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Messi hints at Barcelona exit?

Messi hints at Barcelona exit?

Lionel Messi has dropped the biggest hint yet that he could leave Barcelona, admitting that while he has always intended to retire at Camp Nou, “sometimes things don’t work out as you plan”. Since making his senior debut in October 2004, Messi has established himself as one of the greatest footballers of all time, winning […]

Portugal – Argentina Preview: Messi and Ronaldo go head to head

Portugal – Argentina Preview: Messi and Ronaldo go head to head

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo clash again as Portugal meet Argentina on neutral ground on Tuesday. Manchester’s Old Trafford will host the fixture, meaning a return to the city for former United star Ronaldo, which is highly anticipated despite its friendly status. The two Primera Division stars are among the favourites – as they have […]

Ronaldo probably the best I ever played with: Zidane

Ronaldo probably the best I ever played with: Zidane

Zinedine Zidane has hailed fellow Goal Hall of Fame inductee Ronaldo as “probably the best player I ever played with”. The Brazil legend is the fifth player to be unveiled in the inaugural Hall of Fame chosen by Goal readers – joining Pele, Diego Maradona, Ferenc Puskas and Zidane himself. Zidane played with Ronaldo at […]

Pele stable after kidney stone operation

Pele stable after kidney stone operation

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian soccer legend Pele was in a stable condition Thursday following surgery for kidney stones, the Sao Paulo hospital treating him said. “He underwent surgery this morning to remove kidney stones and for now is clinically stable and recovering,” read a statement from the Albert Einstein clinic, signed by Dr. Fabio Nasri. […]

Biting it’s harmless, says Suarez

Biting it’s harmless, says Suarez

Luis Suarez has defended his history of biting players in matches by insisting it is “relatively harmless”. The forward received a four-month ban from competitive football for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup and only made his debut for new club Barcelona late last month. The lengthy Fifa ban was because of his history […]

Ronaldo: I don’t call Messi names

Ronaldo: I don’t call Messi names

The Real Madrid star has been accused of using several nasty nicknames for the Barcelona man in a new book, but has moved quickly to rubbish the allegations Cristiano Ronaldo has firmly denied calling Barcelona Lionel Messi several offensive names inside the Real Madrid dressing room. In a new book by Spanish football expert Guillem […]

Suarez getting better for Barcelona

Suarez getting better for Barcelona

The striker has shown glimpses of his quality since returning from a four-month ban and one of his club team-mates believes he will soon become an indispensable member of the squad. Luis Suarez is quickly becoming an important part of Luis Enrique’s Barcelona side, according to Blaugrana goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. The 27-year-old moved to Camp […]

Former Australian skipper Allan Border calls for end to T20 internationals

Former Australian skipper Allan Border calls for end to T20 internationals

Sydney: Former Australia captain Allan Border has called for an end to Twenty20 internationals outside the World Cup and hopes the 50-over game will not be allowed to “wither and die”. Australia’s domestic international season began last week when they played three T20s against South Africa with both sides fielding weakened sides in front of […]

Marc Marquez claims record 13th MotoGP victory in Valencia

Marc Marquez claims record 13th MotoGP victory in Valencia

Newly-crowned world champion Marc Marquez won the season-ending Valencia MotoGP on Sunday to set a new record of 13 victories in a year. The 21-year-old Spaniard led from the 11th lap on his Honda and crossed the line in a time of 46 minutes 39.627 seconds, ahead of Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa. Italian Rossi […]