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  1. Brazil manager Felipe Scolari and captain Thiago Silva prepare fo...

    Pablo S. Torre

    World Cup Central

    Blog | July 07, 2014
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  4. Wright Thompson -- Shadowed by the Hand of God

    Wright Thompson

    EVEN IN THE warehouse studio where artists designed the sets for an upcoming film about his life, Leo Messi cannot escape the oppressive shadow of Diego Maradona. A few months before the World Cup, hanging with some set designers, I played my favorit...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  5. Di Maria crucial to Argentina's hopes

    Sam Kelly

    With training having started in earnest at the Argentine FA national team training complex in Ezeiza, just outside southern Buenos Aires, one man is still absent from proceedings. There's no controversy, though -- Angel Di Maria has earned a few days...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  6. Notion that Messi has had a bad season is rubbish

    Graham Hunter

    If there's an urge to pose the question: "What's up with Leo Messi?" then it might be pertinent, first, to self-examine: "What on earth is up with us?" Even though he still stands to win his fifth Spanish title in six years, there's a widespread a...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  7. Barcelona hand Real Madrid a manita

    Rob Train

    Real Madrid's grip on La Liga tightened on Saturday without the Bernabeu club kicking a ball. A not-so-surprising Barcelona loss at Valladolid -- all has not been well at Camp Nou for some time, and Leo Messi in particular is completely out of sorts ...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  8. Real willing and able to fire in Barcelona

    Rob Train

    Saturday's first Clasico of the season will be billed as the usual clash of Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in their eternal struggle for the big individual awards. Taking second billing will be Gareth Bale and Neymar, the new kids on the block but w...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  9. Time for Madrid 20-21?

    Rob Train

    The city of Madrid has had an obsession for more than the past 10 years, and it fell flat on its well-presented face Saturday in Buenos Aires. It's not often you'll find Leo Messi backing something to do with the capital, but sure enough the Barcelon...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  10. Fabregas cancels the flight of fantasy

    Musa Okwonga

    Cesc Fabregas has decided to remain at Barcelona. The midfielder, publicly courted by Manchester United for the past few weeks, has opted to remain at a club where he will be providing assists to Neymar and Leo Messi week after week. All things c...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  11. Alves back Messi, Neymar partnership

    Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

    Transfer news

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2013
  12. Messi would welcome Neymar at Barca

    Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent

    Transfer news

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2013
  13. Falcao deal the most defensive of moves

    Musa Okwonga

    And so the rumours grow that Falcao, the Atletico Madrid forward, may be on his way to Manchester United. The Colombian international is perhaps the only person on Earth who could claim to be a more dangerous penalty-box presence than Leo Messi or Cr...

    Blog | April 13, 2013
  14. A festival of football in Madrid

    Graham Hunter

    This was sublime. Football at its purest, its quickest, its most relentless -- thrilling enough that if anyone had watched this sport we love for the first time tonight then they'd be hooked for life. Craving more. When so many of the world-renown...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  15. Ballons to that: Ronaldo sinks Celta

    Rob Train

    "Cristiano, you deserve the Ballon d'Or" read a banner at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night. There is little doubt the statement is true. To an extent. Ronaldo has been unlucky to find himself in the Leo Messi era. If it were not for the Argentinea...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  16. Spanish football sets the standard

    Graham Hunter

    What a night for Spanish football. I've long held that despite the 'up and at 'em', thud and blunder of the Premier League, the pockets of quality in English football and the tremendous fan culture there, La Liga is far and away the best pound fo...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  17. Van Persie a man out of time as Messi wins again

    Mark Payne

    Despite the ridiculous suit in which he collected the award, nobody could fault the decision. Leo Messi has been named the best player in the world for the fourth year running. In 2012, Messi broke Gerd Muller's goalscoring record, tore up La Liga ev...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  18. Rare union of Spanish sports press condemns Real to bleak midwint...

    Rob Train

    When I was at school, at about the age of six or seven, my classmates and I were presented with rubber gloves, inadequate protective clothing, a very sharp knife and a bull's eye. All in the name of science. No yet able to grasp life and death, we we...

    Blog | December 17, 2012