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Messi Contemplates Retirement: Argentina’s Icon Eyes Farewell in Miami

As the curtain begins to close on his illustrious career, the legendary Lionel Messi hints at ending his journey with Inter Miami. The Argentine icon moved to the MLS franchise last year after a celebrated tenure in European soccer with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. Messi, a hero in Barcelona, finds himself at a reflective point as he gears up to defend Argentina's Copa America title this year. Speculations about his retirement are rife as the sporting world watches closely. At 36, Messi revealed in an ESPN interview…

Four-time World Cup Star Messi Contemplates Skipping 2026 Tournament

Lionel Messi, now plying his trade at Inter Miami, expressed hesitance about participating in the 2026 World Cup. The football icon will be 39 years old during the tournament scheduled to unfold across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The famed forward, adorned with eight Ballon d'Or trophies, hinted at a possible final bow on the grand stage, though he stated that his participation would hinge on his physical condition as the event draws near. "It's about how I feel, my physical state," Messi shared with Infobae. "I…

Alba Rallies for Showdown in Miami as MLS Icon Messi Prepares to Defend Copa America Title

Argentina, with Lionel Messi at the helm, will embark on their Copa America defense this month, consequently sidelining Inter Miami as they lose their marquee striker in MLS. Lionel Messi departs for Copa America duties after dazzling the MLS, urging Inter Miami, under Jordi Alba's encouragement, to hold the fort until his return. Breaking MLS records, Messi became the fastest to reach 25 goal contributions, accomplishing this feat in only 12 games, a record previously held by Carlos Vela. In a recent nail-biter against…

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in Crosshairs of Inter Miami for Spectacular Comeback

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are set to play for Inter Miami against St. Louis City in MLS. Miami looks to recover from a loss after a 10-game unbeaten streak. The defeat on Wednesday halted their unbeaten run, despite Messi and Suarez returning. Both will be fit for the upcoming game, as stated by assistant coach Javier Morales. St. Louis City has lost three consecutive matches, dropping to 11th in the Western Conference. They aim to bounce back from their recent defeat against the Seattle Sounders. Bradley Carnell, the…

Vancouver Head Coach Sartini Embraces High Expectations for Creative Genius Messi

Lionel Messi's Inter Miami, leading MLS, head to Vancouver Whitecaps. Vanni Sartini encourages fans to enjoy Messi but wants players to focus. Miami's recent victory pushed them to the top of the table with 31 points in 15 games. Messi, with 10 goals and nine assists in MLS, may play against Vancouver despite a minor injury. Sartini respects fans' adoration for the soccer superstar but highlights the importance of team performance. Sartini, contrasting opinions, acknowledges the threat posed by Messi and Luis Suarez. He…

Dynamic Messi Takes Charge of Argentina Squad for Copa America; Dybala Omitted

Despite undergoing a successful domestic season, Paulo Dybala will not be part of Argentina's Copa America defense. Lionel Scaloni has selected a provisional 29-man squad for the tournament, with Lionel Messi leading the team again. Experienced players like Angel Di Maria and Nicolas Otamendi are also included. Enzo Fernandez and Lisandro Martinez are in the squad despite recent injuries. Paulo Dybala, who had an impressive season with 16 goals and three player of the month awards, has been surprisingly left out. He…

Scoreless Showdown: Florida Rivals Orlando City and Inter Miami Battle to a Stalemate Without Messi

Inter Miami, led by Lionel Messi, settled for a 0-0 draw against Orlando City. Messi's absence was evident as they failed to win without their star player. Messi was sidelined due to a knee injury, causing Miami to miss their winning streak in the MLS games. Orlando had better chances, with Luis Suarez making attempts, but Yutaro Tsukada nearly clinched a win for them on his debut with a late shot that missed. Currently, Miami leads the Eastern Conference by a point over FC Cincinnati. Coach Gerardo Martino anticipates…

Montreal Leader Courtois Finds Encouragement in Growth, Yet Still Envious of Messi and Miami’s Success

This weekend, CF Montreal is set to host Inter Miami, with the former having already triumphed against the latter once this season. CF Montreal coach, Laurent Courtois, commended his team's adaptability under his guidance, expressing humor that he'd trade anyone for Lionel Messi. Montreal currently ranks 11th in the Eastern Conference standings, with a significant gap of 12 points from leaders Inter Miami. Despite external influences affecting their performance, Montreal has showcased resilience, especially while…

Messi and Suarez Shine as Inter Miami Dominates New York Red Bulls 6-2 in MLS showdown

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were the stars of the show as Inter Miami extended their winning streak against the New York Red Bulls. Messi had a hand in all six goals, while Suarez scored a hat-trick in a 6-2 victory at Chase Stadium. The Eastern Conference leaders, on a three-match winning run in MLS, conceded an early goal to Dante Vanzeir in the 30th minute. However, they turned the game around in the second half, with Messi setting up two goals for Matias Rojas before scoring himself. Suarez then stole the spotlight…

Campana Embraces Challenge of Breaking Records at Inter Miami, Unfazed by Messi Competition

Inter Miami clash with the New York Red Bulls on Saturday as Lionel Messi's squad looks to widen their advantage in the Western Conference. Leonardo Campana isn't focused on outdoing his teammate Lionel Messi in Inter Miami's record books. During his stint with Miami, Campana has scored 25 goals compared to Messi's 22 since joining in 2023 from Paris Saint-Germain. Only Gonzalo Higuain with 29 goals has scored more than Campana and Messi for the Herons. Campana downplays any competition with Messi over becoming Miami's…

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