Lionel Messi

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Review of ‘Messi, Superstar’ children’s book

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Writing a children's book is difficult.You have a delicate balancing act when you are writing it to appeal to the right age of children, and stick to that age range throughout. Not only do you have to appeal to kids, but you have to make it interesting, which is extra hard for an adult. And, since kids usually do not make purchase decisions, your content has to at least catch an adult's eye and make them chuckle enough to think their kid will like it.

Review of ‘Messi, Superstar’ children’s book

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Writing a children's book is difficult.You have a delicate balancing act when you are writing it to appeal to the right age of children, and stick to that age range throughout. Not only do you have to appeal to kids, but you have to make it interesting, which is extra hard for an adult. And, since kids usually do not make purchase decisions, your content has to at least catch an adult's eye and make them chuckle enough to think their kid will like it.

Messi keeps 10 million shirt promise to Steph Curry

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi fulfilled his promise to the NBA's MVP Steph Curry for reaching 10 million followers on social media network Instagram by sending the Golden State Warriors talisman a Barcelona shirt with his name and number 10 emblazoned on the back.

Curry is a long-time admirer of the five-time World Footballer of the Year and sent the Argentine a signed Warriors number 30 shirt when Messi reached 30 million followers back in December.

Messi keeps 10 million shirt promise to Steph Curry

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi fulfilled his promise to the NBA's MVP Steph Curry for reaching 10 million followers on social media network Instagram by sending the Golden State Warriors talisman a Barcelona shirt with his name and number 10 emblazoned on the back.

Curry is a long-time admirer of the five-time World Footballer of the Year and sent the Argentine a signed Warriors number 30 shirt when Messi reached 30 million followers back in December.

Lionel Messi fit to face Sporting Gijon, says Luis Enrique

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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insisted Lionel Messi will be 100 percent fit to face Sporting Gijon on Saturday despite suffering a series of knocks in Barca's 8-0 hammering of Deportivo la Coruna.

"He didn't have much luck with the blows in the game the other day, but he trained today and is in perfect condition," said Enrique on Friday.

Lionel Messi fit to face Sporting Gijon, says Luis Enrique

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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insisted Lionel Messi will be 100 percent fit to face Sporting Gijon on Saturday despite suffering a series of knocks in Barca's 8-0 hammering of Deportivo la Coruna.

"He didn't have much luck with the blows in the game the other day, but he trained today and is in perfect condition," said Enrique on Friday.

Suarez hits four in 8-0 Barcelona rout; Torres scores winner for Atletico

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Barcelona bounced back from their worst run of La Liga defeats for 13 years in emphatic fashion as Luis Suarez scored four in an 8-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Wednesday.

Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi, Marc Bartra and Neymar were also on target as Barca reasserted their control on the Spanish title race.

Suarez hits four in 8-0 Barcelona rout; Torres scores winner for Atletico

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Barcelona bounced back from their worst run of La Liga defeats for 13 years in emphatic fashion as Luis Suarez scored four in an 8-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Wednesday.

Ivan Rakitic, Lionel Messi, Marc Bartra and Neymar were also on target as Barca reasserted their control on the Spanish title race.

A Look At Lionel Messi’s 500 Goals

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Against Valencia on Sunday, Lionel Messi scored in Barca's 2- defeat to end one of the worst scoring droughts of his career. The goal was Messi's 500th in all competitions, 50 for Argentina and 450 for Barcelona in what has been a remarkable career.

What is really amazing is that when you look at the competitions that Messi has scored in, he is the all-time leader in goals in almost all of them.

Lionel Messi Goal Drought Hits 452 Minutes

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Barcelona's defeat by Atlético Madrid on Wednesday was the fifth club game in a row that Lionel Messi has failed to score, his worst run of form since April 2010.

The 28-year-old has not scored for the club since 16 March, when he sealed a 3-1 win against Arsenal in the round of 16 second leg.

Favourites crash out as Madrid and Bayern power through to Champions League semis

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The UEFAChampions League quarter-final second legs came to a conclusion last night with Manchester City, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid the four teams who cemented their place in the semi-finals.

Barcelona confidence not shaken by blip, insists Messi

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Five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi insists Barcelona's belief hasn't been affected by a poor run of form as they travel to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday holding a precarious 2-1 first-leg lead in their Champions League quarter-final.

A run of just one point from their last three La Liga games has seen Atletico close to within three points of Barca at the top of La Liga.

Barcelona confidence not shaken by blip, insists Messi

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Five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi insists Barcelona's belief hasn't been affected by a poor run of form as they travel to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday holding a precarious 2-1 first-leg lead in their Champions League quarter-final.

