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  • Football| PSG rubbish L'Equipe report of Lionel Messi's 'giant 110mn' salary Sep 18, 2021 09:39 PM IST

    Football| PSG rubbish L'Equipe report of Lionel Messi's 'giant 110mn' salary

    L'Equipe devoted its front page Saturday to the Argentine superstar's "giant salary" -- a minimum of 110 million euros spread over three years.

  • Grim future: Loss to Bayern Munich exposes Barcelona’s new reality Sep 15, 2021 09:47 PM IST

    Grim future: Loss to Bayern Munich exposes Barcelona’s new reality

    Looking nothing like the team that used to thrive when Messi was on the field, Barcelona couldn’t get a single shot on goal the entire match and saw Bayern constantly threaten the other way.

  • Lionel Messi overtakes Pele with hat-trick as Argentina beat Bolivia Sep 10, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    Lionel Messi overtakes Pele with hat-trick as Argentina beat Bolivia

    Lionel Messi got the opener after 14 minutes in Buenos Aires, dancing around the Bolivian defence before curling the ball into the net from just outside the box.

  • Conor McGregor, Naomi Osaka and more! Here's Forbes’ list of world’s highest-paid athletes in 2021 Sep 06, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    Conor McGregor, Naomi Osaka and more! Here's Forbes’ list of world’s highest-paid athletes in 2021

    Conor McGregor is the highest paid athlete in 2021 with total earning of $180 million. Tens of millions, or even hundreds of millions of dollars per year are at play when it comes to athletes at the very top of their game. Though the pandemic put a significant dent in the business of sports, and teams and their owners earned significantly less, individual athletes actually thrived. A look at the Forbes annual rankings of the world’s highest-paid athletes for 2021.

  • Football| Barcelona look to reap unexpected benefits of Messi exit at Athletic Aug 19, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    Football| Barcelona look to reap unexpected benefits of Messi exit at Athletic

    Koeman is likely to field a similar lineup against Athletic and retain the front three of Memphis Depay, Antoine Griezmann and double scorer Martin Braithwaite.

  • In Pics | Lionel Messi and Barca’s financial turmoil Aug 12, 2021 05:43 PM IST

    In Pics | Lionel Messi and Barca’s financial turmoil

    As Messi joins PSG, a look at his time at Barca, and how the most famous club in the world got to this point

  • What does Lionel Messi arrival mean for Kylian Mbappe's future at PSG? Aug 12, 2021 03:02 PM IST

    What does Lionel Messi arrival mean for Kylian Mbappe's future at PSG?

    PSG's plan is to have the three forwards playing together in an all-star attack that they hope can finally win them the Champions League, yet Mbappe's long-term future remains a source of doubt.

  • Lionel Messi's Paris St Germain package includes crypto fan tokens: Report Aug 12, 2021 02:46 PM IST

    Lionel Messi's Paris St Germain package includes crypto fan tokens: Report

    Paris St Germain (PSG) said in a statement the tokens included in his "welcome package", or signing on fee, had been provided by Socios.com who are the club's fan token provider.

  • Lionel Messi 'extremely happy' after joining PSG, says he is dreaming of winning fifth Champion League title Aug 12, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    Lionel Messi 'extremely happy' after joining PSG, says he is dreaming of winning fifth Champion League title

    Lionel Messi claimed the last of his European titles with former side Barcelona in 2015, while the Qatari-owned Parisians are yet to clinch the continent's elite club competition.

  • The pull of brand Messi: Shirts, social media and TV rights Aug 11, 2021 10:40 PM IST

    The pull of brand Messi: Shirts, social media and TV rights

    In PSG's flagship shop in central Paris, one fan who queued two hours to buy a Messi shirt as soon as the Argentine signed, was more than happy to part with the 165 euros ($194) his purchase cost him.

  • Lionel Messi 'extremely happy' after joining PSG, says he is dreaming of winning fifth Champion League title Aug 11, 2021 03:31 PM IST

    Lionel Messi 'extremely happy' after joining PSG, says he is dreaming of winning fifth Champion League title

    The 34-year-old claimed the last of his European titles with former side Barcelona in 2015, while the Qatari-owned Parisians are yet to clinch the continent's elite club competition.

  • The seven wonders of Messi: His greatest games Aug 10, 2021 07:34 PM IST

    The seven wonders of Messi: His greatest games

    Messi has struggled to duplicate club success for his country, reaching one World Cup final and three Copa America finals and losing them all.

