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17. “Showing him this much space is like handing the keys to the blood bank to Dracula.”


16. “Defenders try to follow him on Facebook and he comes out on Twitter, that’s how evasive he is.”


15. “As electrifying as a hairdryer thrown into a hot tub, my friend.”

14. “He could shave a mouse in his sleep and not disturb her.”


Pathetic Messi fans send racist comments to Canada’s Moïse Bombito over his tackle on Messi

Racism is still the biggest plague of the “Beautiful Game”, and it reared its ugly head on Thursday as Argentina and Lionel Messi fans racially abused Canada’s Moïse Bombito on social media.

Fans weren’t happy about the tackle on Messi from the Colorado Rapids star during the Copa América opener between Canada and Argentina. During the second half Messi went down and received treatment following this tackle from the Canada defender.

The18’s Copa América power rankings — Final edition

It’s finally Copa América week, which means it’s time for The18’s latest and final power rankings.

As the highly anticipated Copa América 2024 approaches, soccer fans are eager to see which national teams will dominate the now bi-continental South American tournament this summer.

From CONMEBOL powerhouses like Brazil and Argentina, rising contenders such as Colombia and Uruguay and the highly-anticipated performances and return of Concacaf giants Mexico and USMNT, the question of who will take the tournament home is up for grabs.

Lionel Messi scores easiest goal of his career with Guatemalan gift from goalkeeper

Argentina defeated Guatemala 4-1 Friday night at FedEx Field near Washington D.C. in a friendly with Lionel Messi scoring twice. The first Messi goal vs Guatemala came after a terrible goalkeeper blunder and gave the Inter Miami star the easiest goal of his career.

In the 12th minute Guatemala had a surprise 1-0 lead against the defending world champions. Disaster then struck in the Guatemalan penalty area as goalkeeper Nicholas Hagen had a careless giveaway.

If there’s one guy you don’t want to give the ball away to in front of your goal, it’s Messi.

Lionel Messi says Inter Miami will be his last club ahead of final Copa América with Argentina

Lionel Messi has hinted to his retirement as he shared with ESPN Argentina on Wednesday that Inter Miami will be the last club he plays for.

Messi will turn 37 on June 24 and will likely be playing in his final major international tournament with Argentina this summer in the Copa América. The 2022 World Cup winner hasn't set an official retirement date but said that Inter Miami will be his curtain call.

His contract with the Herons runs until the end of 2025.

Lionel Messi Inter Miami final club quote

How many goals is Lionel Messi away from breaking the Inter Miami all-time scoring record?

Lionel Messi is close to breaking yet another record: the Inter Miami all-time scoring record.

The Argentine’s journey in MLS couldn’t be off to a greater start — helping his club secure their first ever piece of hardware when Inter Miami defeated Nashville on penalties in the Leagues Cup. He was the tournament's top scorer, most valuable player, scored in the final, and in every game played.

Messi accused of copying Prime's bottle design with new sports drink Más+

Lionel Messi announced the launch of his very own sports drink company, with fans calling out the Inter Miami superstar for ‘copying’ another hydration drink’s bottle design.

Messi launches Más+ hydration, fans call out drink for similarities with Prime

Lionel Messi announced the upcoming release of his very own energy and hydration drink company, 'Más+ by Messi,' on Tuesday, June 4 across his social media platforms.

Messi, alongside his wife and family, posed and previewed some of the flavors and bottle colors of Más+. 

Lionel Messi to miss numerous games with Inter Miami during Copa América

Inter Miami will have a tough month of June.

Messi to miss up to six games with Inter Miami during Copa América

Lionel Messi is set to miss over four games with Inter Miami in MLS ahead of his participation in the 2024 Copa América with Argentina this summer.

Messi, who will play his seventh edition of the South American tournament in the Albicelestes’ effort to defend the title won in 2021, will play his last match for Miami this Saturday against St. Louis City SC before joining the national team camp in Argentina.

Messi fans in Vancouver outraged following 'unexcused' absence against Whitecaps

No Messi, no party.

Fans in attendance for the Vancouver Whitecaps match against Inter Miami last Saturday, who were most certainly expecting to see Lionel Messi on the pitch at the time of buying their tickets, were not impressed with the Argentine’s ‘unexcused’ absence.

Vancouver fans' reaction to Lionel Messi's absence vs. Whitecaps

Lionel Messi films promotional video with Will Smith for Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Messi is officially a ‘Bad Boy.’

Inter Miami’s Lionel Messi made a surprise collaboration with Hollywood’s Will Smith and Martin Lawrence to promote the upcoming release and fourth installment of the Bad Boys film franchise.

Messi films promo video with Will Smith for Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Amidst the release of Bad Boys: Ride or Die, set to release on June 7, 2024, the iconic Miami movie duo teamed-up with none other than Miami’s superstar to make a video to continue their promotional campaign of the highly-anticipated film.