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Lionel Messi to miss Barcelona's La Liga opening match

Messi is currently recovering from a calf injury which he suffered during training last week.

Aug 16, 2019, 13:35 PM IST

FIFA World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown dies at 62

Brown, affectionately referred to by his nickname `Tata`, spent most of his playing career at Estudiantes, making close to 300 league appearances for the club.

Aug 13, 2019, 11:45 AM IST

Uruguay striker Diego Forlan announces retirement from professional football

The 40-year-old claimed the Golden Ball at the 2010 World Cup as his side finished fourth.

Aug 07, 2019, 14:29 PM IST

Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi out of US tour with a calf strain

The Argentine forward experienced discomfort in his right leg during Monday`s training session and tests confirmed that the 32-year-old had suffered a grade one calf strain, forcing him out of the tour.

Aug 05, 2019, 17:01 PM IST

Lionel Messi banned from international football for three months

The Barcelona forward was also fined 50,000 US dollars by South American football governing body CONMEBOL on Friday.

Aug 03, 2019, 12:23 PM IST

Mario Gotze says World Cup exclusion was 'really tough' to take

Gotze was the one who scored the match-winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final which helped his side lift the title, defeating Argentina by 1-0.

Aug 02, 2019, 16:28 PM IST

Fanatic Sports appointed ticket re seller for Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Games will be held from July 24 to August 9

Jul 31, 2019, 16:05 PM IST

Painful to see Lionel Messi's career going on without titles, says Al Ahly coach Martin Lasarte

Al Ahly coach Martin Lasarte also said that the "Barcelona star should not be blamed as he is just a human."

Jul 23, 2019, 16:31 PM IST

CONMEBOL rejects Lionel Messi's Copa America criticism

South American football governing body CONMEBOL on Sunday rejected claims from Argentina captain Lionel Messi that results at the Copa America in Brazil were fixed.

Jul 08, 2019, 06:53 AM IST

Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win 9th Copa America title

Everton and Gabriel Jesus struck first-half goals before Richarlison converted a late penalty as hosts Brazil defeated Peru 3-1 in the Copa America final here on Sunday.

Jul 08, 2019, 06:50 AM IST

Lionel Messi gets second red card of career but Argentina beat Chile in Copa America

The incident happened in the 34th minute when Chile’s captain, Gary Medel, shepherded out a ball near his own goal and was challenged by Messi from behind.

Jul 07, 2019, 08:52 AM IST

Copa America: Lionel Messi improves but long wait for Argentina glory drags on

For five times world player of the year Messi, it was just the latest in a long line of disappointments with Argentina.

Jul 04, 2019, 08:20 AM IST

Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 to reach Copa America final

Brazil advanced to the final of the Copa America with a 2-0 win over old rivals Argentina in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday, thanks to a goal in each half from Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino.

Jul 03, 2019, 08:47 AM IST

'Flagbearer' Messi working hard despite lack of sparkle, says Scaloni

Lionel Messi has not been able to conjure up the same attacking flair at the Copa America that he regularly produces for Barcelona.

Jul 02, 2019, 23:22 PM IST

Argentina beat Qatar 2-0 to qualify for Copa America quarter-finals

Argentina took the lead after three minutes when an atrocious pass out of defence went straight to Martinez, who made no mistake from 15 meters out.

Jun 24, 2019, 16:56 PM IST

Diego Maradona dismisses Alzheimer's rumours

Argentina football great Diego Maradona has posted a video on the social media denying reports that he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Jun 21, 2019, 14:27 PM IST

Argentina knocks Scotland out of FIFA Women’s World Cup amid VAR controversy

The final goal of the match was the one that made the match controversial, as many questioned the decision of the Video Assistant Referee.

Jun 20, 2019, 09:28 AM IST

FIFA U-20 World Cup: Underdogs shine to knock out two former champions

It was a day of underdogs at FIFA Under-20 World Cup Poland 2019 as USA and Korea registered remarkable wins against France and Japan, respectively. Another upset was Argentina’s defeat against Mali on penalties.

Jun 05, 2019, 10:33 AM IST

Hockey India names 33 probables for Junior Men's national coaching camp

The tournament will see Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Argentina, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain along with India vie for the top honours.

May 11, 2019, 18:41 PM IST

Lionel Messi haunted by failures but retirement still long way off

The Barcelona striker, speaking on an Argentine radio station on Friday, also surprised listeners by saying that he misses Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who left rivals Real Madrid for Juventus last year.

Mar 30, 2019, 00:23 AM IST