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5-year-old Afghan boy becomes Internet star – Plastic shirt goes viral

JAGHORI, Afghanistan, Jan 30, (AFP): A five-year-old Afghan boy has become an Internet star after pictures went viral of him wearing an Argentina football shirt made out of a plastic bag, complete with his hero Lionel Messi’s name. Murtaza Ahmadi has never met his idol and lives in a Taleban-controlled …

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Resurgent Real face Betis test – Messi fit as Barcelona eye top spot

MADRID, Jan 22, (AFP): Lionel Messi is expected to be fit as Barcelona make the tricky trip to Malaga on Saturday looking to move back to the top of La Liga. Messi missed Wednesday’s 2-1 Copa del Rey win at Athletic Bilbao due to a hamstring problem that forced him …

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Barcelona allay Messi hamstring injury fears – Real players prefer Zidane to Benitez: Ronaldo

BARCELONA, Jan 18, (AFP): Barcelona on Monday played down fears that striker Lionel Messi injured his hamstring during Sunday’s 6-0 thrashing of Athletic Bilbao in La Liga, after the Argentine was replaced at half-time at the Camp Nou. “The tests carried out this morning (Monday) allowed us to rule out …

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Messi wins record fifth Ballon d’Or – Lloyd claims women’s award; Enrique named coach of year

ZURICH, Jan 11, (AFP): Barcelona star Lionel Messi won a record fifth FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player at a ceremony in Zurich on Monday. He dethroned three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo in adding to his four consecutive awards from 2009 to 2012. Brazil star Neymar came third …

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Jail sought for Messi’s father

MADRID, Oct 6, (RTRS): Spain’s public prosecutor has recommended a jail sentence totaling 18 months and fines of more than 2 million euros ($2.25 million) for Lionel Messi’s father Jorge in a tax fraud case. The prosecutor reiterated that Lionel Messi should not have to face charges for allegedly defrauding …

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