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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi plays for Argentina and is currently an integral member of FC Barcelona. He is rare in his prodigious talent, his physical condition (a growth hormone deficiency – Barcelona paid his medical bills as part of the deal to sign him up) and the fact that of the many pretenders to Diego Maradona’s throne, Messi seems capable of living up to the expectations.

World Cup 2018 Day 14: Argentina get God’s help, France yawn-fest, Germany determined

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Tuesday's World Cup action was nothing if not dramatic, with Argentina sealing a place in the round of 16 after an agonisingly late goal. The...

World Cup 2018 Day 13: Ronaldo lucky not to see red, Messi will deliver,...

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Monday's World Cup 2018 action was full of controversy, suspense, goals and gaffs as the first four teams to make it through the group...

World Cup 2018 Day 9: Argentinian ‘begs for forgiveness’, VAR issues, Brazil team named

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As round two of the World Cup 2018 group stages continues, teams are starting to book their place in the next stage or be...

World Cup 2018 Day 8: Spain ride their luck, English dislocated shoulder, France turn...

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The first week of the 2018 World Cup in Russia has been full of excitement, controversy and goals, with fans hoping the action over...

World Cup 2018 Day 4: VAR questioned, Messi committed, Germany and Neymar fitness updates

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The 2018 World Cup’s longest day took place on Saturday, with four games played in Russia for fans to enjoy. In today’s news, we recap...

World Cup 2018 Day 3: Spain star slams ‘diving’ Ronaldo, Suarez defended, Messi uncertainty

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It was an action-packed second day of the 2018 World Cup on Friday, with three games producing eight goals - fans are now waiting...

2018 World Cup Preview: Group D Fixtures, Predictions & Analysis

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A real contender for the infamous Group of Death moniker, Group D at the World Cup should be intriguing viewing. Arguably the best player to...

Argentina 2018 World Cup Fixtures, Squad & Predictions

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The famously tough South American qualification process almost claimed a massive scalp but Argentina scraped into this summer’s tournament after a campaign in which...

Man Utd could agree deal for Alba whom Messi ‘won’t allow to leave’ Barcelona

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According to Don Balon, Manchester United could agree a deal with Barcelona for £131m-rated defender Jordi Alba whom Lionel Messi ‘is not at all...

Barcelona 2 Real Madrid 2: Messi proves himself once more as Bale steps up

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Age-old rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid played out a sensational Clasico fixture on Sunday night, with the sides unable to be separated in a...

Liverpool 5 Roma 2: Salah’s stats better than Messi’s, Reds must sell this summer

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Liverpool took a giant step towards the Champions League final on Tuesday night with a 5-2 win over Roma, in a scintillating display by...

On This Day in Football: Bolivia crush Argentina

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On this day in 2009, Bolivia beat Argentina 6-1 in a 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier which matched their record loss in international football. The...