Messi fit to play Bilbao

2014-09-13 10:39

Lionel Messi has recovered from a leg injury and has been included in the Barca squad for the match against Athletic Bilbao.

Barca trio back in training

2014-09-09 09:31

Barcelona trio Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Thomas Vermaelen returned to training with their team mates on Monday.

Messi could face jail time

2014-08-06 10:22

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi and his father could face up to six years behind bars after being investigated for tax fraud.

Messi gets Golden Ball backing

2014-07-19 11:01

Former Liverpool boss, Gerard Houllier, has defended FIFA’s decision to name Lionel Messi the best player at the SWC.

Messi award surprises Sepp

2014-07-15 10:07

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has admitted that he was not expecting Lionel Messi to win the Golden Ball award at the World Cup.

Heroes' welcome for Argentina

2014-07-14 20:00

Thousands of people greeted Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentina team when the squad flew home to Buenos Aires.

SWC award winners

2014-07-14 14:03

Germany were crowned the 2014 Soccer World Cup champions but which individuals walked away with the prestigious awards?

Messi: We lacked killer instinct

2014-07-14 09:27

Lionel Messi regretted his side's missed chances after Germany beat his side 1-0 in the Soccer World Cup final on Sunday.

Messi v Müller for Golden Boot

2014-07-12 09:13

Thomas Müller and Lionel Messi will be fighting for the crown of Soccer World Cup top goalscorer when they duel in the final.

Messi out to match Maradona

2014-07-10 07:08

Argentina star Lionel Messi will get his chance to emulate Diego Maradona in the 2014 Soccer World Cup final.

The 5 best SWC far

2014-07-08 18:30

The SWC has produced several goals of outstanding quality, with these five seen as the best of the tournament so far.

Messi hails 'best' match

2014-07-05 22:53

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi says his side has produced their best match of the Socer World Cup in beating Belgium.

Sabella defends Messi tactics

2014-07-04 19:08

Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella has rejected suggestions that his team are overly dependent on Lionel Messi.

SWC: Quarter-Finals preview

2014-07-04 11:04

The Soccer World Cup enters the business end tonight as the Last 8 will shortly become the Last 4.

Zabaleta lauds Messi impact

2014-07-03 08:51

Pablo Zabaleta believes Argentina are lucky to have Lionel Messi, "the best player in the world", representing them in Brazil.

Messi: We were nervous

2014-07-02 09:14

Lionel Messi believes "nervousness" effected Argentina during their World Cup last-16 clash against Switzerland.

Messi to bring joy to Argentina

2014-07-01 12:17

Lionel Messi will try to bring some joy to the gloom enveloping the embattled nation when they face Switzerland.

Messi, Neymar stay on course

2014-06-27 07:43

Argentina star Lionel Messi and Brazil's Neymar remain on collision course as the most entertaining World Cup enters the knockout rounds.

Enyeama cools Messi contest

2014-06-25 11:22

Nigerian vice captain Vincent Enyeama is attempting to downplay the personal duel between himself and Argentina's Lionel Messi.

Argentina eye top spot

2014-06-25 09:13

Argentina bid to secure top spot in World Cup Group F against a Nigeria side looking to reach the last 16.

Messi expects more

2014-06-23 15:40

Lionel Messi admits Argentina have not yet found their stride at the 2014 SWC but believes his side will improve.

Messi sends Argentina through

2014-06-21 20:04

Lionel Messi curled in an injury-time goal to give Argentina a World Cup win over battling Iran to send them into the second round.

Messi: Back Argentina attack!

2014-06-20 15:56

Argentina captain Lionel Messi believes coach Alejandro Sabella has to back his side's attacking capabilities when they face Iran.

Messi wants Higuain at Barca

2014-06-17 12:47

Lionel Messi would be "delighted" if his Argentine World Cup team-mate Gonzalo Higuain joined him at Barcelona.

Messi's moment at last

2014-06-14 09:11

Lionel Messi will attempt to cement his legacy as an all-time great when Argentina tackle Bosnia-Hercegovina in their SWC opener.


