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Lionel Messi wanted to leave Barcelona during tax investigation

Lionel Messi was found guilty in 2016 along with his father Jorge of defrauding the Spanish government of 4.2 million euros between 2007 and 2009 over income earned from image rights.

Weekend Roundup: Lionel Messi back with a goal, Manchester in distress, Juventus on top

As Lionel Messi hit a trademark freekick, the city of Manchester endured a painful Sunday, Juventus overtook Inter for the top spot, and Borussia Monchengladbach took a surprise lead in Germany.


Lionel Messi scores first goal of season as Barcelona beat Sevilla 4-0

Messi curled a left-footed free kick over the wall and into the net for his first goal of the season to wrap up Barcelona's 4-0 win over Sevilla in the Spanish league on Sunday.

Lionel Messi sidelined again because of muscle injury

Lionel Messi is expected to miss the league game at Getafe on Saturday and is doubtful for the Champions League match against Inter Milan on Wednesday.

Lionel Messi was excluded by Cristiano Ronaldo for The Best FIFA Men's Player

While Lionel Messi went for Sadio Mane as his top choice and included Cristiano Ronaldo as his second pick, the Portuguese forward left his Argentine rival out of his top three picks for The Best FIFA Men's Player.

Megan Rapinoe, Lionel Messi win FIFA Best awards

Megan Rapinoe was rewarded at the FIFA Best awards for leading the United States to the women's World Cup title in July, as was Jill Ellis who won the women's coach award


Lionel Messi included in Barcelona's Champions League squad to face Borussia Dortmund

Lionel Messi has not played since sustaining a calf injury in pre-season but Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde named him in the group which was on its way to Germany on Monday.

Lionel Messi likely to miss Barcelona's next two fixtures, says Ernesto Valverde

In Lionel Messi's absence, Barcelona have made a lacklustre start to the season, losing their opening game to Athletic Bilbao before taking just four points from fixtures against Real Betis and Osasuna.

Lionel Messi wanted Neymar to return to Barcelona

Lionel Messia also said he had no plans to quit the Catalans any time soon after it was confirmed by the club that his contract contains a clause that allows him to decide at the end of each season whether he wants to leave for free.

Van Dijk, Ronaldo, Messi are finalists for FIFA's best player award

United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at Milan's iconic Scala theatre on September 23.

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Lionel Messi wins FIFA Player of the Year for record-sixth time

Lionel Messi beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to win the best FIFA Player of the Year award for a record-sixth time.

Virat Kohli beats Conor McGregor, Mohamed Salah in Instagram’s rich list 2019

Being the richest Instagram cricketer, Kohli is one of the most known faces in the world of cricket with 36,159,776 followers on the social media platform.


FIFA World Cup 2018 Day 3: Lionel Messi and Argentina hit Icelandic wall

Lionel Messi's Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland.

Hitched: Sports stars who tied the knot in 2017

Many sports stars including Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, football captain Sunil Chhetri, football legend Lionel Messi and tennis star Serena Williams got married in 2017.

From Rohit Sharma’s 35-ball ton to Barcelona’s mauling of Real Madrid: A look at the events of the week

While Rohit Sharma scored the joint-fastest century in T20I, Lionel Messi became the leading goal scorer in El Clasico history

Lionel Messi surpasses Gerd Muller; Barcelona throw water on Real Madrid's title challenge with 3-0 win

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on target as Barcelona thrash Real Madrid 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu.


Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Clasico: Cristiano Ronaldo scores beauty before seeing red

Cristiano Ronaldo made a big impact in his truncated appearance at Camp Nou on Sunday, scoring a goal before being sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

Lionel Messi gets married in hometown: Inside pics, who's who attended

Football star Lionel Messi said 'I do' to childhood girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo in his Argentine hometown Rosario, where footballers and celebrities gathered for the wedding of the century.

Leo Messi, the fifth: Return of the king

Lionel Messi won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the fifth time in Zurich.

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From plastic bag to the real thing: Messi delights Afghan boy with signed jersey

An Afghan boy who became an Internet sensation by wearing a plastic bag fashioned as a Lionel Messi shirt now has the real thing. The Argentinian football star donated the jersey and also signed it for the five-year-old. The Barcelona player is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, the UN children’s agency.

'No excuse' for Arsenal after Barcelona defeat

Barcelona has one foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium with a second half brace from Lionel Messi. Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger says there was “no excuse” as he assesses his team’s performance.