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Ronaldo’s UAE Return: Messi Chants Fill Stadium

Cristiano Ronaldo's Return: Fans Enthralled as Messi Chants Echo Stadium In 2017, Cristiano Ronaldo's heroics led Real Madrid to victory in the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi. Now, years later, Ronaldo finds himself back in the UAE, this time representing Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr against Al Ain FC in an AFC Asian Champions League quarterfinal showdown. Expectations were high as fans anticipated the arrival of the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, hoping to witness his magic on the field. While some
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Messi and Suárez Struggle in Preseason Clash

FC Dallas Triumphs Over Inter Miami as Messi and Suárez Face Scoreless Stint FC Dallas secured a 1-0 exhibition victory against Inter Miami CF at the Cotton Bowl on Monday night, leaving Lionel Messi and company without a goal for the second consecutive game in their extensive preseason world tour. Jesús Ferreira netted the lone goal, while Messi and Luis Suárez struggled to find their Barca magic. Early Lead for FC Dallas Jesús Ferreira provided the early breakthrough for FC Dallas, finding the
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The Best FIFA Awards 2023 Highlights

The Best FIFA Football Awards unfolded in London, crowning Lionel Messi and Aitana Bonmatí as The Best FIFA Men's and Women's Players, with Pep Guardiola and Sarina Wiegman named Best FIFA Coaches. Manchester City's Éderson and Manchester United's Mary Earps claimed The Best FIFA Goalkeeper awards. Guilherme Madruga won the Puskas Award, and Brazil legend Marta received The Best FIFA Special Award for her outstanding career. Messi's Narrow Victory Over Haaland The highlight of the awards night was Lionel Messi narrowly clinching The
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Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo: The Eternal Debate

Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo,The Eternal Debate In the vast realm of football, few debates have echoed as enduringly as the Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo discourse. The rivalry between these two footballing titans has fueled conversations, ignited passions, and divided fans across the globe. As we delve into the nuances of this eternal debate, it becomes clear that Messi and Ronaldo are not just players; they are footballing phenomena that have transcended eras, leaving an indelible mark on the beautiful game. 1.
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Ranked! The 100 best football players of all time

Ranked! The Top 100 Football Legends of All Time In this comprehensive ranking, we dive into the illustrious careers and achievements of the 100 most legendary football players to have ever graced the beautiful game. From the likes of Messi and Maradona to Ronaldo and Cruyff, we explore their remarkable journeys and impact on the world of football. George Best George Best was not only one of the most iconic and entertaining football players but also regarded as the finest talent from the
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I dreamt of bringing the greatest players in the…

It’s done. Lionel Messi is officially an Inter Miami player, a deal extending until December 2025 that will see him earn around $60m annually for the Major League Soccer (MLS) club. It will only be a third football club for the Argentine World Cup winning captain, who made a move from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain in summer 2021. For former PSG midfielder and Inter Miami co-owner, Messi moving to his club is a dream come true. The former England captain took to
Ballon d'Or 2023 Ranking

Ballon d’Or 2023: Ranking the Top 5 Favourites –…

The Ballon d'Or is the most prestigious individual prize in football. It is presented by the French news magazine France Football to the best-performing footballer in a season. Over the course of time, the Ballon d'Or has come to represent the pinnacle of individual achievement in the world of football. The winner of the Ballon d'Or is chosen by a combination of votes from media representatives, national team captains and coaches. Only the greatest players to have ever pulled on a pair of
Ticket Sale For Messi

Ticket sales and anticipation are high ahead of Lionel…

There are reminders around the city of Miami of Lionel Messi’s impending arrival: A mural of the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner painted with pink and black Inter Miami colors in the artsy Wynwood neighborhood. Another painting of the soccer star at the entrance of a local Argentinian restaurant. No. 10 Argentina jerseys sprinkled throughout the city. Messi, who turned 36 this month, announced on June 7 that he was joining Inter Miami in a move that stunned the soccer world and will bring
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Manchester City’s Rodri Deserves the 2023 Ballon d’Or over…

Football fans on Twitter have claimed that Manchester City's Rodri deserves the 2023 Ballon d'Or over Lionel Messi following Spain's UEFA Nations League win. La Roja lifted the Nations League title for the first time in their history following a 5-4 win on penalties (0-0 after extra-time) over Croatia on Sunday, June 18. It marked Rodri's fourth title of the 2022-23 season after he won the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League. The 26-year-old midfielder has been key to the success
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Lionel Messi Just One Goal Away from Making History

Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi is on the verge of making history in his legendary career after he reached 699 goals in club football post PSG’s 4-3 Ligue 1 home win over Lille OSC on matchday 24. The Argentine forward scored the game-winning goal of the match in Nick of time and also created three goal-scoring chances for teammates. His lone late goal came from a exciting free-kick at the Parc des Princes. With one more goal, the Argentine forward can become the
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Qatar 2022 Voted Best FIFA World Cup of 21st…

