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  • 9 Best Soccer Players to Never Win the World Cup

    9 Best Soccer Players to Never Win the World Cup

    Well, Argentina lost to Germany in extra time of the finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. And that means Lionel Messi, the man most observers regard as the greatest soccer player on the planet today—winner of six Spanish Liga trophies, three Champions League trophies, and four consecutive World Player of the Year awards—remains without a World […]

  • The 9 Biggest Underachieving Superstars in the History of the World Cup

    The 9 Biggest Underachieving Superstars in the History of the World Cup

    Every World Cup has its share of breakout stars. In South Africa in 2010, for example, Uruguay’s veteran forward Diego Forlán established himself as one of the greatest players in the world, and Thomas Müller made it clear that he was the future of German soccer. However, for every unexpected brilliant performance, there is always at least one epic disappointment. […]

  • Lionel Messi Stood Up Fans Who Paid $2500 Just to Meet Him (Video)

    Lionel Messi Stood Up Fans Who Paid $2500 Just to Meet Him (Video)

    When Lionel Messi announced that he’d be spending a good part of the soccer offseason touring America with some of his international soccer pals in order to raise money for charity, that sounded like a brilliant PR move. They could sell regular tickets to people who just wanted to sit in the stands, and they […]

  • Irina Shayk Refuses to Cut a Lionel Messi Jersey (Video)

    Irina Shayk Refuses to Cut a Lionel Messi Jersey (Video)

    Since 2010, Russian model Irina Shayk has been dating soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, and because of that we’ll simply assume that she is now a big fan of CR8 and his Spanish club team, Real Madrid.  And that should probably make her a big hater of Lionel Messi and Barcelona—but not a big enough hater […]

  • Gold Replica of Lionel Messi’s Foot On Sale For $5.25-Million (Video)

    Gold Replica of Lionel Messi’s Foot On Sale For $5.25-Million (Video)

    Towards the end of 2012, Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka brought a cast of Lionel Messi‘s foot home with him following his trip to Spain.  The purpose was to create a replica of the Argentine star’s foot, which is set to go on sale for $5.25-million, with proceeds going towards the Leo Messi Foundation, a global charity for […]

  • Lionel Messi Kissed by a Fan During Argentina-Sweden Friendly (Video)

    Lionel Messi Kissed by a Fan During Argentina-Sweden Friendly (Video)

    No, this is not déjà vu.  Yet another soccer fan has rushed onto the field during a match to show Lionel Messi some affection. The incident took place during a friendlybetween Argentina and Sweden in Stockholm earlier today, as some dude in a Barcelona jersey rushed onto the pitch so that he could rub Messi’s […]

  • Fan Runs Onto Field to Give Lionel Messi a Hug (Video)

    Fan Runs Onto Field to Give Lionel Messi a Hug (Video)

    Pro athletes are usually a little uncomfortable when fans invade the playing field. After all, that goalie in England got socked in the face by some drunken idiot, and of course, Monica Seles got stabbed by a Stefi Graf fan in Germany back in 1993. So you never know if the fans are there to have […]