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Messi reconsiders decision to leave Argentina's national team

It seems public pressure or a sense of duty have proved too much for Lionel Messi, who suffered a traumatic loss to Chile in the Copa America this summer along with his teammates and said he would nev

It seems public pressure or a sense of duty have proved too much for Lionel Messi, who suffered a traumatic loss to Chile in the Copa America this summer along with his teammates and said he would nev

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New Argentina boss Bauza presented to media

Edgardo Bauza was presented to the media on Thursday as the new head coach of Argentine national football team.

Edgardo Bauza was presented to the media on Thursday as the new head coach of Argentine national football team.

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Messi to appeal against prison term for tax fraud

World football superstar Lionel Messi and his father are to appeal against a 21-month prison term and 2 million euro fine in a tax case.

World football superstar Lionel Messi and his father are to appeal against a 21-month prison term and 2 million euro fine in a tax case.

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Why were the Messis convicted?

Lionel Messi and his father Jorge have both been sentenced to 21 months in jail (though it is very unlikely that they will be put behind bars) and handed multi-million Euro fines, after being found gu

Lionel Messi and his father Jorge have both been sentenced to 21 months in jail (though it is very unlikely that they will be put behind bars) and handed multi-million Euro fines, after being found gu

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Messi facing 21 months in prison for tax fraud

Spanish media say the Barcelona player was convicted of the multi-million euro fraud along with his father. The sentence can be appealed.

Spanish media say the Barcelona player was convicted of the multi-million euro fraud along with his father. The sentence can be appealed.

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Lionel Messi retires from international football

The Argentina and Barcelona forward missed the goal in a penalty shoot-out as Chile won the final of the Copa America.

The Argentina and Barcelona forward missed the goal in a penalty shoot-out as Chile won the final of the Copa America.

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Death threats force Afghan Messi fan to flee

The family of an Afghan boy who shot to fame after being photographed wearing a home-made Lionel Messi shirt has been forced to flee to Pakistan after receiving death…

The family of an Afghan boy who shot to fame after being photographed wearing a home-made Lionel Messi shirt has been forced to flee to Pakistan after receiving death…

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Messi tax fraud trial over, verdict expected next week

The Lionel Messi tax fraud trial concluded on Friday with a verdict expected to be delivered at the beginning of next week.

The Lionel Messi tax fraud trial concluded on Friday with a verdict expected to be delivered at the beginning of next week.

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Messi testifies in tax evasion trial

Five-time world player of the year Lionel Messi appeared in a court in Barcelona on Thursday to testify against charges of tax evasion.

Five-time world player of the year Lionel Messi appeared in a court in Barcelona on Thursday to testify against charges of tax evasion.

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Messi arrives at court to give evidence in tax evasion case

The world's most expensive footballer finally arrives to testify in court after missing the first two days due to a back injury.

The world's most expensive footballer finally arrives to testify in court after missing the first two days due to a back injury.

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Messi tax evasion trial begins

The trial of Lionel Messi on charges of tax evasion opened in Barcelona on Tuesday, but injury prevented soccer’s five-times World Player of the Year from…

The trial of Lionel Messi on charges of tax evasion opened in Barcelona on Tuesday, but injury prevented soccer’s five-times World Player of the Year from…

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi threatens to sue over tax dodge claims

Lionel Messi’s troubles with the tax authorities show no sign of abating. The star is already due in court at the end of May after he and his father

Lionel Messi’s troubles with the tax authorities show no sign of abating. The star is already due in court at the end of May after he and his father

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Messi sends signed shirt to Afghan "plastic bag boy"

Arguably footballer Lionel Messi’s biggest fan, five-year old Murtaza Ahmadi made headlines when photos of him sporting a blue-and-white-striped

Arguably footballer Lionel Messi’s biggest fan, five-year old Murtaza Ahmadi made headlines when photos of him sporting a blue-and-white-striped

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Messi scores from impossible angle

Fresh from pulling off a piece of penalty magic to help Barcelona thump Celta Vigo 6-1 at the Camp Nou, Lionel Messi, who was crowned the world’s

Fresh from pulling off a piece of penalty magic to help Barcelona thump Celta Vigo 6-1 at the Camp Nou, Lionel Messi, who was crowned the world’s

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Messi tax fraud trial set for May

Lionel Messi’s tax fraud case will be heard by a Barcelona court from May 31 through to June 3. The five-time world player of the year and his

Lionel Messi’s tax fraud case will be heard by a Barcelona court from May 31 through to June 3. The five-time world player of the year and his

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Messi wins unprecedented fifth 'best player of the year award'

Lionel Messi has been named the best player of the year for a fifth time in his illustrious and trophy-laden career. The Argentine superstar held off

Lionel Messi has been named the best player of the year for a fifth time in his illustrious and trophy-laden career. The Argentine superstar held off

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Messi scoops Player of the Year Award in Dubai

At the Global Soccer Awards in Dubai which are held as part of the International Sports Conference Lionel Messi walked away with the Player of the

At the Global Soccer Awards in Dubai which are held as part of the International Sports Conference Lionel Messi walked away with the Player of the

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Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar make Ballon d'Or shortlist

Usual suspects Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been joined by Neymar as the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or world footballer of the year award

Usual suspects Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been joined by Neymar as the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or world footballer of the year award

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Lionel Messi to stand trial for tax evasion

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and his father Jorge are to stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud. Lionel Messi to stand trial for tax evasion

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and his father Jorge are to stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud. Lionel Messi to stand trial for tax evasion

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Messi's father faces jail over tax fraud charges

Barcelona’s public prosecutor is pushing for jail sentence of up to eighteen months and fines of more than two million euros for superstar Lionel

Barcelona’s public prosecutor is pushing for jail sentence of up to eighteen months and fines of more than two million euros for superstar Lionel

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Barcelona star Messi faces two months on the sidelines

Lionel Messi could be out for up to eight weeks after suffering a knee injury just minutes into Barcelona’s match with Las Palmas on Saturday. The

Lionel Messi could be out for up to eight weeks after suffering a knee injury just minutes into Barcelona’s match with Las Palmas on Saturday. The

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Messi named Europe's best player

To no great surprise Lionel Messi was named UEFA’s best player in Europe for a second time following a dazzling campaign with Barcelona last season

To no great surprise Lionel Messi was named UEFA’s best player in Europe for a second time following a dazzling campaign with Barcelona last season

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Argentina thrash Paraguay to reach Copa America final

Argentina reached the final of the Copa America in emphatic style thrashing Paraguay 6-1 in the semis in Concepcion, Chile. Angel Di Maria scored

Argentina reached the final of the Copa America in emphatic style thrashing Paraguay 6-1 in the semis in Concepcion, Chile. Angel Di Maria scored

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PSV secure Eredivisie title

Welcome to The Corner, our weekly programme covering the world of football. PSV Eindhoven outclassed SC Heerenveen on Saturday to seal their 22nd

Welcome to The Corner, our weekly programme covering the world of football. PSV Eindhoven outclassed SC Heerenveen on Saturday to seal their 22nd

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Messi match fit

Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi is fit to play against Celta de Vigo on Sunday

Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi is fit to play against Celta de Vigo on Sunday