Tag : Messi

From Newell’s to Nanjing: Messi theme park unveiled

1 year ago / 0 comments

Although Paul Pogba made headlines when he became the first football player to have his own emoji, it seems that Lionel Messi is about to go a step further in the engagement of football fans away from the football pitch. The Barcelona superstar was in China over the weekend to … Read More

Chile looking to end long wait in La Copa showdown

3 years ago / 0 comments

CHILE could end their 99-years of frustration by lifting the Copa de America if they beat Argentina tonight.   Since its foundation in 1916, Chile are yet to hoist La Copa – footballs’ oldest piece of silverware – despite finishing as runners up an agonizing four times. The tournament hosts, … Read More

Spanish champions a class apart

3 years ago / 0 comments

Barcelona’s star-studded team ultimately proved too strong for Juventus in an enthralling Champions League Final. Both teams were looking to complete the treble, but given that Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar had scored 120 goals between them in all competitions prior to Saturday’s encounter, they were heavy favourites with … Read More

Sport | Germany and Argentina vie for World Cup glory

4 years ago / 6 comments

With the World Cup’s showpiece event just one day away, Rhys Stevens runs the rule over both teams.   After 63 matches encapsulating the drama, flair and brilliance that a Brazilian World Cup tournament was expected to offer, it all culminates with the World Cup final tomorrow. The world’s eyes … Read More

Sport | European heavyweights survive tests

4 years ago / 0 comments

At least one European side will reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, after Germany and France booked a tantalising quarter-final date against each other on Friday. Both emerged shaken but not stirred from their respective round of 16 games, France beating Nigeria 2-0 and Germany taking care of Algeria … Read More

Sport | More magic from Messi, now can Ronaldo step up to the plate?

4 years ago / 0 comments

Euan Cunningham rounds up the action from Day 10 of the World Cup, including a landmark goalscoring achievement, before previewing Day 11. Day 10 saw perhaps the most exciting, combative game of the tournament so far, as Germany and Ghana drew 2-2. The Ghanaians showed pluck, endeavour and no little … Read More

Sport | Goal Line Technology – The three dreaded words are back again

4 years ago / 0 comments

Well, it was bound to happen eventually: four years on from Frank Lampard’s infamous goal that didn’t stand against Germany that opened the world’s eyes to the need for goal line technology, those three words were once again brought into the spotlight when France faced Honduras.In what was otherwise a … Read More

Gareth Bale: the man with the Midas Touch

6 years ago / 0 comments

Jack Arscott 22/02/2013 After Gareth Bale singlehandedly overcame Lyon last Thursday, there is probably nobody in the world of football who doesn’t know who he is. That privilege is shared by a select few, among their number the sacred duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, whose names are bywords … Read More