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Lionel Messi claims record sixth Ballon d'Or, Rapinoe wins women's award

  • Dec 03, 2019
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Lionel Messi claims recordPARIS: Lionel Messi won the sixth Ballon d'Or award for men on Monday, beating the top four candidates in Liverpool to win the prestigious individual football award.The Argentine, who won the league title with Barcelona but finished third in the Copa America with his country, added to his 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015 trophies.He beat Virgil van Dijk, runner-up, and third place Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, who won the award five times."Ten years ago I received the first Ballon d'Or under the guidance of my three brothers," Messi told the audience. "Today I'm receiving my sixth, guided by my wife and children."Sadio Mane of Senegal, who along with Van Dijk and his fellow candidates Alisson Becker of Brazil and Mohamed Salah of Egypt helped Liverpool win the Champions League, finished fourth in the international journalists' survey.Van Dijk said: “It was amazing.” There are a couple of players like Messi. I am proud of what I have achieved with Liverpool and the Netherlands. It will be difficult (to win the prize) when these players are close. "Messi, who was again rewarded with excellent professional reward, and Ronaldo, among them, won 10 consecutive Ballon d'Or awards until Croatia's Luka Modric prevailed in 2018.An incredible yearMegan Rapinoe won the women's Ballon d'Or after leading the United States to the fourth World Cup title in France this year, where she retained the title.The 34-year-old midfielder, the main player in the June-July tournament, succeeded Norway's Ada Hegerberg who did not take part in the World Cup.Rapinoe was not present at the concert at the Theater du Chatelet, where the show "An American in Paris" was presented."I'm so sad that I can't reach tonight. It's a great congratulation to the other candidates. I can't believe I won in this field, it was a wonderful year," Rapino said in a recorded message."I would like to thank my colleagues in the team and the United States Federation."Dutchman Matthijs de Light, the main player in the exciting Ajax Amsterdam semi-finals in the Champions League and now at Juventus, won the Copa Cup for the best male player at U-21.Alisson, one of Liverpool's four players in the top seven in the men's Ballon d'Or, won the new Yashin Cup for the best male goalkeeper of the year.However, there was no trophy for the best female player or goalkeeper U-21.Read More: FIFA Announces China As Expanded Club World Cup 2021 Host

