1. Lionel Messi Lays on Amazing Assist for Samuel Eto'o in Barcelona vs. Porto Game

    Lionel Messi only came on in the second half for Barcelona in their testimonial match against Porto, but he made an instant impression with an outstanding assist...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 3 days ago 98,774 reads 54 comments

  2. Arsenal Transfer News: Lionel Messi Reportedly Eyed Shock Summer Move

    Lionel Messi could potentially have been plying his trade for Arsenal in the Premier League next season, if reports in Spain are to be believed...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 6 days ago 286,201 reads 170 comments

  3. Neymar: Lionel Messi Deserved Golden Ball, but so Did Schweinsteiger and Robben

    Brazil forward Neymar says his Barcelona team-mate, Lionel Messi , was a deserving winner of the Golden Ball award as the 2014 World Cup's best player—but that Bastian Schweinsteiger and Arjen Robben also deserved recognition...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 7 days ago 103,517 reads 34 comments

  4. Lionel Messi Meets Fan with His Shirt Name and Number Tattooed on His Back

    Lionel Messi has an army of fans across the world, but one Argentina supporter who wanted to show his love of Leo went a step beyond...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 7 days ago 29,997 reads 23 comments

  5. Lionel Messi's 2014-15 Season Will Be Key to Barcelona Star's Legacy

    Lionel Messi may have faced some criticism for his 2013-14 season with Barcelona and his failure to deliver Argentina the 2014 World Cup, but the coming season will give the star forward a golden opportunity to cement his legacy...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 8 days ago 25,930 reads 36 comments

  6. 5 Reasons Why Barcelona Has Declined

    Barcelona was, at one time, the best team in the world. Some even argued that Pep Guardiola's side was one of the greatest of all-time. However, since his departure, the club has slowly gone downhill...

    Peter Galindo Written by Peter Galindo about 9 days ago 6,327 reads 19 comments

  7. Lionel Messi's World Cup Failure Won't Define Legacy of Greatest Player on Earth

    Victory for Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final might just have ended the long-running discussion about who the world's greatest footballer is...

    Stuart Howard-Cofield Written by Stuart Howard-Cofield about 12 days ago 5,475 reads 50 comments

  8. Power Ranking Lionel Messi and Previous World Cup Golden Ball Winners

    Lionel Messi might not have won the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but there was some small consolation for him in the shape of the Golden Ball award for the best player at the tournament...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 12 days ago 9,853 reads 27 comments

  9. Lionel Messi Becomes 5th Straight Golden Ball Winner Not to Win World Cup

    Argentina forward Lionel Messi continued a surprising trend over the weekend, becoming the fifth consecutive winner of the World Cup's Golden Ball who did not come from the tournament-winning side, per ESPN's Paul Carr ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 13 days ago 2,738 reads 7 comments

  10. Lionel Messi Speaks to Nation as Argentina's World Cup Squad Meet President

    Lionel Messi spoke to the nation as the Argentina team were given an audience with the country's president Cristina Kirchner after their run to the World Cup final...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 13 days ago 41,902 reads 45 comments

  11. Mario Goetze Beats Then Meets 'Genius' Lionel Messi at 2014 World Cup Final

    Mario Goetze may be a World Cup-winner and the man who scored the decisive goal in the 2014 final, but he still looks a bit like a fan when uploading a picture of himself with Lionel Messi after Sunday's game...

    Mark Patterson Written by Mark Patterson about 13 days ago 40,034 reads 43 comments

  12. FIFA 15: Lionel Messi Announced for Cover of New Video Game

    Lionel Messi might have lost the 2014 World Cup, but being on the cover of one of the most popular sports video game franchises in the world is comparable, right? The Argentine ...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 13 days ago 191,677 reads 248 comments

  13. Messi Is the Reason Argentina Must Win the Next World Cup

    It is only a day after the World Cup final, and there are four years (around 1,461 days) still to unwind until the next one, yet I am already cheering for Argentina to win the next World Cup...

