When it comes to eating copious amounts of pizza prepared by one of the world’s best dough tossers, Lionel Messi knows carbs don’t count when they’re consumed on holiday. Messi, whose weakness for the dish has been well-documented, spent time during his Argentina sabbatical by receiving a first-hand demonstration from chef Fabian Martin — twice
Sebi Salazar and Kasey Keller answer your tweets about Maradona’s harsh words towards Lionel Messi, Germany’s struggles and much more. Argentina’s manager Lionel Scaloni insists he hasn’t spoken to Lionel Messi on whether he wants to play in the 2018 Copa America after the Barcelona forward was left out of the squad for upcoming friendlies.
As well as the standard succession of selfies, Lionel Messi was confronted with a rather strange fan request during a recent impromptu meet-and-greet session at Barcelona. Indeed, Messi just about managed to just about keep it together when a fan unveiled a massive tattoo of the Argentina superstar and asked the man himself to sign
Argentina interim head coach Lionel Scaloni quashes claims of a rift with Paulo Dybala after the Juve star started on the bench against Colombia. Argentina’s interim coach Lionel Scaloni says he has not contacted Sergio Aguero to discuss a possible return to the national team despite the Manchester City striker’s excellent start to the season.
Argentina’s interim head coach Lionel Scaloni says the number 10 shirt will not be given to another player until Lionel Messi announces his plans. Brazil’s Filipe Luis believes the best player in the world is Lionel Messi and that the fact he isn’t included in FIFA’s Best Player of the Year award means it isn’t
Italian-based strikers Lautaro Martinez and Giovanni Simeone are among the 20 new faces in Argentina’s squad for upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia, while Lionel Messi was not included as expected. Messi was left out after requesting an unspecified time out from international duty following Argentina’s disappointing World Cup campaign, after which coach Jorge Sampaoli left
ESPN FC’s Man City correspondent Jonathan Smith is at the Etihad to discuss the incomings and outgoings for Manchester City on deadline day. MANCHESTER — Pep Guardiola has rejected stories linking him to the vacant job as Argentina coach following the country’s disappointing performance at the World Cup. Argentina parted company with Jorge Sampaoli after
Kylian Mbappe scored twice as France sent Lionel Messi and his Argentina side out of the World Cup in an enthralling match. Kylian Mbappe scored twice as France sent Lionel Messi and his Argentina side out of the World Cup in an enthralling match. The FC panel put Argentina’s World Cup exit into context and
Former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo has hope that Argentina will have a chance at beating France on Saturday. From best moment to the best coach, Kasey Keller and Ross Dyer pick what stood out most for them from a never-to-be-forgotten group stage. France coach Didier Deschamps has insisted ahead of Saturday’s World Cup last-16 clash
From the lineups, to the use of VAR, to Marcos Rojo’s winner, the FC crew examine all the talking points following Argentina’s 2-1 win over Nigeria. The ESPN FC team answer your tweets on the varying definitions of a handball, Paulo Dybala’s substitute role and Gonzalo Higuain’s shortcomings. Mark Ogden believes Argentina’s late win has
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France and Denmark punched their tickets to the next round, Argentina advanced in dramatic fashion and Croatia finished out the group stage unbeaten. With four matches set in the World Cup round of 16, the Kwese Sports studio crew examine the confirmed matchups. ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Argentina manager Jorge Sampaoli called his team “true
Free-Kick: Favourites progress, Portugal survive as Messi hopes to spur Argentina into round of 16 ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno reveals his best XI for Argentina, but the ESPN FC crew are at odds on whether La Albiceleste can defeat Nigeria. Argentina’s Angel Di Maria reveals how he was able to focus on helping Argentina, and
An audio clip reportedly of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, a former midfielder for Argentina, has gone viral after he described the national team as “anarchy.” The Whatsapp recording of Simeone (as reported in Clarin), in which he is allegedly speaking to his assistant, former goalkeeper German Burgos, came out following the national team’s 3-0
ESPN FC’s Stevie Nicol feels it’s time for Lionel Messi to relinquish penalty duties as his miss resulted in a 1-1 draw with Iceland. Lionel Messi said he was responsible for Argentina failing to beat Iceland after he could not convert a penalty in the 1-1 draw which “would have changed everything.” Messi had a
Lionel Messi and Argentina look to change their fortunes in the 2018 World Cup after losing seven consecutive finals. Taylor Twellman joined the Get Up! crew to discuss the possible impact of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at the World Cup. Argentina will start Sergio Aguero ahead of Gonzalo Higuain in their World Cup opener
The scale of Lionel Messi’s achievements on the football pitch are too immense to appreciate in real time. This is a profile of Lionel Messi, who is part of ESPN’s World Fame 100. We are not yet fully aware of the place that Lionel Messi has already carved for himself in the history of football.
Pep Guardiola delves into his high standards for his Man City players in training, when in possession and their decision making. The FC crew delve into Man City’s evolution during Pep Guardiola’s second season in charge and debate whether winning the Premier League put his critics to bed. The FC crew delve into Man City’s
Dom Dwyer joins Taylor Twellman in the Heineken Boot Room to talk about becoming a U.S. citizen and the possibility of playing in a World Cup in his 30s. South American confederation CONMEBOL endorsed the United Bid of the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup, giving the proposal a significant boost
ESPN Deportes analyst Ricardo Ortiz joins the FC crew to discuss his positive takeaways from Argentina’s defeat against Spain. Lionel Messi gave his Argentina teammates a brief motivational speech in the dressing room after their 6-1 demolition by Spain in Madrid on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Injury prevented Argentina’s captain from appearing in the