I watch football only when Messi plays: Vidya Balan

National Award winning actress Vidya Balan Saturday confessed her love for football is just limited to Argentinian forward Lionel Messi`s good looks.

Shimon Peres tells Barcelona players they`re `messengers of peace`

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Sunday praised Lionel Messi and his fellow Barcelona stars as "messengers of peace" as they made a brief visit to Israel and the Palestinians territories.

Ranbir’s ‘fan’moment with Lionel Messi!

Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor, who has all the country’s girls drooling over him, experienced his ‘awe’ moment when he met his idol Lionel Andres Messi on Friday.

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.

Ranbir opts for stalls to watch Messi

Looks like the people of Kolkata are in for some major star gazing! The city will soon host a friendly match between Argentina and Venezuela and popular footballer Lionel Messi is all set to play the match. Ranbir Kapoor, who is a major fan of Messi, will be there to be a part of the historic match.

Slum dwellers to walk Messi & Co out

Glad tidings are in store for
four children from the most marginalised communities in
Kolkata as they have been chosen to walk the Lionel Messi-led
Argentina and Venezuela players out into the ground.

Bangladesh overwhelmed by reaction to Messi visit

The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) are being inundated with requests from supporters and sponsors all desperate to grab a piece of the action when Argentina and Nigeria clash in Dhaka next month.

Ranbir to watch Messi in action in Kolkata

Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor and film maker Anurag Basu will be present at the Salt Lake stadium here on Sep 2 to witness Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi in action.

Messi to lead Argentina in Kolkata friendly

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 Lake Stadium on September 2.

Services referee Rowan to officiate Arg. friendly

The Asian Football Confederation has approved the name of Services referee A Rowan who will supervise the star-studded international friendly involving Lionel Messi and Carlos Tevez here on September 2.

YBK still not ready for Messi match

Yuba Bharati Krirangan is running against time
to ready itself for the marquee match featuring Lionel Messi
and Co. on September 2.

Messi fires Barca to dramatic Super Cup win

Lionel Messi volleyed a late winner as Barcelona beat arch-rivals Real Madrid 3-2 in a fiery Spanish Super Cup second leg to secure a 5-4 aggregate victory after the match ended with a mass brawl that saw three players sent off.

Argentina asst coach to inspect work at Salt Lake

A three-member team led by Argentina assistant coach Julian Camino will be in Kolkata to inspect the progress work at the Salt Lake Stadium.

Messi returns to training for Barcelona

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has returned to training after summer holidays and should be ready to play in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup at Real Madrid on Sunday.

Goetze is Germany`s Messi, says Beckenbauer

Football legend Franz Beckenbauer has hailed rising star Mario Goetze as Germany`s equivalent of Argentina`s Lionel Messi ahead of the Germans friendly against South American giants Brazil on Wednesday.

Messi among Barca no-shows for US tour

Lionel Messi, a two-time FIFA Player of the Year, is among several Barcelona players who will not play for the reigning UEFA Champions League winners in their upcoming three-match American tour.

Xavi backs Messi and slams Copa America pitches

Criticism of Lionel Messi following Argentina`s Copa America exit is "totally exaggerated" and having decent pitches would have helped him play better.

Uruguay into Copa semis as Argentina ousted

Uruguay shocked hosts Argentina 5-4 on penalties to win their Copa America quarter-final.

Uruguay standing in way of Messi, Argentina

Fans bombarded Lionel Messi with jeers and graphic profanities last week in a disorganized 0-0 draw against Colombia.

Messi steps up as Argentina`s chief creative force

When Lionel Messi plays for Barcelona he is the goalscorer supreme but when he represents Argentina the responsibility carried by FIFA`s world player of the year is far greater.