Lionel Messi Agrees To Extend Contract With Barcelona Through 2021Lionel Messi will play out the best remaining years of his trophy-rich career at Barcelona.
FIFA Bans Lionel Messi For 4 World Cup Qualifying Games For Verbally Abusing RefereeMessi was banned for "having directed insulting words at an assistant referee" during a home qualifier against Chile on Thursday, FIFA said hours before kickoff in La Paz.
Lionel Messi Sentenced To 21 Months For Tax Fraud, Won't Go To PrisonThe court found both the Barcelona star and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, guilty of three counts of tax fraud.
Messi's Retirement From Argentina Could Hurt His LegacyIf Messi sticks to his announcement, Argentina will be left dwelling on the fact that it was not able to win any significant title despite having one of the best players of all time.
Hartnett: Copa America Speaks Truth -- Messi Is Greater Than RonaldoNo debate draws more fiercely divided opinions than whether Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest footballer on the planet. But, it's really not that close.
Messi Too Much To Contain As Argentina Blanks U.S. 4-0The five-time world player of the year set up Ezequiel Lavezzi's opening goal in the third minute, then scored on a free kick to break Argentina's career scoring record.
Hartnett: Stopping Messi, Argentina Will Be Mission Impossible For U.S.The United States faces a monumental task on Tuesday in the Copa America semifinals against powerhouse Argentina.
LISTEN: Francesa Rips Sports Illustrated For Excessive Soccer CoverageThe magazine's May 30 cover screams "SUMMER OF SOCCER" and features Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi. Inside are 11 pages previewing the Copa America tournament.
5 Must-See Barcelona SitesA preview of five must-see attractions in Barcelona, Spain
Lionel Messi's World Cup Ends On Bitter NoteAfter carrying his team through the group stage in Brazil with four goals, Messi seemed to run out of steam.
Argentina Advances To Face Germany In Epic World Cup Final MatchupGoalkeeper 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 in a 0-0 stalemate.
Argentina Finally Vanquishes Switzerland Late In Extra TimeAngel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland after extra time and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
The Great Messi Puts On A Show As Argentina Completes Group Play With WinArgentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in their last World Cup group match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner.
Real Madrid Sign Midfielder Gareth Bale For World-Record $132 MillionMidfielder Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid for a reported $132 million fee, making him the world's most expensive transfer.
Argentina-US Likely At MeadowlandsA March 26 exhibition game between Argentina and the United States will likely be held at the New Meadowlands Stadium.