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Barca yet to decide if Suarez ready to start

FC Barcelona coach Quique Setien has not yet decided whether their Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was ready to return to the team’s starting line-up.

Messi misses training again with thigh injury

FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi sat out Friday’s training session as he has a small thigh strain, the Spanish league champions have said.

COVID-19: Messi looks forward to getting back to field, rules out risk of infection

Lionel Messi believes he is better off not thinking too much about the risk of being infected by the coronavirus as Spanish football clubs step up their return to activity.

Messi hits hat-trick as Barca torment Betis

Lionel Messi was lauded by opposition supporters on Sunday after he scored an outstanding hat-trick in Barcelona’s 4-1 win at Real Betis. The win put...

Messi scores again as Barca stretch La Liga lead

Lionel Messi scored for the seventh time in four La Liga games on Sunday as champions FC Barcelona scraped their way to a hard-fought...

CR7: ‘I Deserve Ballon d’Or’

Cristiano Ronaldo says he deserves to win the Ballon d'Or for a sixth time, over rivals including Antoine Griezmann, Luka Modric, Kylian Mbappe and...

Best Fifa Football Awards winners to be announced on Monday

Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah are the finalists for the men's player award for 2018 with no place for Lionel Messi. Ada Hegerberg,...

Barcelona kick off in Spanish Supercup with Messi as captain

Barcelona kick off a new season and a new era when they take on Sevilla in the Spanish Supercup in Morocco on Sunday with...

Mbappe, Modric challenge Messi’s, Ronaldo’s hold on FIFA’s Best awards

World Cup finalists, Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric have been nominated to challenge Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's stranglehold on the World Footballer of...

Don’t retire from international football yet, Tevez tells Messi

Argentina's forward Lionel Messi reacts at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D Former Argentina forward, Carlos Tevez, has urged Lionel...

John Mikel Obi: A redemption story

By the end of the 2012 European season, John Obi Mikel had won everything there was to win at club level. Premier League titles,...

Messi and Ronaldo take centre stage as World Cup enters knockouts

The world's two greatest players roar into the knockout stage of the World Cup on Saturday, with Lionel Messi's Argentina and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal...

Messi and Ronaldo gear up for World Cup knockout phase

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi take centre stage as the World Cup shifts into high gear at the weekend with the start of the...

Messi must deliver and France must fire in World Cup last 16

Argentina and Lionel Messi need to find form fast if they are to go any further in the World Cup on Saturday when they...

Super Eagles head home with high hopes for next World Cup

Beaten late on in Saint Petersburg Tuesday night by Lionel Messi's Argentina, Nigeria head home from Russia disappointed to exit at the group stage but full of optimism for future tournaments.

Maradona drama is a problem for Argentina and Messi

When Lionel Messi ran to the corner and sank to his knees, the enduring image of Argentina scrambling into the World Cup's last 16 was set.

Messi, Rojo end Nigeria’s World Cup dream in Russia

Argentina rescued their World Cup hopes in dramatic fashion yesterday as defender Marcos Rojo scored a stunning volley to snatch a late 2-1 win...

Messi’s Argentina have shot at World Cup redemption

Lionel Messi's Argentina face their World Cup day of destiny on Tuesday, needing a win to have any chance of progressing to the last...

Nigeria will go hard on Argentina because there is no mercy for Messi, says Rohr

The Super Eagles will go into today's last group D match against Argentina aware that they would be meeting a desperate team fighting for...

World Cup: No mercy for Messi, Rohr promises

Nigeria will take delight in ending potentially Lionel Messi's last World Cup for Argentina despite their love and admiration for the five-time world player of the year, promised Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr.

World Cup: Super Eagles will win Argentina – FCT fans

Some fans in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, say they are optimistic about Super Eagles having a good run against Argentina in their last group match.

Messi’s birthday party and other titbits from World Cup

His 31st birthday Sunday falls smack bang in the middle of a complex overseas work assignment for his country, but the little town of...

Football has outgrown big names, says Onigbinde

The Coach of FRSC FC of Abuja, Akinade Onigbinde, on Monday said that today's football had grown above big names of players or countries. Onigbinde...

On the brink, Argentina handed a final shot at World Cup salvation

Held by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia, Argentina's World Cup could already have been all but over, but Lionel Messi and the rest of...

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