Latest Lionel Messi News

Kylian Mbappé sustained a broken nose and will need to wear a mask if he plays on at Euro 2024

Jun. 18, 2024 07:50 AM EDT

DUSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Kylian Mbappé suffered a broken nose during France’s opening game at the European Championship and will have to wear a face mask if he plays on at the tournament. The French Football Federation said Mbappé would not “immediately” need surgery but...

Kylian Mbappé's nose injury places doubt on his continued involvement in Euro 2024

Jun. 17, 2024 21:01 PM EDT

DUSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Kylian Mbappé’s facial injury in France’s 1-0 win against Austria on Monday has put in doubt whether he will continue at the European Championship. An aerial head-on-shoulder collision with Austria’s Kevin Danso left Mbappé curled on the field...

Lionel Messi and Argentina will try for a 3rd straight major title in Copa America

Jun. 17, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lionel Messi and Argentina will try to match Spain’s feat of three consecutive major titles when the Copa America kicks off Thursday night. Coming off championships in the 2021 Copa America and the 2022 World Cup, Messi will be four days shy of his 37th birthday...

MLS teams adjust to a summer of soccer without some of the league's biggest names

Jun. 16, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

Lionel Messi could miss as many as six games with Inter Miami if Argentina wins its way to the Copa America final. With 12 goals and a league-leading 13 assists, Messi has helped push Miami to the top of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference. Questions loom about whether Miami can...

Weghorst returns from World Cup clash with Messi and lifts Netherlands to beat Poland at Euro 2024

Jun. 16, 2024 12:55 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Being barked at by Lionel Messi in a testy post-game exchange that became a viral meme was a strange way for Wout Weghorst to leave the 2022 World Cup after his goals had set up an epic quarterfinal drama. The Netherlands forward's return to major tournament...

Yuya Kubo scores 3 times from 78th minute on to rally Cincinnati to 4-2 victory over Earthquakes

Jun. 16, 2024 01:00 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Yuya Kubo came off the bench and scored the final three goals of the match — all coming from the 78th minute on and all with assists from Luciano Acosta — to rally FC Cincinnati to a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night. Kubo, who...

Leonardo Frugis Afonso's stoppage-time goal helps Inter Miami beat Union 2-1

Jun. 15, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Leonardo Frugis Afonso scored a goal in stoppage time, Julian Gressel added a goal and short-handed Inter Miami beat the Philadelphia Union 2-1 Saturday night. David Ruiz, a 20-year-old midfielder, was shown his second yellow card in the 69th minute and Miami...

Mbappé wants to erase bad memory of decisive penalty miss and leave Euro 2024 as a champion

Jun. 15, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The last time Kylian Mbappé kicked a ball at the European Championship, it sent France out of the competition. He was the only player to miss in a penalty shootout against Switzerland, and France was eliminated from Euro 2020 in the round of 16 in a game where they...

Lionel Messi says Inter Miami will be 'my last club'

Jun. 12, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

Lionel Messi says Inter Miami will be “my last club.” The 36-year-old World Cup champion isn't thinking about joining an Argentine club to write the last chapter of playing career. “I think Inter Miami is going to be my last club. Today I think it is going to be...

Copa America: How to watch, schedule, betting favorites and more

Jun. 12, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

The biggest soccer tournament in the Americas is about to land stateside. The 48th edition of the Copa America will showcase the top talents from two continents in 14 venues across the U.S. for nearly a month of competition. Ten CONMEBOL teams from South America and six CONCACAF...