Check out Lionel Messi’s Tattoos and their significance in his life

Check out Lionel Messi Tattoos and their significance in his life

  • Apr 15, 2020
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Lionel Messi: Superb  Looking TattoosLionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentine professional footballer. He plays as a forward and captains both the Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team. He is one of the best players in the world and known to be one of the greatest players of all time.The Barca captain has slowly got more tattoos inked over the years. He has several tattoos that he got inked for his family. It seems like tattoos mean to modern-day footballers what perms and mustaches meant to their 1980s counterparts.Although his rival Cristiano Ronaldo does not have any tattoos because he donates blood from time to time regularly. But the Barcelona and Argentina star has an amazing share of artwork all over his body. Over the years, his collection of tattoos has grown. Messi got the inspiration from his teammate Dani Alves. Dani is known for his full-body tattoos. But, Messi was afraid of the pain so he asked his wife to get a tattoo first, and then he got his first one. He did not stop after that. All of Messi's tattoos have a significance for him. We are here to discuss Lionel Messi’s tattoos and the meaning behind getting them inked.1. His Mother’s Portrait Messi has got his Mother’s Portrait as a tattoo on the left of his back. This was the first tattoo he got, the portrait of his mother, Celia. Messi is very close to his mother and she is his lucky charm for helping him to achieve his dreams every step of the way. He is a family person whose first priority is his family. To express his love for his mother, he got the portrait of his mother tattooed on his back. Messi's mother, Celia and his brother Matias manage the charitable trust, ‘Leo Messi Foundation’ founded in the year 2007 to help those children in at-risk situations.2. The HandPrintsMessi got a ‘HandPrints’ Tattoo on the left calf muscle. When he became a father for the first time on 2nd November 2012, he got the handprints of his baby ‘Thiago’ inked on his leg. He used to miss his training just to be with Antonella, his wife at the time of their son's birth. Messi had announced the birth of his baby boy on his Facebook page, "I am the happiest man in the world today, my son is born and thanks to God for this gift! Thanks to my family for all the love and support! A hug to everyone.”3.The ‘Thiago’ TattooMessi got the name of his firstborn, ‘Thiago’ Tattooed on his left calf muscle showing his love and affection for his newborn son. He was really happy and initially got his son's handprints of his son tattooed within a heart shading tattoo. 4.The ‘Football’ TattooMessi got a ‘Football’ tattooed on his left leg. He was passionate about football from an early age. Messi used to play all the time with his brothers. Today, he is the best football player in the world has achieved all of this because of his dedication to the sport. He got the football tattoed on his leg to express his love and passion for football.5.The ‘Jesus’ TattooMessi got the tattoo of ‘Jesus’ on his right arm. He got the tattoo of Jesus’s face with a crown of thrones on his arm. This shows his religious beliefs and how he pays homage to it too.6.The ‘Lotus’ TattooMessi got the tattoo of a ‘Lotus’ on his right arm. Messi comes from a small city of Argentina, Rosaria. He is a perfect example of a person who started with nothing and became super successful in life. The Lotus tattoo on his right arm explains the same. This tattoo is a part of his full sleeve tattoo and signifies that talent can grow from anywhere. It has a spiritual meaning as well. The lotus symbolizes rebirth, new beginnings, purity, and enlightenment.7.The ‘Rose Window’ TattooMessi even got a ‘Rose Window’ Tattoo on his right elbow. The ‘rose window’ is a prominent tattoo of his sleeve tattoo. It has been inspired by the Sagrada Familia church located in Barcelona.8.‘King Crown’ TattooMessi got the ‘King Crown’ Tattoo on his right arm. He got this tattoo inked for his beautiful wife Antonella Roccuzzo who has a similar kind of tattoo on her right arm. His wife Antonella Roccuzzo has got the ‘queen crown’ tattoo on her right arm.9.The ‘Antonella Eye’ TattooMessi got the tattoo of his Wife Antonella’s eye inked on his right arm. He had known her since he was 5 years old and they started dating in the year 2008. The couple was blessed with their first son Thiago in the year 2012. Their second son, Mateo was born in the year 2015. Messi and Antonella got married in the year 2017 and their third son was born in the year 2018.10.The ‘Giant Clock’Messi got the tattoo of a ‘Giant Clock’ inked on his right forearm. Other than this giant clock that runs across his entire right forearm, he even got timepiece cogs. This signifies that time is the most valuable thing in a person's lifetime.11.The ‘Timepiece Cogs’ TattooMessi got the  ‘Timepiece Cogs’ Tattoo on his right forearm. These tattoos are known to be a reminder of the passing time. It is a  reflection of wanting to live in the present moment instead of looking in the past or worrying about the future.12.‘Rosary’ TattooMessi got a ‘Rosary’ Tattoo on his right forearm. The football superstar got a rosary tattoo that makes the outline of his hometown, Rosario. Roberto Loper, Messi’s tattoo artist said that at first, they intended to create a rosary that depicts the stories of Messi's life through images. He also got the maps of South America and Europe tattooed and to cover the entire area, and give it a unique look, orange coloured flowers were also inked. Roberto said,13.The ‘Map of South America and Europe’Messi even got the tattoo of the ‘Map of South America and Europe’ inked on his right arm, but we do not know the exact location of this tattoo and there is not a piece of clear cut information available about this tattoo.14.The tattoo of No. '10'Messi has got a tattoo of No. 10 inked on his left leg. Messi's jersey number for both ‘FC Barcelona’ and ‘Argentina National Football’ team is the number 10.  Earlier, his entire sleeve of a dagger with wings and roses pattern which he later got covered. And now he just has the handprints, number 10, and the football tattoos on his left leg.15.The tattoo of the ‘Dagger with Wings’Messi got the tattoo of the ‘Dagger with Wings’ inked on his left leg. Some while ago, he used to have the dagger with wings tattoo covered with a rose pattern surrounding it. For this tattoo, the footballer was trolled several times on the social media because of which he got the tattoos covered on his left leg. Now, he only has the name of his song along with his handprints, the number 10, and the football tattoo on his left leg.16.The ‘Birthdates’ TattooMessi has got the ‘Birthdates’ Tattoo on both his legs. On his left leg, inside the heart-shaped handprints tattoo of his firstborn son Thiago, he got the birthdates of his three sons and his wife Antonella inked. The birthdate of Thiago is 2nd November 2012, Mateo was born on 11th September 2015, Ciro was born on 10th March 2018, and his wife Anonella’s birthdate is 26th February 1988. Other than the birthdates, Messi got the names of his sons and his wife Antonella inked on the same leg.Read More: Lionel Messi claims record sixth Ballon d'Or, Rapinoe wins women's award

