All posts tagged "messi"

  • Lionel Messi (AP, file)
    Barcelona says Messi to undergo tests for kidney problems

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says Lionel Messi is to undergo medical tests to assess a recurrence of kidney problems. Messi missed the Club World Cup semifinal in December due to a renal colic, an abdominal ailment...

    • Posted February 8, 2016
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  • Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
    Coach says Lionel Messi will skip Rio de Janeiro Olympics

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi will skip the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because his coach Gerardo Martino says he needs some rest. Martino spoke Monday on Argentina radio station La Red and says “Messi will...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • Argentina's Lionel Messi delivers a speech after winning the FIFA Men's soccer player of the year 2015 prize during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awarding ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich, Switzerland, Monday, January 11, 2016. (Walter Bieri/KEYSTONE via AP))
    Messi wins FIFA world player award for a record 5th time

    ZURICH (AP) — Lionel Messi has won the FIFA world player of the year award for a record fifth time. Messi ended Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-year hold on the Ballon d’Or trophy, soccer’s top individual honor. The Barcelona...

    • Posted January 11, 2016
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  • German players celebrate with the trophy after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Germany won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
    Germany wins fourth World Cup

    Germany won its fourth World Cup title, another one at the expense of Argentina, as Mario Gotze’s extra-time winner sank the resilient South American side led by Lionel Messi. The final at Estadio Maracana seemed destined for...

    • Posted July 14, 2014
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    Argentina in World Cup final

    Outlasts Netherlands 4-2 in penalty kicks  SAO PAULO (AP) — Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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