Messi controversy as Argentina, Eagles Clash in USA

February 24, 2024 Admin II 0

  Indication emerged that the much anticipated international friendly between Argentina and Nigeria will now take place on March 26, 2024 in Los Angeles, USA Football superstar Lionel Messi is among 5op players expected to feature for the game. The venue – LA Memorial Coliseum is stadium with 77,500 crowd capacity. Botched Venue Plan The game was earlier scheduled to be played in Shanghai, Read More

Breaking: Again, Messi emerges FIFA best footballer of the year

January 15, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Lionel Messi won FIFA’s “The Best” award for the third time on Monday as the Argentine pipped Manchester City’s Erling Haaland to the prize for best men’s player in 2023. Haaland was favourite to win after scoring 52 times in his debut season with Manchester City, but Messi edged the vote after winning Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain and the Read More

Messi’s Inter Miami face Ronaldo’s Al Nassr February 1

December 13, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will meet in Saudi Arabia after all. Inter Miami confirmed Monday that it will take part in the Riyadh Season Cup — something that was announced by Saudi officials Nov. 21. Inter Miami said the reports at that time were inaccurate. However, the MLS side announced Monday it will play Al Hilal on Jan. 29 Read More

Messi, Ronaldo to clash again as Inter Miami face Al Nassr

November 21, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will renew their rivalry in mouth-watering match next year billed as ‘The Last Dance’. The two greatest players of their generation have gone head-to-head for the best part of two decades, winning numerous major honours including 13 Ballon d’Ors between them. It had looked like they might have met for the last time when Ronaldo, Read More

I prefer Ronaldo to Messi – Teenage sensation

November 20, 2023 Admin III 0

Real Madrid-bound teenager Endrick has admitted he is a bigger fan of Cristiano Ronaldo than Lionel Messi ahead of Brazil’s clash with Argentina. Endrick has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence over the past year at Palmeiras. The Brazilian youngster impressed enough to attract the attention of Real Madrid, who triggered the €60 million (£52m/$64m) release clause in his contract Read More

Messi scoops another award

November 13, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi has added another accolade to his trophy-laden last 12 months, after winning Inter Miami’s MVP award for the 2023 season. Miami announced on their website that Messi was their most valuable player for the 2023 season, despite him only joining the club in June – after his exit from Paris Saint-Germain. Admittedly, the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner has Read More

Suarez nears another reunion with Messi, agrees Inter Milan move

November 4, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are set to reunite at Inter Miami after the MLS club negotiated a deal to sign the Uruguayan from Gremio. ESPN report that a one-year contract with an option for a further season has been agreed and is expected to completed soon. Suarez departs Porto Alegre midway through a two-year deal after admitting the physical Read More

Haaland sends message to Messi after Ballon d’Or snub

November 1, 2023 Admin III 0

Erling Haaland congratulated Lionel Messi after the Argentine star won his record eighth Ballon d’Or on Monday. Goal machine Haaland sent a congratulatory message to Messi despite losing the Ballon d’Or to the Argentine superstar in Paris on Monday. The Norwegian forward shared Messi’s Instagram post with the Golden Ball on his story and wrote, “Felicitaciones @LEOMESSI” which translates to Read More

How Messi overcame Haaland to win record 8th Ballon d’Or

October 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi has won a record eighth Ballon d’Or, beating off competition from Manchester City sensation Erling Haaland for the 2023 award. Messi was favourite to clinch the Golden Ball heading into the star-studded ceremony in Paris, and he was indeed handed the gong by footballing legend David Beckham on Monday night. The 36-year-old came ahead of Manchester City’s Erling Read More

What Messi told Haaland after winning 2023 Ballon d’Or

October 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi shared a message for Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe after winning his record eighth Ballon d’Or. The Argentine superstar, who helped his nation win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, was awarded the Ballon d’Or for a record eighth time in his career in Paris on Monday. After bagging the Golden Ball once again, Messi shared a message Read More

Hazard backs Messi to win another Ballon d’Or

October 30, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi is the rightful winner of the Ballon d’Or after guiding Argentina to World Cup success last year, ex-Real Madrid star Eden Hazard says. Messi is seen as one of the top candidates to win the prize in a ceremony in Paris on Monday. The Inter Miami star’s leading role in Argentina’s journey to the World Cup title in Read More

Osimhen, Messi, Haaland: Who wins 2023 Ballon d’Or?

