Messi open to playing in 2026 World Cup

After hoisting his first World Cup trophy with Argentina in December, Lionel Messi said that tournament would be his last, but now it appears he's open to the possibility of playing in the 2026 event.

‘Now the kids sometimes annoy me with it'

Lionel Messi was a different kind of mood during the World Cup match against Netherlands and had a war of words with Dutch striker Wout Weghorst during his post-match interview following the match.

Most memorable moments in sports in 2022

This year, the sporting world has seen it all.

Federation slams 'hateful' racist abuse of French footballers

Several members of the France team that lost to Argentina in the World Cup final were subjected to "hateful" racist abuse on social media, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Tuesday, adding it intended to file a legal complaint.

Messi invited to leave his mark at Maracana's Hall of Fame

Argentina's World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi has been invited to "eternalize" his mark at Brazil's famous Maracana by leaving his footprints in the iconic stadium's Hall of Fame, the Rio de Janeiro State Sports Superintendence has said.

Messi beats egg to go top

Lionel Messi set yet another record on Tuesday after his Instagram post celebrating Argentina's World Cup win became the most-liked on the platform, breaking a nearly four-year-old record held by a photo of an egg.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Messi open to playing in 2026 World Cup

After hoisting his first World Cup trophy with Argentina in December, Lionel Messi said that tournament would be his last, but now it appears he's open to the possibility of playing in the 2026 event.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

‘Now the kids sometimes annoy me with it'

Lionel Messi was a different kind of mood during the World Cup match against Netherlands and had a war of words with Dutch striker Wout Weghorst during his post-match interview following the match.

December 31, 2022
December 31, 2022

Most memorable moments in sports in 2022

This year, the sporting world has seen it all.

December 29, 2022
December 29, 2022

Mbappe says will 'never' get over World Cup heartbreak

Kylian Mbappe said he will never get over the disappointment of losing the World Cup final after the France star scored the winner on his return to action for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

December 24, 2022
December 24, 2022

'French didn't mention this' - referee hits back in criticism over Argentina goal

The World Cup final ended nearly a week ago but the drama around it continued as the match referee showed a photo on his phone during a news conference to respond to claims that Lionel Messi's extra-time goal should not have stood.

December 24, 2022
December 24, 2022

Vieira slams Martinez's 'stupid' World Cup celebrations

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira believes Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez's "stupid" celebrations have tarnished Argentina's World Cup final win.

December 24, 2022
December 24, 2022

Richarlison's scissor kick voted the best goal of the WC 2022

Richarlison’s stunning scissor kick against Serbia has been voted the best goal of the 2022 World Cup.

December 24, 2022
December 24, 2022

Martinez gets a hero’s welcome in home town

Argentina’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was greeted by a crowd estimated at 100,000 in his home town, Mar de Plata.

December 22, 2022
December 22, 2022

World champions Argentina up to second in FIFA rankings

World Cup winners Argentina have risen to second in the FIFA rankings with quarter-finalists Brazil still top, the global governing body announced on Thursday.

December 22, 2022
December 22, 2022

‘Messi the best even without World Cup’

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has no doubt that Lionel Messi is the greatest player of all time and his opinion would not change even if the forward had not guided Argentina to the World Cup title in Qatar, the Spaniard said on Wednesday.