Argentina’s Lionel Messi hugs goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez during the penalty shootout of their Copa America semi-final match against Colombia at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse
After four losses in finals, early exits in major tournaments and even a decision to retire from the national team as the superstar celebrated a much-awaited title in the Maracana Stadium.
The Barcelona captain, who is on international duty in Brazil for his country at the ongoing Copa America, was surprised by a midnight party thrown by his Argentina teammates.
Lionel Messi celebrated his record 148th international cap with two goals as Argentina trounced Bolivia 4-1 to clinch top spot in Copa America Group A on Monday. Messi — who had equalled Javier Mascherano’s Argentinian caps record
Lionel Messi scored a penalty but Argentina missed out on the chance to take over top spot of South American World Cup qualifying from rivals Brazil after a 1-1 draw with Chile on Thursday. Messi also clipped the woodwork and forced three
The campaign aims to integrate sports into charitable work by harnessing sports in serving charity activities during the Holy Month and positively integrating sports events in serving the community, which contributes to supporting social services and humanitarian projects.
The partial schedule released on Thursday by IPL comprises 21 matches, to be played across 10 cities, with each team playing a minimum of three matches and a maximum of five.
The former Pakistani captain, who has represented 19 teams in the T20 format, scoring 3,698 runs for the national side and 2,398 for the Kings, reached the milestone in 271 innings as opposed to Gayle who achieved the feat in 285 innings.