    I.J. Yarison Written by I.J. Yarison about 14 days ago 4,705 reads 14 comments

  14. Picking an All-South American World Cup XI

    South America had six teams looking to preserve the tradition that dictated that a World Cup in the American continent is to be won by an American national team...

    Hugo Chavez Barroso Written by Hugo Chavez Barroso about 14 days ago 1,414 reads 6 comments

  15. Germany vs. Argentina: Analysing Lionel Messi's Impact on 2014 World Cup Final

    In many peoples' opinion, Lionel Messi has to win a World Cup to be considered in the class of Diego Maradona and Pele. And on Sunday night, the Barcelona wizard had his opportunity to join those two great names as World Champions...

    Rob Blanchette Written by Rob Blanchette about 14 days ago 2,412 reads 12 comments

  16. Diego Maradona Comments on Lionel Messi's Golden Ball After World Cup Defeat

    Lionel Messi capturing the Golden Ball as the best player at the 2014 FIFA World Cup is a dubious distinction for some...

    James Dudko Written by James Dudko about 14 days ago 185,437 reads 319 comments

  17. How Will World Cup Disappointment Affect Lionel Messi?

    Lionel Messi didn't deserve the ultimate accolade, nor was he a worthy recipient of the Golden Ball for player of the tournament at the World Cup...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 14 days ago 7,967 reads 46 comments

  18. Daily Debate: Did Lionel Messi Deserve FIFA Golden Ball for 2014 World Cup?

    After Germany clinched the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night, FIFA announced that Lionel Messi was the winner of the Golden Ball award as player of the tournament, as Peter Mason of The Guardian reported...

    Ian Rodgers Written by Ian Rodgers about 14 days ago 557 reads 7 comments

  19. 2014 World Cup: Why This Doesn't Impact Messi's Legacy

    Lionel Messi 's legacy as one of the all-time greatest players in world football has been heavily debated since the conclusion of the 2014 World Cup. Despite Argentina's 1-0 loss to Germany, this result should not affect Messi's standing...

    Peter Galindo Written by Peter Galindo about 14 days ago 962 reads 1 comments

  20. Takeaways from Lionel Messi's World Cup Final Performance

    With a grim look upon his face, Lionel Messi accepted his Golden Ball award following his side's 1-0 World Cup final defeat at the hands of Germany. The Argentine looked upon a sea of his country's supporters...

    Ashkan Kargaran Written by Ashkan Kargaran about 14 days ago 699 reads 0 comments

  21. Lionel Messi Dragged Argentina Toward Final, but Missed His Own Place of Legends

    It was written, it was meant to be, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. As his rivals tumbled out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup one by one, Lionel Messi saw his chance to emulate ...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 14 days ago 81,799 reads 286 comments

  22. Is Lionel Messi's Legacy Tarnished Without a World Cup?

    He's constantly measured against the greats: Diego Maradona, Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and the rest of those who have come before him...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 15 days ago 37,476 reads 247 comments

  23. Lionel Messi Wins Golden Ball at 2014 World Cup

    Lionel Messi was chosen as the Golden Ball winner for the 2014 World Cup. The award is handed out to the player voted as the tournament's best. However, it came after a losing effort against Germany in the final...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 15 days ago 123,245 reads 527 comments

  24. Lionel Messi Is Gutted After Argentina Lose World Cup Final in Extra Time

    Argentina superstar Lionel Messi got agonisingly close to lifting the World Cup and joining the most elite footballing club possible, but was ultimately left disappointed as Mario Gotze's extra-time strike won it for the Germans...

    Sean  Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 15 days ago 29,540 reads 136 comments

  25. Twitter Reacts to Lionel Messi's Performance in 2014 World Cup Final

    Never before has a football match been so focused on one man, but the 2014 World Cup final saw all eyes turn Lionel Messi ’s way...

    Stuart Newman Written by Stuart Newman about 15 days ago 6,829 reads 5 comments