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A flight to remember for a Messi co-passenger

Muscat-based marine engineer Amrit Sarkar who boarded Qatar Airways' flight No QR 294 will forever remember his flight from Doha to Kolkata all his life as you don't always have the privilege of being

Jet lagged Messi attends full practice session under new coach


Argentina captain and star forward Lionel Messi, who arrived in the wee hours today, defied jet lag and fatigue to join his teammates for a full practice session under new coach Alejandro Sabella at t

Lionel Messi arrives in Kolkata for Venezuela friendly

Lionel Messi kept his date with the football crazy city as he landed in the wee hours of Wednesday but by giving miss to the thousands of hysteric fans who gathered at the airport in the unearthly hou

Dream match for Argentine fans


When Lionel Messi and the star-studded Argentinian team play in India, the fans here in Malappuram will not be able to sit back and watch the game just on the television screen.

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A little Argentina in Kolkata

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Hours before superstar Lionel Messi is slated to set foot in this soccer-mad city, a little Argentina has sprung up in the southern outskirts of India's eastern metropolis.

An 18-foot flex cut-out of

Tickets yet to be sold for 'Messi match'


Despite all the hype over Lionel Messi-led Argentina's FIFA international friendly against Venezuela, the response has not been up to the mark with many tickets yet to be sold.

In fact, it will be an

Lionel Messi wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award


Lionel Messi has won the inaugural UEFA Best Player in Europe award for the 2010-11 season.

Messi beat his Barcelona teammate Xavi Hernandez and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid in a poll of journali

Messi on his way, but is the Salt Lake ready for him?


It may be billed as an international friendly on the Fifa calendar.

But for Argentina, their game against Venezuela here on September 2 is anything but ‘friendly.’

Put another way, the clash at the

Messi to lead Argentina in Kolkata friendly, Tevez left out


Striker Carlos Tevez has been left out of the star-studded Argentina football squad led by Barcelona supertstar Lionel Messi for a friendly match against Venezuela, which would be held at the Salt Lak

Argentine assistant coach satisfied with practice facilities in India

The three-member team led by Argentine assistant coach Julian Camino on Thursday appeared to be satisfied after inspection of Mohun Bagan ground which will be the practice venue ahead of his country's

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