A run of just one point from their last three La Liga games has seen Atletico close to within three points of Barca at the top of La Liga.

Messi Trial Dates Altered So He Can Play In Copa America

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Good news for USA soccer fans as the date for Lionel Messi's tax fraud trial has been reset to allow him to play in this summer's Copa America tournament.

The trial had been scheduled to begin on June 7 would have seen Messi at least miss Argentina's opening group game against reigning champions Chile in Santa Clara on June 6.

Messi tax trial dates altered for Copa America

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Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi's trial for tax fraud has been reset to its initial start date of May 31 after an earlier change in the schedule threatened his participation in June's Copa America in the United States.

The initial decision to delay the start of the trial till June 7 would have seen Messi at least miss Argentina's opening group game against reigning champions Chile in Santa Clara, California, on June 6.

Messi tax trial dates altered for Copa America

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Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi's trial for tax fraud has been reset to its initial start date of May 31 after an earlier change in the schedule threatened his participation in June's Copa America in the United States.

The initial decision to delay the start of the trial till June 7 would have seen Messi at least miss Argentina's opening group game against reigning champions Chile in Santa Clara, California, on June 6.

On This Day In 2010: Lionel Messi’s Majestic Four-Goal Masterclass Mesmerises Arsenal (Video)

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Try picking Lionel Messi's finest hour and you'll find yourself spoiled for choice. That said,his four-goal masterclass against Arsenal at the Nou Camp on 6th April 201o is surely a strong contender.

The first leg of the Champions League tie had been drawn 2-2, and when Niklas Bendtner yes, you read that correctly popped up to put the Gunners ahead in the 19th minute, things took a rosy sheen for the Premier League side.

Tuesday Kickoff: Messi, Higuain, Conte and more

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Many stars of the soccer world have made the news recently for the wrongreasons, including potential tax evasion, suspension and alleged match-fixing.

The family of Barcelona star Lionel Messi denies their involvement in tax evasion amid the emergence of an offshore account in the Panama Papers scandal, calling the accusations "false and insulting.

Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

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The family of Lionel Messi denied on Monday that he was involved in tax evasion after the Barcelona star emerged as one of many personalities accused of shady offshore dealings in the Panama Papers scandal.

"The Messi family wants to make clear that Lionel Messi has not carried out any of the acts attributed to him, and accusations he created a.

Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

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The family of Lionel Messi denied on Monday that he was involved in tax evasion after the Barcelona star emerged as one of many personalities accused of shady offshore dealings in the Panama Papers scandal.

"The Messi family wants to make clear that Lionel Messi has not carried out any of the acts attributed to him, and accusations he created a.

Messi Involved In New Tax Evasion Case

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It was not a good weekend for Barcelona star Lionel Messi. First he saw his side lose 2-1 to bitter rivals Real Madrid in the Clasico and then he name surfaced in the "Panama Papers" as one of the people involved in tax evasion.

Both Messi and his father Jorge Horácio Messi are currently on trial in Spain for tax evasion.

Ten Impressive Ways Real Madrid Demolished Barcelona

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This is what happens when a manager picks his starting eleven on the basis of performance and not on the basis of shirt sales and popularity. Last meeting's drubbing was a direct result of Benitez not picking the team that would have fought for the full ninety minutes. But let's not talk about Benitez's Real Madrid which lacked even the slightest hint of fighting spirit, let's talk about Zidane's Real Madrid and how they went to Camp Nou and beat the living hell out of President Pique.

Lionel Messi Unwittingly Causes Outcry On Egyptian Television After Attempting To Donate Boots To Charity

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Lionel Messi has unwittingly fallen foul of a number of Egyptians despite justtrying to do the decent thing bydonating a pair of his boots to a charity auction.

During an interview with the wonderfully-titled 'Yes, I Am Famous' television show, Messi told the presenter he'd love to help out by allowing a pair of his boots to be raffled off to raise a bit of cash for charity.

For Barca, A Familiar Spanish Opponent Waiting in Champions League Quarter Finals

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Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.Sun Tzu

For FC Barcelona it's a familiar Spanish affair waiting for them in the Quarter Final stages of this season's UEFA Champions League. Without any doubt the clash between the current table topper and second placed side La Liga sides are the most eye-catching and toughest clash of this round of Knockout Stage.

Leo Messi comments on his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo

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Football fans always love to compare between great players. Why only football? It applies to sports in general. Be it Sachin Tendulkar vs Brain Lara in cricket, Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal in tennis or may be Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier in boxing, fans always love to compare between the greats.

