Latest Lionel Messi News

Euro 2024: What to know about the European Championship

Jun. 13, 2024 04:27 AM EDT

A guide to everything you need to know about the European Championship in Germany: When does it start? The Euros kick off on Friday when host Germany plays Scotland at the Munich Football Arena (better known as the Allianz Arena for Bayern Munich games). ...

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...

Besides Messi, there is Vinicius Júnior, Valverde, Garnacho and Pulisic to watch at Copa America

Jun. 12, 2024 11:59 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Lionel Messi is undoubtedly the face of this year's Copa America. But there are other players to watch when the South American soccer championship starts this month in the United States with 16 teams from the Western Hemisphere competing. VINICIUS...

Di Maria scores, Messi returns in Argentina’s Copa America warmup victory over Ecuador

Jun. 09, 2024 21:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Angel Di Maria scored as Lionel Messi returned to the international stage for the first time in six months, helping Argentina to a 1-0 victory over Ecuador in a Copa America warmup match on Sunday. Messi was sidelined for the first half before replacing Di Maria in...

Captain Chicho Arango finds his groove, leads Real Salt Lake's surge

Jun. 06, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

Chicho Arango's recent goal from the halfway line is symbolic of the statement that Real Salt Lake has made with its play so far this season. RSL (9-6-2) is off to its best start in team history and sits atop Major League Soccer's Western Conference at the halfway point of the season...

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the men's soccer competition

Jun. 06, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

A roadmap to follow for men's soccer during the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch —Bradley Barcola, France: One of France's rising stars, Barcola joined Paris Saint-Germain last year as part of the club's push for young, homegrown talent following the departures of...

Kylian Mbappé finally joins Real Madrid in a union of soccer's top player and club

Jun. 03, 2024 17:00 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Kylian Mbappé is finally a Real Madrid player. Madrid said on Monday it reached a deal with the France star for the next five seasons, bringing together one of soccer’s top talents and its most successful club. Madrid did not release any financial...

Mired in disappointing season, Atlanta United fires coach Gonzalo Pineda

Jun. 03, 2024 14:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United fired coach Gonzalo Pineda on Monday, less than 24 hours after another loss dropped the team farther from playoff contention in Major League Soccer. The team announced the change coming off a 3-2 home setback to Charlotte before more than 61,000 fans...

Real Madrid plot a 16th Champions League triumph. Kylian Mbappe would make Europe's best even better

Jun. 02, 2024 13:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Real Madrid had barely begun celebrating a record-extending 15th Champions League title when coach Carlo Ancelotti started to plot a 16th. The all-time kings of Europe have no intention of releasing their grip on the trophy - and by the start of next season, the best...