Messi Banned From International Football, May Retire Soon

Lionel Messi

By Akinwale Kasali Argentine Superstar and Five-time World Best Footballer, Lionel Messi has been banned for three months by the South American Football body, CONMEBOL, following his allegation against the Continent’s body of being corrupt during the COPA America tournament. The Barcelona captain was handed a-$50,000 fine for his comments after his team’s 2-1 win over Chile in the third place playoff at the tournament held in Brazil. After the third place triumph by the Albaiceleste, as the Argentina team are called, Messi refused to accept his Bronze medal and,…

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Ronaldinho Says Messi Didn’t Force His Barcelona Exit

RONALDINHO has tried to debunk the myth that he had a bad influence on Lionel Messi and subsequently had to leave the Nou Camp, Express.co.uk reports. Ronaldinho joined Barcelona at the start of Messi’s incredible career and left the club in 2008 after making 145 appearances and collecting five trophies, including the Champions League. The Brazilian always appeared to enjoy his football while in Spain and seemed to play with a smile. But he has revealed that Frank Rijkaard played a role in his decision to leave. And he insists…

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Isco Says Zidane Has No Faith In Him

Hat-trick hero Isco said it was a relief to play for Spain as he feels Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has no faith in him. Spain destroyed Argentina, who were without Lionel Messi, 6-1 in a friendly on Tuesday as Isco stole the show with his triple at the Wanda Metropolitano. The 25-year-old has become a key player under coach Julen Lopetegui and is expected to start at this summer’s World Cup in a front three alongside Diego Costa and David Silva. But Zidane has not shown the same faith…

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Rohr Insists That His Players Are Not Afraid Of Messi

  By Akinwale Kasali Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr revealed that his players are not afraid of Argenitna’s Lionel Messi. He said that though Messi is the best player in the world having won five Ballon d’Or, but his players will tame the Barcelona FC superstar when hostilities commence at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Rohr made this disclosure over the weekend at the Agege Township Stadium, where he had gone to watch the Nigeria Professional Football League match between MFM FC and Heartland FC. which ended 3-0…

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Messi Breaks Chelsea Hoodoo

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi struck for the first time in nine games against Chelsea to give Barcelona the upper hand from the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday by salvaging a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Willian’s fine strike just after the hour mark had put Chelsea in command after earlier hitting both posts in the first half. However, one moment of carelessness cost Chelsea dear as Andres Iniesta intercepted Andreas Christensen’s pass to tee up Messi to swing the balance of the tie in Barca’s favour 15…

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