Lionel Messi

Messi to miss Olympics but leaves door open for 2026 World Cup

"I spoke with (Argentinian Olympic coach Javier) Mascherano, and we immediately agreed on the situation," Inter Miami forward Messi said in the interview broadcast on Wednesday.

Messi expects Miami to be his last club

Messi's star turn raised the profile for MLS in the United States.

Messi and Argentina train in Miami ahead of Ecuador, Guatemala friendlies

The Argentina football team led by Lionel Messi took part in their first formal training session at the Inter Miami Club Training Center in Miami in their build-up to the Copa America 2024 starting on June 21.

VAR drama saves Messi's Miami blushes in St. Louis draw

Inter, upset at home by Atlanta on Wednesday, appeared to be heading for another costly loss after a 68th-minute Luis Suarez own goal left St.Louis 3-2 up heading into the final minutes.

Lobjanidze upstages Messi as Atlanta stun Miami

Lobjanidze stunned a star-studded Miami line-up with two long-range strikes either side of half-time to fire Atlanta into a 2-0 lead.

Inter Miami win without Messi, Suarez

Inter Miami rested Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez but still managed to extend their unbeaten run in Major League Soccer to 10 games with a hard fought 2-1 win at the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.

Whitecaps tell fans not to expect Messi for Miami MLS clash

Messi, 36, has become the face of MLS since joining Miami last July, but he has yet to make an appearance in Vancouver.

Messi leads Argentina's squad for pre-Copa America friendlies

AS Roma forward Dybala is the big absentee after several injuries that have ruled him out of previous internationals.

Campana's late stunner gives Messi's Miami victory over D.C.

Despite the return of Lionel Messi to the starting line-up, after he missed the 0-0 draw at Orlando on Wednesday, Miami struggled to create chances against a very well organized D.C. defense.

May 17, 2024
May 17, 2024

Messi's record $20.4 million salary dwarfs entire MLS teams

Lionel Messi's record $20.45 million annual salary from Inter Miami makes him by far the best paid player in Major League Soccer but also puts him ahead of the entire squads of 25 of the league's clubs, according to data released by the MLS Players Association on Thursday.

May 16, 2024
May 16, 2024

Without Messi, Miami's winning run ends

Inter Miami's five-match winning run came to an end on Wednesday as, without the injured Lionel Messi, they were held to a 0-0 draw at Orlando City.

May 12, 2024
May 12, 2024

Suarez on target as Miami fight back in Montreal

Messi briefly left the field for attention after a heavy challenge and while the Argentine was on the sidelines, his team won a free-kick in the area -- where the World Cup winner can be so deadly.

May 6, 2024
May 6, 2024

Messi pays tribute to Argentina’s World Cup winning coach Menotti

Menotti led Argentina to their first World Cup triumph in 1978 in home soil and coached the national team from 1974 to 1982.

May 5, 2024
May 5, 2024

‘Nothing surprises me about Messi’

Messi's five assists, which all came in the second half, are a new record for an MLS game and he now has 10 goals and 12 assists in eight league appearances so far this season.

May 5, 2024
May 5, 2024

Five assists and goal for Messi, hat-trick for Suarez as Miami hit six

Without Messi, Miami had fallen to a 4-0 defeat to the Red Bulls in New York in March, but they more than avenged that loss with their merciless second half demolition job.

April 28, 2024
April 28, 2024

Messi scores two more as Miami beat New England

A crowd over 65,612 turned up at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the stadium the Revolution share with the NFL's New England Patriots, to see the Argentine World Cup winner.

April 27, 2024
April 27, 2024

'You can never imagine Argentina without Messi'

Argentina midfielder Exequiel Palacios wants Lionel Messi to be an eternal part of the national team and cannot bear the thought of playing for his country without the inspirational forward.

April 18, 2024
April 18, 2024

Papon seeks Argentina’s help in developing Bangladesh football

Nazmul Hassan Papon, the youth and sports minister of Bangladesh, sought assistance from Argentina for developing the country's football and promised to extend Bangladesh’s help to develop Argentina’s cricket during a courtesy meeting at the Sports Ministry today with Marcelo C. Cesa, the ambassador to Bangladesh.

April 14, 2024
April 14, 2024

Record crowd in KC sees Messi, Miami get win

The crowd was more than 20,000 larger than the 52,424 that saw the then-Kansas City Wizards defeat Manchester United 2-1 at Arrowhead in an exhibition match in July 2010.

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