Lionel Messi will not rejoin the Argentina national team this September for friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia and is unlikely to play again in what remains of 2018, sources have told ESPN's Diego Monroig.
According to a report in Clarin newspaper, Barcelona's star told Argentina interim coach Lionel Scaloni that he won't be available for the upcoming games in the United States and he didn't confirm when he will play again for the national team or whether he intends to come back for the 2019...
TANGIER, Morocco --Three points from Stade Ibn Batouta on Barcelona's 2-1 win over Sevilla in the Spanish Super Cup.
1. Barcelona win record 13th Spanish Super Cup
Ousmane Dembele began what he hopes will be his breakout season with Barcelona by scoring the winning goal as La Liga champions Barcelona beat Sevilla to win the Spanish Super Cup in Morocco on Sunday.
Dembele's first season at Camp Nou following a €105 million move from Borussia Dortmund was disrupted by injury problems,...
Barcelona have confirmed that Lionel Messi will replace Andres Iniesta as the club's captain for the new season.
Iniesta had been the club captain since 2015, when Xavi Hernandez left for Qatar, but he moved to Japanese side Vissel Kobe earlier this summer.
Messi, 31, has previously led Barca in Iniesta's absence but will now begin the campaign as the club's outright captain. The forward, Barca's all-time record goalscorer with 552 in all competitions, already wears the armband for the Argentina.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah will compete with Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo for UEFA's award for best Champions League forward, while his new teammate Alisson is up for the top goalkeeper award.
Salah scored 10 goals in the 2017-18 competition to help Liverpool into the final, where they were beaten by Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who won last year's award, was one of several members of that Madrid squad to lift the trophy for a third consecutive year. The Portugal forward,...