Lionel Messi-Led Argentina Beat Brazil To Win Copa America, End 28-Year Long Wait

  • Jul 12, 2021
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Hotshot Lionel Messi won his first prize with his public group as Angel Di Maria's objective gave Argentina a 1-0 success over has Brazil in the Copa America last on Saturday. The triumph at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana arena finished Argentina's 28-year hang tight for a significant prize and finished Brazil's unbeaten home record that extended back over 2,500 days. Argentina had last tasted accomplishment at a significant competition in 1993 when the incomparable Gabriel Batistuta's support gave them a 2-1 success over Mexico in the Copa last in Ecuador. Promoting: "It's an extraordinary title, particularly for our kin. The fans support the group genuinely. I figure they can relate to this group that never yields," said Argentina mentor Lionel Scaloni. It was the first run through in quite a while playing at home that Brazil had neglected to lift the prize. And keeping in mind that 34-year-old Messi's odyssey has concluded, Brazil's Neymar, five years his lesser, is still without a significant title at the global level having missed the Selecao's success on home soil two years prior through injury. Argentina edged a fierce and peevish undertaking on account of Di Maria's objective on 22 minutes. The 33-year-old winger ran onto Rodrigo De Paul's luxurious through ball to hurl Brazil goalkeeper Ederson with a first-time finish. Also Read: Euro 2020 England Beat Denmark 2-1 In Extra An Ideal Opportunity To Set Up Last Against Italy At Wembley"We missed the mark so often, we envisioned such a great amount about this, contended energetically," said Di Maria, who was named man of the match. "Numerous individuals said we wouldn't oversee it, we were scrutinized a ton. Be that as it may, we continued thumping at the entryway and continued going until now we wrecked it and entered." Messi might have wrapped up the success as a short way from time yet slipped when clean through with just Ederson to beat. Di Maria the victimized: In a berserk beginning, Argentina's husky master Nicolas Otamendi was rapidly in with his first foul while Brazilian midfielder Fred got the main booking after only three minutes for studs up jump at Gonzalo Montiel. Brazil was unaltered from their semi-last success over Peru while Scaloni made five changes, remarkably getting Di Maria - who made a vivacious and conclusive section off the seat against Colombia the last break. The last was the primary match of the competition, which was initiated because of occurring last year, to permit in fans as 7,800 - a 10th of the Maracana limit - sat down after specialists halfway lifted pandemic limitations. The primary clear possibility went ahead 13 minutes as Richarlison headed down Marquinhos' long ball into the way of Neymar however the Brazilian star was packed out by a couple of safeguards. The fierce idea of the early difficulties could be seen on the players' packs, with Neymar brandishing torn shorts and Lucas Paqueta being left with an opening in his sock following mediation by Otamendi. Argentina played with hostility and responsibility, however no absence of value with Di Maria torturing Brazil's left-back Renan Lodi, who likely ought to have removed De Paul's pass for the winger's objective. Di Maria had a shot from 20 yards impeded while Messi discharged simply wide after a 40-yard run. Brazil attempted to make anything of note and in any event, when they had a free-kick from shooting range, Neymar couldn't beat the divider. At the point when the hosts did, at last, keep up with some pressing factor late in the principal a large portion of, Everton's diverted strike bobbled however to goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez. Bad-tempered, niggly Brazil mentor Tite rushed to act, presenting on Roberto Firmino for cautious midfielder Fred at half-time. Richarlison had the ball in the net before long however he was hailed offside. Furthermore, minutes after the fact Neymar teed up Richarlison yet Martinez parried his close to post exertion. Progressively it's anything but a peevish, niggly undertaking with minimal liquid play among fouls and plenty of showy behaviours and touchy squabbling. It was wandering right into whatever Argentina might have had planned as they hoped to run down the clock and clutch their slim lead. Brazil figured out how to up the pressing factor again toward the finish of the half yet they came up short on an amazing touch against some full-blooded shielding - Montiel even completed the game with his white sock absorbed blood. Also Read: Copa America Lucas Paqueta Sends Brazil Past Peru Into FinalsAt the point when Brazil substitute Gabriel Barbosa terminated a volley on track, Martinez was equivalent to it. Messi slipped embarrassingly late on with an opportunity to secure triumph yet it made a difference little as minutes after the fact his colleagues were throwing him noticeable all around to praise their success.