The same applies for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, arguably the two greatest footballers of modern era.

Ouch: Lionel Messi Knocks Villarreal Fan Doolally With Wayward 25-Yarder (Video)

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Barcelona snatched a 2-2 drawfrom the jaws of victory on Sunday afternoon after surrendering a two-goal lead over Villarreal at El Madrigal.

Lionel Messi struggled to make much headway, with his uncharacteristically wayward shooting causing his opponents all kinds of trouble specifically in the stands behind the goal.

Ronaldo

Messi vs. Ronaldo: La Rivalidad

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Desde la empieza de las carreras de ambos, Cristiano Ronaldo y Lionel Messi se han convertido en los dos mejores futbolistas del mundo sin dudas. Marcando sus primeros goles como adolescentes, los dos cambiaron el deporte, emocionando aficionados y molestando a oponentes por más de una década. Los dos tienen manerasde jugar diferentes, Ronaldo con.

“Una vista previa del sábado: Messi, Ronaldo y los otros dos héroes de España.”

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Kobi Theiler March 30, 2016 8:05 PM El Clásico se llevará a cabo el sábado, y tanto con el Real Madrid y Barcelona en busca de tomar una serie de puntos a su más feroz rival, los aficionados de ambos lados tienen la garantía de un juego emocional. Este es un duelo de leyenda,... Read More »

Michel Platini

Perspective, red cards, Panama Papers, more

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Union perspective. Power rankings. Red cards. Panama Papers fallout. More news.

FIFA, Platini, Messi named in secret offshore files

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Disgraced FIFA officials, suspended UEFA chief Michel Platini and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi were amongst the names found Sunday in leaked documents which reveal offshore financial dealings.

'The Panama Papers' claim the law firm of a FIFA ethics watchdog had business relationships with three men recently indicted in football's global corruption scandal.

FIFA, Platini, Messi named in secret offshore files

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Disgraced FIFA officials, suspended UEFA chief Michel Platini and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi were amongst the names found Sunday in leaked documents which reveal offshore financial dealings.

'The Panama Papers' claim the law firm of a FIFA ethics watchdog had business relationships with three men recently indicted in football's global corruption scandal.

Argentina

Lionel Messi scores 50th international goal as Argentina down Bolivia

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Lionel Messi scored his 50th international goal as Argentina defeated Bolivia 2-0 to advance their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.

Barcelona superstar Messi on Tuesday emphatically netted a 30th-minute penalty at the Estadio Mario Kempes in Cordoba as Argentina wrapped up their third consecutive qualifying victory.

Lionel Messi scores 50th international goal as Argentina down Bolivia

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Lionel Messi scored his 50th international goal as Argentina defeated Bolivia 2-0 to advance their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.

Barcelona superstar Messi on Tuesday emphatically netted a 30th-minute penalty at the Estadio Mario Kempes in Cordoba as Argentina wrapped up their third consecutive qualifying victory.

Argentina 2016 Copa América adidas Home Kit

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CONMEBOL

Messi and Suarez return for South American World Cup qualifiers

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Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will make a long-awaited return to World Cup duty this week when South America's marathon qualifying competition for the 2018 finals in Russia resumes.

Suarez has not kicked a ball for Uruguay since he was slapped with a global ban after chomping on the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

Messi and Suarez return for South American World Cup qualifiers

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Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will make a long-awaited return to World Cup duty this week when South America's marathon qualifying competition for the 2018 finals in Russia resumes.

Suarez has not kicked a ball for Uruguay since he was slapped with a global ban after chomping on the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

Champions League

Manchester City fans ready to stage ticket prices walkout

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Manchester City supporters are considering walkout protests after criticizing the club's ticket prices for the forthcoming Champions League quarter-final showdown against Paris St Germain.

City claim the £60 ($86) cost of top-priced tickets is a "fair reflection of the profile of the game", with the cheapest seats available for £45.

Manchester City fans ready to stage ticket prices walkout

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Manchester City supporters are considering walkout protests after criticizing the club's ticket prices for the forthcoming Champions League quarter-final showdown against Paris St Germain.

City claim the £60 ($86) cost of top-priced tickets is a "fair reflection of the profile of the game", with the cheapest seats available for £45.

The Rest

Union bits, MLS anniversary, USWNT-Colombia, more

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Got news if you want some.

Which Barcelona players would Arsenal swap for Ozil?

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If you have not seen the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, both the English and Spanish football media are reporting that the current holders of the Champions League, La Liga and Copa Del Rey trophies are seriously considering making a transfer bid for the Arsenal and Germany international play maker in the summer transfer window.