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Barca star Messi accused of sending ‘secret dribbling signals’ to Syrian rebels


Barcelona FC star Lionel Messi was on Tuesday night dragged into the weirdest propaganda war ever between opposing sides in Syria.

The world's highest-paid footballer was accused of sending secret si

Messi hailed as 'living legend' after goal record


Spanish and Argentinian media hailed Barcelona's Lionel Messi on Wednesday as 'a living legend' and 'eternal after the striker became the club's highest goalscorer of all time.

"Messi rewrites histor

Romario boasts he's better than Messi, Maradona


Football legend and current Brazilian parliamentarian Romario has bragged that he is still the best football player ever.

The scorer of more than 1,000 career goals pretentiously stated on Saturday t

Barcelona aim to unite Neymar and Messi


Barcelona confirmed that Santos striker Neymar remains a target for the Spanish club and they want to have him and Lionel Messi playing side-by-side in 2013.

Barcelona promised to return to its endea

Five-goal Lionel Messi leads Barcelona into last eight


Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a Champions League tie as Barcelona routed Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 to reach the quarter-finals with a crushing 10-2 aggregate win on Wednesday.

Lionel Messi wins third straight Ballon d'Or


Lionel Messi was on Monday awarded the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or at a star-studded ceremony in Zurich, the third consecutive year that he has won the prestigious award for the world's outstanding football

Messi among 23 candidates for world player award

Lionel Messi is in the running for a third consecutive FIFA world player of the year award after being selected among the 23 candidates for the 2011 prize.

FIFA released the shortlist early on Tuesda

Lionel Messi bids adieu to Kolkata in style


Lionel Messi ended his five-day Kolkata sojourn on Sunday, mesmerising a thousand-odd crowd who sneaked in during Argentina's 'close door' practice session at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan here.

The Ar

Stringent security arrangement for Messi and Co


With Lionel Messi's Argentina all set to play their FIFA international friendly match against Venezuela on Friday, the police are not taking any chances and tight security arrangements have been put i

Organisational goof-up ahead of Messi match


In yet another case of organisational mismanagement, the police on Thursday spotted security-related loopholes in the media accreditation cards for the Lionel Messi-starrer Argentina versus Venezuela

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