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Lionel Messi signs two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Barcelona

  • Aug 11, 2021
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Lionel Messi finally signed his long-awaited contract with PSG on Tuesday night to complete the move and confirm the end of a long-term relationship with FC. Barcelona sends Paris Saint-Germain into a new era.Paris Saint-Germain said in a statement that the 34-year-old Argentine star had signed a two-year contract with the option for a third season. "I am excited to start a new chapter of my career at Paris Saint-Germain," said Messi. "Everything at the club matches my football ambitions. I know how talented the team and the coaching staff are here. I am determined to help build something special for the club and the fans, and I can't wait to stepping out onto the pitch at the parc des princes. Salary details were not disclosed, but a person familiar with the negotiations previously told The Associated Press that Messi will receive about 35 million euros ($ 41 million) from his net worth annually. The person said on condition of anonymity before signing the contract. "I am delighted that Lionel Messi has chosen to join Paris Saint-Germain and we are proud to welcome him and his family to Paris," said Nasser Al-Khelaifi president of Paris Saint-Germain. "He has made no secret of his desire to continue competing at the highest level and winning titles, and of course our ambition as a team is to do the same."Crowds of Paris Saint-Germain fans gathered at Paris Le Bourget airport to greet Messi, who wore a jersey with the slogan "Ici c'est Paris" ("This is Paris").The words are a longtime familiar refrain from a favored fan chant at Parc des Princes stadium, where Messi is to be presented to them before kickoff of Saturday night's game against Strasbourg. So excited was his arrival that police had to push him to prevent the airport's metal barriers from falling down as fans rushed forward to get a better view. He then traveled to Paris, escorted by a police escort, which included several officers on motorcycles, all dressed in black at the rear. When the disbelief of relegation to one of the greatest footballers of all time became a sensation, many gathered to catch a glimpse of Messi on the field. They got their wish when the smiling star briefly greeted them before undergoing a medical examination. Earlier, Messi's father and agent, Jorge, also confirmed that his son was moving to Paris Saint-Germain in a brief exchange with reporters at Josep Taradillas Barcelona's El Prat airport, before boarding his flight in afternoon.Messi arrived with his wife and his three children and boarded a private jet."With all that, towards a new adventure. All five together," said Antonella Roccuzzo on Instagram with a photo of her with her husband on the plane.PSG supporters have witnessed their club's transformation over the past decade since the arrival of sovereign investments from Qatar tied to the emir. Once Messi's contract with Barcelona expired and the Catalan club couldn't retain him, Paris Saint-Germain was one of the few clubs that was able to finance a deal to sign the world's best player six times.Messi's arrival gives Paris Saint-Germain massive attacking options, as he is linked with World Cup winner Kylian Mbappé and Brazilian forward Neymar.Neymar posted on Instagram a video of the two hugging and playing for Barcelona: "back together."While PSG had to pay 222 million euros (then $261 million) to sign Neymar from Barcelona in 2017, there was no transfer fee for Messi. Messi has become the most desiered free agent in football history after his attempts to stay at Barcelona were rejected last week by the Spanish League because his salary did not meet financial regulations, with the Catalan club heavily in debt. 1.2 billion euros (1.4 million dollars)  And soon, Mauricio Pochettino, coach of Paris Saint-Germain, got in touch with his Argentine after Barcelona announced last Thursday that Messi would be leaving the club, he joined at age 13. Messi won every major title with Barcelona and was granted a emotional press conference on Sunday to mark the end of an era.Only Cristiano Ronaldo in the current era challenges Messi's status as the greatest of all time. Paris Saint-Germain is hoping not only that Messi will help the team regain the French title it lost to Lille last season, but that it will ultimately win the Champions League.If Pochettino used the 4-3-3 method, the three in front could see Messi on the right. What should be less demanding is Paris Saint-Germain's compliance with the UEFA Financial Fair Play Rules. Some flexibility in the rules has been provided due to the pandemic and the changes are due to the system that is designed to stop losses. Paris Saint-Germain President Al-Khelaifi,as President of the Association of European Clubs and a member of the UEFA Executive Committee, is involved in the process of discussing a broader update of the FFP that could once again allow a spending without control. Also Read- Olympics: Rowers Arjun and Arvind finish eleventh in lightweight Double sculls in Tokyo