October 30, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigeria International striker, Victor Osimhen would know his fate as the identities of the 2023 Ballon d’Or award winners are revealed today in Paris. The 24-old-year Osimhen last season helped Napoli to win the Italian Scudetto for the first since the Diego Maradona era when he contributed some 26 Serie A goals plus another five goals in other competition to Read More

Messi yet to break Ballon d’Or record – Reports

October 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi could become the all-time leading Ballon d’Or winner next week, although many people thought he had already broken the record. According to reports, Messi will be named the best male footballer in the world for the eighth time at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris on Monday. Nobody can currently match the Argentine’s current haul of seven, although Read More

Despite featuring in few games, award awaits Messi in MLS

October 27, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi has been revealed as a finalist for an MLS end-of-year award, despite only playing six league games for Inter Miami in 2023. The Argentina captain has been included in the final three candidates for the MLS Newcomer of the Year award despite only playing six times in the competition for Inter Miami. The finalists were determined by a Read More

At last, Messi speaks on leaving Inter Miami

October 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi has denied rumors he could seek a loan move away from Inter Miami over the MLS offseason. Messi struggled with an injury down the stretch of the regular season, and the Herons were officially eliminated from playoff contention with a loss to FC Cincinnati last weekend. That has led to reports the 36-year-old could seek out a temporary Read More

Inter Miami: Messi highest paid MLS player

October 19, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi is the highest-paid player in MLS at the moment – and he is earning far more than team-mates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba’s wages. According to figures released by the MLS Players Association, Inter Miami star Messi is the highest-paid player in the league. The Argentine superstar, who moved to the U.S. this summer, is reportedly earning a Read More

2023: Again, Ronaldo topples Messi, others to emerge richest footballer

October 14, 2023 Admin III 0

Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest paid footballer in the world in 2023, earning more than the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar during the past 12 months, according to Forbes. Ronaldo, who Forbes also ranks as the highest paid athlete of any sport, topped the list with expected total earnings of $260 million. The Portugal forward’s contract with Saudi Arabian Read More

Messi doesn’t deserve to win Ballon d’Or – Rabiot

October 12, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi doesn’t deserve to win the Ballon d’Or this year, says Adrien Rabiot, who backed either Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland to win the prize. Messi is seen as one of the favourites to win the prize for the eighth time in his career, but Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe and Manchester City striker Haaland are also in the picture. Read More

Why Messi’s Inter Miami suffered another devastating defeat – Official

October 5, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi did not feature for Inter Miami against the Chicago Fire because he “is not healthy enough to play”, says head coach Tata Martino. The Argentine superstar sat out a fourth consecutive game on Wednesday evening, with the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner having picked up an unfortunate injury during the last round of international fixtures in September. With Messi Read More

Messi-less Argentina thrash Bolivia in World Cup qualifier

September 13, 2023 Admin III 0

Argentina rested captain Lionel Messi but they still made light work of Bolivia as they won 3-0 to claim their second victory of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday. Angel Di Maria took over as captain in Messi’s absence and shone, providing two assists before halftime. “It’s two games in, we knew it was important to get six points Read More

Messi, Haaland, De Bruyne up for UEFA Player of the Year award

August 18, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi, Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne have been shortlisted for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award. Manchester City duo Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland and Lionel Messi, now of Inter Miami, have been voted as the top three nominees for the 2022-23 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award. The shortlist was selected by the Read More

Neymar may join Messi in MLS

August 10, 2023 Admin III 0

Neymar could follow former team-mate Lionel Messi to MLS this summer, with LAFC preparing a sensational move for the Brazilian star. Neymar has reportedly informed Paris Saint-Germain that he wants to leave this summer as the Brazilian eyes a return to his former side, Barcelona. Amid the possibility of Neymar exiting the French champions, MLS clubs have suddenly shown interest Read More