# lionel-messi - Today’s News
Let’s face it – life is different in the summertime.
# lionel-messi - Tuesday 22 July, 2014
Now that’s what you call dedication. Or stupidity.
# lionel-messi - Sunday 20 July, 2014
Lionel Messi doesn’t need to prove his greatness, football must address its concussion problem and more.
# lionel-messi - Saturday 19 July, 2014
Featuring Lionel Messi, James Rodriguez, Tim Cahill and more.
# lionel-messi - Wednesday 16 July, 2014
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said that Messi went to a doctor, but the tests didn’t reveal anything.
# lionel-messi - Tuesday 15 July, 2014
“The style of play they developed under Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola is being abandoned,” he added.
A patient game from Germany eventually yielded its rewards, as they beat Argentina 1-0.
# lionel-messi - Monday 14 July, 2014
Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, Lionel Messi and more players who stood out.
The Golden Ball winner missed one of three great chances that fell his team’s way against Germany.
We look back on some of the images that defined the past month in Brazil.
# lionel-messi - Sunday 13 July, 2014
Argentina’s superstar picked as the World Cup’s best player despite a disappointing night in the Maracanã.
Can Messi deliver, will the respective stubborn defences be breached and more.
Argentina, and one very special player, will attempt to combat the impressive Germans.
# lionel-messi - Saturday 12 July, 2014
“We have to remain very concentrated and close all the spaces open to them,” he says.
“Tomorrow, we will play the most important match of our lives for our country,” he wrote on Facebook.
The Argentine legend says his country ‘can’t allow’ a European team win the World Cup in South America.
# lionel-messi - Friday 11 July, 2014
Arjen Robben, James Rodriguez and Neymar break up the party but there is no room for Karim Benzema of Manuel Neuer.
Toni Kroos now leads the way after his two-goal salvo against Brazil.
The Brazil star wants the four-time world footballer of the year to win on Sunday.
# lionel-messi - Thursday 10 July, 2014
Expert Ignacio Palacios-Huerta dissects last night’s semi-final shoot-out.
Apparently watching football would be ‘like inflicting an infinite penitence’ on the German.
La Albiceleste defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a shootout to book their place with Germany in Sunday’s final.
# lionel-messi - Wednesday 9 July, 2014
Could Messi send the Argies to their first final since 1990 or will it be Louis van Gaal’s men who face Germany.
Former Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk believes the Dutch winger is in better form than the Argentine playmaker.
# lionel-messi - Tuesday 8 July, 2014
The Dutch are up next for Alejandro Sabella’s side in the semi-finals tomorrow.
# lionel-messi - Monday 7 July, 2014
Mats Hummels, Thiago Silva and other individuals who have caught the eye.
# lionel-messi - Sunday 6 July, 2014
The Castrol Index of top 10 players continues to utterly confound
# lionel-messi - Saturday 5 July, 2014
We went minute-by-minute as the tournament ‘dark horses’ tried to cause an upset.
# lionel-messi - Friday 4 July, 2014
Swiss air is rare.
# lionel-messi - Sunday 29 June, 2014
“For me, special talents are those who do things that are completely out of the ordinary,” he explained.
# lionel-messi - Saturday 28 June, 2014
The second round gets under way today.
# lionel-messi - Friday 27 June, 2014
James Rodriguez now leading the way as World Cup’s (statistically) best player
Lionel Messi, Rafael Marquez and James Rodriguez are among the players to have caught our eye.
# lionel-messi - Wednesday 25 June, 2014
Argentina and Nigeria traded great goals, FIFA readied a ‘Bitegate’ dossier and the Pro12′s leading scorer hung up his boots.
The Barcelona magician scored with a beautiful free-kick just before half time.
# lionel-messi - Tuesday 24 June, 2014
Lionel Messi picked up some new admirers with his last-minute winner against Iran.
# lionel-messi - Sunday 22 June, 2014
Diego hit back after his former employer referred to him as ‘Argentina’s bad-luck charm’.
Pop-star puts some pundits to shame by offering deep, well-read opinions on a number of games.
# lionel-messi - Saturday 21 June, 2014
El Diego cheered his country on at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte.
Could David topple Goliath? How are England coping with the fallout from their WC exit? All these questions and more were answered.