Age won't determine when I retire, says Messi

Thu, 28 Mar 2024 - 10:19 GMT

Messi, who played for 17 years at Barcelona before signing for Paris St Germain in 2021 and Inter Miami last year, will turn 37 in under three months but knows for sure that his age will not determine when it is time to hang up his boots.

Messi's shirts from Argentina's World Cup triumph fetch $7.8 million

Fri, 15 Dec 2023 - 07:15 GMT

Auction house Sotheby's said the price for the set of shirts shattered the previous record for the sale of an item associated with the player, making it the most valuable sporting memorabilia auctioned this year.

Messi, Mbappe, Haaland finalists for FIFA Best Men's Player award

Fri, 15 Dec 2023 - 06:55 GMT

Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland are the three finalists for the FIFA 2023 Best Men's Player award, world soccer's governing body said on Thursday.

Messi focused on Copa America title defence, not long-term Argentina future

Sat, 02 Dec 2023 - 11:16 GMT

Argentina captain Lionel Messi is not thinking about his international future beyond next year's Copa America, where he will try to lead the country to a second successive continental title at the tournament in the United States.

Rodrygo says he received racist abuse after Messi argument

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 - 11:44 GMT

Brazil striker Rodrygo said he had received racist messages on social media accounts following an argument with Argentina captain Lionel Messi before the teams' World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.

Colombia fight back to shock Brazil, Uruguay beat Messi's Argentina

Fri, 17 Nov 2023 - 12:01 GMT

Brazil lost their second consecutive World Cup qualifier match as Colombia fought back to win 2-1 against the five-times champions, who dropped to fifth place in the South American standings on Thursday.

Messi fit for Argentina qualifiers, says Scaloni

Thu, 16 Nov 2023 - 10:36 GMT

Lionel Messi will be fit for Argentina's World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Brazil despite his lack of game time, coach Lionel Scaloni said on Wednesday.

Messi still in doubt for Paraguay qualifier, says Scaloni

Thu, 12 Oct 2023 - 12:53 GMT

"For him, one more training session is important and I will talk to him to decide whether he plays or not, but I have to talk to him first and above all I have to be sure that he can start," Scaloni told reporters.

Messi exits in first half of Inter Miami match

Thu, 21 Sep 2023 - 11:06 GMT

Messi was replaced by Robert Taylor in the 37th minute with the score tied at 0-0, taking off the captain's armband and handing it to DeAndre Yedlin.

Messi magic earns Argentina win over Ecuador in World Cup qualifier

Fri, 08 Sep 2023 - 08:45 GMT

Captain Messi, however, continued the fine form he is showing with club side Inter Miami by scoring from a free kick after 77 minutes.

Leagues Cup title would be 'incredible' for Inter Miami, says Messi

Fri, 18 Aug 2023 - 12:24 GMT

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has been a terror from his first game scoring nine goals in six matches powering Miami into the Leagues Cup final on Saturday where they will face Nashville SC.

Messi magic continues as Inter Miami reach Leagues Cup final

Wed, 16 Aug 2023 - 03:03 GMT

Philadelphia, who made the MLS Cup final last year and have a dominant record at home, were poised to be Miami's biggest test since the latter added the Argentinean striker to their roster last month.

Messi's MLS debut pushed back due to Leagues Cup progress

Thu, 10 Aug 2023 - 11:53 GMT

Messi scored in his third consecutive match for Inter in a 3-1 victory over Orlando City last week, helping them move into the last 16 of the tournament.

Cirque du Soleil wants audiences to relive Messi's World Cup party

Sat, 05 Aug 2023 - 09:28 GMT

The performance titled 'Messi10', after his favored jersey number, showcases the rise of the striker from his early childhood in Rosario to his iconic moment as world champion.

Messi volleys Inter Miami into Leagues Cup last 16 with two goals against Orlando

Thu, 03 Aug 2023 - 08:28 GMT

Kickoff was delayed by 95 minutes because of a thunderstorm, but once the match got under way, Messi took little time to settle down and opened the scoring in the seventh minute.

Messi scores stoppage-time winner in Inter Miami debut

Sat, 22 Jul 2023 - 09:30 GMT

Messi drew a foul about 25 yards from goal in the dying seconds and stepped up to deliver what everyone came to see as his free kick sailed into the top left corner and sent the crowd into delirium.

Messi surprises team mate in group chat ahead of grand unveiling

Fri, 21 Jul 2023 - 04:44 GMT

"I didn't even know whether Messi was in the group chat yet, but he popped up straightway and said, 'How many do you need though?' Straightaway like that.

Messi's Miami move no holiday, says Martino

Fri, 30 Jun 2023 - 12:57 GMT

"This happens to us even on a personal level; sometimes we associate the United States, Miami, holidays - this isn't that." he added. "We want to compete... they are not footballers who are going to come here to not compete."

Messi says he struggled to adapt after PSG move, some fans treated him differently

Sat, 24 Jun 2023 - 07:02 GMT

"My stay in Paris started with a very difficult adaptation, much more than I expected, even though I had people I knew in the dressing room. It was difficult to adapt, the change, arriving late, not having a pre-season, adapting to the new club, the new way of playing, new teammates, the city...It wasn't easy for me or for my family," he told BeIN Sports.

Barcelona wish Messi good luck in 'league with fewer demands'

Thu, 08 Jun 2023 - 10:38 GMT

"Barcelona president (Joan) Laporta understood and respected Messi's decision to want to compete in a league with fewer demands, further away from the spotlight and the pressure he has been subject to in recent years," the LaLiga side said.