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After Winning Seventh Ballon d’Or, Messi Admits Lewandowski Should’ve Won Last Year

Lionel Messi won his record-extending seventh men’s Ballon d’Or on Monday. Anyone who watched him carry both Argentina and Barcelona over the last year knows he absolutely deserved it. But even Messi admitted on Monday that Robert Lewandowski deserves the 2020 Ballon d’Or.

Ronaldo Finishes 6th In Ballon d’Or Voting, Doesn’t Attend Ceremony And Still Steals The Show

Lionel Messi edged Robert Lewandowski for the men’s 2021 Ballon d’Or, the Argentine’s record-extending seventh trophy as the best men’s player in the world. But Cristiano Ronaldo, who didn’t even attend the award show in Paris, still managed to make it all about him.

Messi, who this year helped Argentina win the 2021 Copa América and Barcelona win the Copa del Rey (lol), was also named the world’s best men’s player in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019. 

Fans Remember Maradona As A Troubled Legend A Year After His Death

BUENOS AIRES — Thousands of fans of soccer great Diego Maradona will pay tribute to the star on the one-year anniversary of his death , amid legal wrangles about how he died and allegations over past relationships that threaten to tarnish his legacy.

Brazil-Argentina Referees Indefinitely Suspended For 'Serious And Manifest Errors’

The referee and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) who officiated in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina have been suspended for "serious errors,” the South American soccer governing body CONMEBOL said.

An incident in the goalless draw where Argentine defender Nicolás Otamendi appeared to elbow Raphinha — which left the Brazilian winger with a bloody mouth — went unpunished and CONMEBOL said the use of his arm amounted to "violent conduct.”

PSG’s Brazilian Director And Argentine Coach Have Wildly Different Takes On Messi’s Call-Up

Much has been said about Lionel Messi’s slow start to life in Paris, which is basically just to say that the 34-year-old hasn’t played much. Given his reluctance to ever miss a minute with Barcelona — regardless of whether it was a Champions League or second round Copa del Rey match — it’s been weird seeing Messi go over one-third of the league season without scoring or assisting yet.

Wedded PSG Players Beware, Mauro Icardi Is Single And Ready To Mingle

The greatest love story in football — is it David Beckham and Posh Spice? Too tired. Lionel Messi and Antonela Roccuzzo? Too cookie-cutter. Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodríguez? That’s a Peloton ad. 

No, nothing comes close to Mauro Icardi, Wanda Nara and whoever is completing the messy love triangle at this particular moment in time.

CONMEBOL En Llamas: Siete Selecciones Luchan Por Dos Cupos Y Medio Al Mundial De Catar

¡Oh, boy! El cliché dice que las eliminatorias de la CONMEBOL son las más difíciles del mundo y el camino a Catar 2022 sirve como buen ejemplo. Fuera de Brasil y Argentina -en el avión a Medio Oriente- y una virtualmente eliminada Venezuela, hay otras siete selecciones luchando por dos cupos directos y uno al repechaje.

Terminada la triple fecha de octubre, la pelea es estrecha. Quedando seis jornadas son apenas seis puntos los que separan al tercer lugar (Ecuador) del noveno (Perú).

¿Quiénes Eran Los Jugadores De México Y Otras Selecciones En El International Superstar Soccer Deluxe?

En medio de los estrenos del FIFA 22 y eFootball se apareció la nostalgia y el recuerdo del videojuego que más disfrute en la vida, el International Superstar Soccer Deluxe.

Las tardes de mediados de los noventa eran mágicas cuando alguien sugería jugar Super Nintendo y lograba reunir a cuatro o cinco amigos, convirtiendo casas en estadios con un ambiente similar al Teatro de los Sueños o el Infierno de Estambul, pero también con padres de semblante preocupado, preguntándose si aquellos quinceañeros que tenían frente a sus ojos harían algo con sus vidas algún día.

Messi Applies Mysterious Magicks To Ball For Unusual Goal vs. Uruguay

Few left feet in the history of the game have been as magical as Lionel Messi’s. But the Messi goal vs Uruguay on Sunday night was something uniquely supernatural. It was as if the Argentine put some sort of forcefield around the ball as he sent it toward goal.

Messi’s strike in the 38th minute sent Argentina on its way to a 3-0 win over Uruguay in World Cup qualifying, maintaining a comfortable second place in the CONMEBOL table behind Brazil. La Celeste barely remain in the top four guaranteed World Cup positions with seven matches left to play. 

Maradona-Mania: Remembering When Sheffield United Almost Signed Argentina’s Golden Boy

The deal was as good as done. The year was 1978, and a 17-year-old Argentine phenom named Diego Maradona was set to become a Sheffield United player.

Harry Haslam, manager of the Second Division side, was on a scouting mission in Argentina and looking at a pair of players but couldn't come up with the requisite funds.

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