Mathieu sidelined by ankle injury

2014-09-10 12:57

Jeremy Mathieu missed training after it was revealed the Barcelona defender is nursing a right ankle knock.

Messi to miss SWC rematch

2014-09-01 12:56

Argentina captain Lionel Messi will miss his side's friendly against world champions Germany on Wednesday due to a groin strain.

Messi's sponsors remain loyal

2014-08-01 10:11

Despite an ongoing probe into possible tax evasion, Lionel Messi continues to receive the loyal support of his sponsors.

Real, Barca top Forbes rich list

2014-07-17 08:30

Spanish sides Real Madrid and Barcelona have topped the Forbes rich list by being named the world's two riches sports franchises.

Maradona: Messi not the best

2014-07-14 21:00

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has said compatriot Lionel Messi did not deserve to be named best player of the SWC.

Past Golden Ball winners

2014-07-14 14:04

Recent recipients of the SWC Player of the Tournament after Argentina's Lionel Messi picked up the 2014 Golden Ball award.

Messi didn't deserve Golden Ball

2014-07-14 10:30

The man who lead Argentina to their last SWC triumph has said that Lionel Messi was not the rightful winner of the Golden Ball.

Messi vomited in SWC final

2014-07-14 07:36

Argentina captain Lionel Messi vomited during the Soccer World Cup final, as he has done on many occasions before.

Neymar backing Messi

2014-07-11 08:37

Neymar has thrown his support behind his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi to lead rivals Argentina to victory over Germany.

4 key battles in SWC semi #2

2014-07-09 11:59

Here are four key battles in the SWC semi-final between Netherlands and Argentina at the Corinthians arena.

Brazil plot Germany demise

2014-07-08 10:32

Brazil and Germany collide in a heavyweight clash of continental superpowers on Tuesday as the SWC semi-finals get under way.

Messi wishes Neymar well

2014-07-05 12:10

Four-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi wished his Barcelona team-mate Neymar a quick recovery.

Fans rate Messi as SWC's best

2014-07-04 14:33

Sport24 asked the not so simple question, "Who will be crowned Player of the Tournament?" and the fans have had their say.

Don't blame Messi - Maradona

2014-07-03 15:37

Argentina are playing far below their best, are over-reliant on Lionel Messi and must improve, according to Diego Maradona.

A cut above the rest

2014-07-02 14:15

A Texas barber, who is known for his "hair portraits" of celebrities, is offering World Cup fans a new look.

Sabella: We deserved to win

2014-07-02 08:27

Argentina needed an extra-time goal from Angel Di Maria to overcome Switzerland in a nailbiting SWC match on Tuesday.

Argentina fans count on Messi

2014-07-01 09:00

Argentine fans will besiege Sao Paulo to see four-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi and his team take on Switzerland.

Nigeria lose, but progress

2014-06-25 20:23

Lionel Messi has scored twice as Argentina beat Nigeria in the World Cup, with both teams advancing to the second round.

Late birthday goal for Messi?

2014-06-25 09:47

Lionel Messi will be out to score goals, while France fight to prove that South America will not get everything its own way.

Nigeria face Messi's Argentina

2014-06-24 12:17

Nigeria face already qualified Argentina in Porto Alegre on Wednesday with a first appearance in the last 16 since 1998 within grasp.

Messi show papers over cracks

2014-06-22 20:06

Lionel Messi's goal against Iran set off a social media eruption, but could not stop a torrent of criticism falling on Argentina.

Messi returns to SWC spotlight

2014-06-21 14:04

Goal machines Lionel Messi and Thomas Mueller return to the Soccer World Cup centre-stage after France thrashed Switzerland.

Messi wants more offensive Argentina

2014-06-20 07:50

Argentina captain Lionel Messi believes coach Alejandro Sabella must back his side's attacking abilities when they face Iran on Saturday.

Messi sees Argentina home

2014-06-16 08:11

Lionel Messi scored a goal and created another as Argentina opened their Soccer World Cup campaign with a win over Bosnia.

Mascherano: Messi will perform

2014-06-13 14:57

Javier Mascherano is confident that Lionel Messi will perform to the best of his abilities during this year's World Cup campaign.

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