With a staggering 78% of the vote, Qatar 2022 in Qatar has been selected as the best FIFA World Cup of this century in a BBC Sport poll. The 2002 World Cup (Japan/South Korea) came in second place with only 6% of the vote, followed by 2014 (Brazil) with 5%, 2006 (Germany) and 2018 (Russia), which tied for fourth place with 4% each and 2010 (South Africa), which received 3%. Lionel Messi finally won the one prize he had failed to win throughout

Messi tops Forbes’ highest-paid athletes list

Lionel Messi was the world's highest-paid athlete over the last year, according to the annual Forbes list released on Wednesday that had the Paris Saint-Germain forward ahead of the NBA's LeBron James and Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi earned $130 million, a figure which includes $55 million of endorsements, during the 12-month period ended May 1, 2022, to sit atop the list of the 10 highest-paid athletes a year after finishing second to Irish MMA fighter Conor McGregor. Los Angeles Lakers forward James

‘Unstoppable’ Lionel Messi ends ‘desperate’ goal search for PSG…

It was the moment European football had been waiting for - and the one Pep Guardiola knew was probably "unstoppable". Lionel Messi glided forward from the halfway line late on against Manchester City at the Parc des Princes, played a one-two with Paris St-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe and left goalkeeper Ederson rooted to the spot with a shot beautifully placed into the top corner. It was the first club goal of his entire career that had not been scored for Barcelona and sealed

Ronaldo leapfrogs Messi in Forbes list of top-earning players

Sept 23 - Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reclaimed top spot in the list of the world's highest-paid soccer players from Lionel Messi, according to Forbes. Ronaldo, 36, rejoined United from Juventus in August after 12 years away, while Messi has swapped boyhood club Barcelona to join Paris St Germain. Forbes said Ronaldo, among the world's most popular athletes with over 500 million followers across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, is set to make $125 million before taxes in the 2021-22 season, with

Lionel Messi was introduced to the Paris St-Germain fans…

The former Barcelona star was presented with fellow signings Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi. Messi watched from the stand as Mauricio Pochettino's side made it two Ligue 1 wins from two. Goals from Mauro Icardi, Kylian Mbappe, Julian Draxler and Pablo Sarabia ensured PSG's victory. Strasbourg, three goals down inside half-an-hour, had the better chances in the second half, and pulled the score back to 3-2 thanks to headers from Kevin Gameiro and Ludovic Ajorque. But after Alexander Djiku's second yellow
Barcelona Lawyers Move To Block Lionel Messi’s Transfer To PSG

Barcelona Lawyers Move To Block Lionel Messi’s Transfer To…

In a tearful press conference, Messi, 34, recently announced that he is leaving Barcelona this summer, with the club unable to afford his wages even if he were to take a 50% pay cut. Now Barcelona’s legal team is claiming that PSG cannot sign the six-time Ballon d’Or winner on account of their own financial difficulties. Lawyer Juan Branco has confirmed the complaint, tweeting the following statement: On behalf of FC Barcelona partners, my firm has prepared a complaint with the European Commission and demands
Argentina beat Colombia to reach Copa America final against Brazil

Argentina beat Colombia to reach Copa America final against…

As Messi seeks his first major title, Argentina will now face hosts Brazil in the final on Saturday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Argentina defeated Colombia 3-2 in a shootout on Wednesday to storm into the final of Copa America. Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved three penalty shoot-out spot-kicks to ensure Argentina's win in the semi-final tie. Lionel Messi, Leandro Paredes and Lautaro Martinez all scored from the spot to put Argentina through to the final. Colombia will play in the
Messi-inspired Argentina beat Ecuador to set up Colombia semi-final

Messi-inspired Argentina beat Ecuador to set up Colombia semi-final

Lionel Messi scored a free-kick and set up two goals to inspire Argentina to a 3-0 win over Ecuador and set up a Copa America semi-final against Colombia. The 34-year-old forward provided assists for Rodrigo de Paul after 41 minutes and Lautaro Martinez late on. He then curled in a free-kick in injury time after Piero Hincapie was sent off for a foul on Angel di Maria. Last-four opponents Colombia beat Uruguay 4-2 on penalties following a goalless draw. "I've always said that

No Messi, no Ronaldo: Champions League stage set for…

The Brazil international moved to France to win the individual prize, but he has yet to write himself into the history books in that way. The last time that the Champions League quarter-finals were played without either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, Neymar had celebrated his 13th birthday just two months previously. The Brazilian has come a long way since then. He has won domestic titles with Santos, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, and continental finals with the former two. He has also known

Lionel Messi surpasses Xavi to set Barcelona appearance record

Messi netted his league-leading 22nd and 23rd goals from inside the area in the 56th and 89th. Lionel Messi played his 768th match for Barcelona to surpass Xavi Hernández for the record number of club appearances. Messi and American defender Sergiño Dest scored two goals each as Barcelona easily beat Sociedad for its fifth consecutive league win — and ninth straight away from home. Griezmann opened the scoring in the 37th before Dest netted in the 43rd and 53rd minutes for his first