  • Confirmed! Messi to move to PSG on two-year deal Aug 10, 2021 04:20 PM IST

    Confirmed! Messi to move to PSG on two-year deal

    Messi was dropped by Barcelona last week as the financially-stressed Catalan club could not afford him despite a pay cut.

  • Only one Lionel Messi? Turns out, there's quite a few Aug 10, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    Only one Lionel Messi? Turns out, there's quite a few

    As Argentine superstar Lionel Messi leaves Barcelona and looks set to sign for Paris Saint-Germain, he takes with him a legacy which has inspired a legion of lesser-known players who have been compared, often against their will, to the 34-year-old.

  • Explained | Why Messi could not be retained by Barcelona Aug 09, 2021 10:47 PM IST

    Explained | Why Messi could not be retained by Barcelona

    COVID19 pandemic impact on club’s revenues, high debt burden and adherence to LaLiga regulations made it tough for FC Barcelona to retain Lionel Messi.

  • Soccer: FC Barcelona member files complaints to block any Messi move to PSG Aug 09, 2021 07:25 PM IST

    Soccer: FC Barcelona member files complaints to block any Messi move to PSG

    The FFP rules notably forbid top European soccer clubs to pay their playing squads an excessive share of their total revenues, according to the member's complaints, which also state that the transfer of the 34-year-old Argentine star to PSG would breach the code.

  • How much is Messi worth? What PSG may pay the star footballer after his tearful exit from Barca Aug 09, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    How much is Messi worth? What PSG may pay the star footballer after his tearful exit from Barca

    Lionel Messi broke down during his final press conference as a Barcelona player after the club announced that Messi will leave Barca as it could no longer afford him. Here's how much the star footballer might be paid after his emotional exit from Barca.

  • Tearful Lionel Messi confirms he is leaving Barcelona, in talks with PSG Aug 08, 2021 04:25 PM IST

    Tearful Lionel Messi confirms he is leaving Barcelona, in talks with PSG

    Lionel Messi said that he believed he would be staying at the club, with a five-year deal agreed on a 50 percent pay-cut, only for a surprise U-turn to happen late last week.

  • Lionel Messi breaks down in tears at FC Barcelona press conference farewell Aug 08, 2021 04:21 PM IST

    Lionel Messi breaks down in tears at FC Barcelona press conference farewell

    The 34-year-old Argentinian superstar, six times a Ballon d'Or winner, has been out of contract since the end of June and Barca say they cannot afford to keep him, with Paris Saint-Germain widely expected to try to entice him to the Parc des Princes.

  • Messi to hold news conference on Sunday after shock Barcelona exit Aug 07, 2021 08:09 PM IST

    Messi to hold news conference on Sunday after shock Barcelona exit

    Barcelona said the 34-year-old will leave the club, despite both parties having reached an agreement over a new contract, citing economic and structural obstacles to the renewal of the deal.

  • Football: Paris Saint-Germain explores Lionel Messi signing; Pochettino in contact Aug 06, 2021 08:29 PM IST

    Football: Paris Saint-Germain explores Lionel Messi signing; Pochettino in contact

    Funded for a decade by Qatari sovereign wealth, PSG is one of the few clubs in the world that can afford the 34-year-old Messi's salary.

  • We let Lionel Messi go to save the club, says Barca President Joan Laporta Aug 06, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    We let Lionel Messi go to save the club, says Barca President Joan Laporta

    The club and Messi had both wanted to sign a new contract but the Argentine's deal would have taken salaries to 110 percent of the club's earnings, a financially risky move given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Joan Laporta said.

  • A timeline of Lionel Messi's career at Barcelona Aug 06, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    A timeline of Lionel Messi's career at Barcelona

    Lionel Messi's incredible 17-season career at Barcelona appears to have come to an end.

  • Lionel Messi's top 10 goals for Barcelona Aug 06, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    Lionel Messi's top 10 goals for Barcelona

    Lionel Messi scored a club record 672 goals in his 17 seasons with Barcelona.

  • Disbelief in Argentina as Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona Aug 06, 2021 06:58 AM IST

    Disbelief in Argentina as Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona

    A month after the Rosario-born superstar led the national team to their first major title in 28 years, Messi was again the centre of attention as the club announced he would end his 18-year relationship with them and not sign a new playing contract.

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