UEFA have rejected the plans along with a number of Europe’s leading clubs but Ronaldo said if Messi and Ronaldo ”were given more opportunities to win the World Cup, I’m sure they will say yes.”
Tag: Lionel Messi
“That’s why I am here. It’s an ambitious club,” Messi told a news conference. “You can see they’re ready to fight for everything.”
The 34-year-old Argentine forward, who joined on a two-year deal on Tuesday with an option for a third year, will be presented to a 50,000 crowd at Parc des Princes before the game against Strasbourg on Saturday.
The maverick striker confirmed the end of his 21-year stint with Spanish club Barcelona on Sunday and he was left in tears while bidding adieu to the club.
Here are some of its most important dates: June 24, 1987 — Messi is born in Rosario, Argentina.
Messi could still return to Barcelona but him not signing a contract before deadline means that this is the first time in 7,504 days that he is not with the club on paper.
The Argentine ace has now a staggering feat of 644 goals, all wearing the Barcelona FC shirt, across 17 seasons and 749 games. That surpasses the 643 goals that Pele scored for Santos.
The goal moved him three ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Raul Gonzalez with 33 goals each, and Karim Benzema and Zlatan Ibrahimovic with 29, according to official FC Barcelona website.
But on September 4, the striker published a video message confirming that he would remain at the club for the 2020-21 season to see out the remaining year of his contract.
Argentine superstar Lionel Messi ended speculation last week about his future at the Catalan giants by announcing that he would stay for another season, though reluctantly, rather than fight his club in a court of law.
Although Messi will remain at the Camp Nou until he can leave as a free agent, fans are worried at the interview in which he explained how he felt in recent months.
All Messi Senior told the press was that he knew “nothing” but that he believed it would be “difficult” for his son to remain at Barcelona, where he has spent the last 20 years.
Bartomeu, however, has played down speculations and stated Messi wants to finish his career at Barcelona. He insisted that the Argentine has told him about his future at the club.
The Argentine star revealed that his son Mateo ensured that he remembered the defeat whenever they play at his home.
In the finals of FIFA World Cup 2014, Argentina lost to Germany by 1-0 in Rio de Janerio.
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Barcelona: Hailing FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi for his superlative display against Chelsea, manager Antonio Conte said his kind of player is born only once every 50 years. Barcelona thumped Chelsea 3-0 in the second leg of the round of 16 Champions League tie at Camp Nou, qualifying for the quarter[Read More…]
In the latest Forbes list, Captain Virat Kohli is the only sportsperson from India who made it among the world’s 100 highest paid athletes, topped by Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. Kohli, 28-year-old, has been ranked 89th in the Forbes 2017 list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes’ with a total[Read More…]