IMAGE: Lionel Messi with former Argentina coach Diego Maradona. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images. They were two small Argentina players with the same enormous challenge -- to meet the expectations of a soccer-mad country. Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi have both proved themselves to be skilful giants on the world soccer stage despite their diminutive frames of 1.65 and 1.70 metres respectively. But, while Maradona reached the heights by lifting the World Cup, Messi's only major ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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‘He has to come back - excuse the emotion - but it's what I feel’ IMAGE: Fans gather in front of the Obelisk in support of Argentina's player Lionel Messi, who recently announced his retirement from international soccer, and to ask him to come back to the national squad in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters. Hundreds of Argentines protested in the pouring rain on Saturday, demanding that soccer star Lionel Messi return to Argentina's national team after he ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
As journalists from across the world hung to Bolt's every word and nearly 70 cameras filmed his beaming smile ‘Guys like Usain happen once every several generations. You cannot expect to hit the jackpot every four years’ IMAGE: Usain Bolt dances samba at a press conference. Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters. As a dozen scantily clad Brazilian Samba dancers gyrated on to the stage, rocking peacock-style headdresses and glittery thongs, Usain Bolt was not about to be intimidated ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
- Should he end the occasion holding aloft the trophy, it would not only crown a remarkable career, it would perhaps settle once and for all a debate that has divided fans across the world. IMAGE: Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, shakes hands with Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo before the start of a La Liga game. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters For so much of Cristiano Ronaldo's majestic career, he has battled with Lionel Messi, often unsuccessfully, to be considered the greatest player in the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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