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Lionel Messi Handed Shocking 21 Month Suspended Sentence

Lionel Messi has been handed a shocking 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud. A Spanish court has found the 29-year-old and his father Jorge guilty on all three counts and have received a fine of £1.7m. However, it is unlikely that the Barcelona star will serve any time in prison. The pair’s sentences can be appealed through the Spanish Supreme …

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Argentina’s Lionel Messi Retires From International Football

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 26: Lionel Messi #10 of Argentina reacts after missing a penalty kick against Chile during the Copa America Centenario Championship match at MetLife Stadium on June 26, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Chile defeated Argentina 4-2 in penalty kicks. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

It was another night of international heartbreak for Argentina and Lionel Messi, and the superstar has now decided that enough is enough. Argentina were in action in the Copa América final last night against holders Chile, and despite the goalless draw going all the way to a penalty shootout, Gerardo Martino’s side left the match empty handed as Chile defended …

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Top Five Arsenal Targets Arsène Wenger Has Missed Out On

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at Stadium of Light on April 24, 2016 in Sunderland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Having officially lost the battle to sign Leicester’s Jamie Vardy this week, many Arsenal fans are now once again fearful of the club’s level of recruiting power. The 29 year old opted instead to sign a new four year deal with the Premier League champions, meaning Arsène Wenger has missed out on his prime forward target and must turn to his contingency …

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Koeman The Only Choice To Awaken The Sleeping Giant That Is Everton

Towards the end of a distinguished playing career he was pictured trying the shirt on for size – now, 20 years later, it seems Everton are the perfect fit for Ronald Koeman. Even before his first official press conference as Everton manager, Dutchman Koeman had already spoken in glowing terms about the history and potential of his new club. But …

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Eto’o To Host Most Star-Studded Charity Match Of All Time

Neymar

Samuel Eto’o is already well known in the world of football trivia as the only man to have won back-to-back trebles (domestic league, domestic cup and Champions League) with two separate clubs – a feat he achieved with Barcelona in 2009 and Inter Milan in 2010. But he could make a new name for himself as the mastermind of the most star-studded …

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United Have Approached Barcelona Twice About Their Biggest Star [Reports]

It’s no rumour that Manchester United have been riding a wave of positive feeling since the arrival of José Mourinho following Louis van Gaal’s sacking last month. While United have yet to confirm a top-class signing, Mourinho has apparently been very busy. With rumours circulating over a potential approach for Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny and the increasing possibility of Zlatan Ibrahimovic …

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Previewing Copa America 2016

Alexis Sanchez

Waking up in cold sweats from the lack of football? Just can’t wait another week for the Euros to start? You’re in luck. Copa America 2016, the 45th edition of South America’s premier international tournament, begins in the early hours of Saturday morning. “Copa America Centanario” is being played on the hundredth anniversary of the inaugural playing and for the …

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Lionel Messi Declines Face-Off With Former UFC Fighter

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 08: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou on May 8, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

The realm of mixed martial arts very rarely merges with the worldwide phenomenon that is football, but on occasion, both sides do meet. I’m not talking about Shaolin Soccer or Jose Aldo’s early years as a footballer, but a friendly encounter between arguably the greatest player in the world and an ex-UFC fighter. Brazilian Ronys Torres spent last month training at …

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