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Lionel Messi finds peace of mind with Argentina

– – Paris Saint-Germain superstar took to the media to admit that lifting the Copa America was the “most difficult” victory in his trophy-stricken career, and the Argentina attacker was able to find his “peace of mind” at the international level. After facing several heartaches at the 2014 World Cup and two Copa tournaments in 2015 and 2016, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar was afraid that he might never land a trophy with his country in his career. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, however, was able to lead his team to…

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Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona due to ‘financial obstacles’

– – Barcelona football club has said that star player Lionel Messi will not be staying at the club “because of financial and structural obstacles”. Messi who is 34 years has been a free agent since July 1, 2021 when his contract expired. The player agreed a new deal on reduced wages with club two weeks later, but Barca had to sell players to afford his salary. Lionel Messi wanted to stay at Barcelona on a deal until 2026 which included reducing his wages to half of his previous salary.…

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Lionel Messi wins his sixth Ballon d’Or trophy

Lionel Messi of Barcelona has won been named the winner of the 2019 Ballon d’Or trophy. That is his sixth Ballon d’Or trophy, the most won by any player in history. Lionel Messi’s previous wins came in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Messi was involved in 63 goals in 2019 for his Spanish club Barcelona and Argentina. He scored 46 goals and made 17 assists, averaging 1’17 per game. He beat competition from Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane and rival, Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi is the 2019…

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Messi banned 3 months from international football

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned from international football for three months after claiming the Copa America was “corrupt”. Barcelona forward Messi, 32, was sent off in Argentina’s 2-1 third-place play-off win over Chile and later said the “cup was fixed for Brazil”. He has also been fined $50,000 (£41,121) by Conmebol, the South American Football Confederation. Messi has seven days to appeal Conmebol’s decision to suspend him. The ban means Messi will miss Argentina’s upcoming friendlies against Chile, Mexico and Germany in September and October. Argentina’s qualifying campaign for…

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