messi says he is done playing with national team

Lionel Messi was so dejected after Argentina lost to Chile in the Copa America final on Sunday that he said after the match that he was retiring from the country’s national team. “My thinking right now and thinking about it in the locker room, I’m done playing with the national team,” said Messi. Messi, widely regarded as the best player in the world, may have felt especially...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  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 — Spor HD (@sporhd_official) June 27, 2016 Another look at Lionel Messi...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

USA to face Messi, Argentina in Copa America 2016 Semis

The United States will take on Argentina, the No. 1 team in the FIFA world rankings, in the semifinal of the 2016 Copa America. USA vs. Argentina is set for Tuesday, June 21 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET The U.S. beat Ecuador in the quarterfinals Thursday night in Seattle, while Argentina defeated Venezuela to reach the semis. Argentina is the...
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

WATCH: NBA jersey sponsors that need to happen

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker