After a move to Inter Miami, the world's biggest soccer star has more than a new team to take on — he's being counted on to popularize Major League Soccer too.
After months of speculation, Messi announced his decision Wednesday to join Inter Miami, a franchise that has been led by another global soccer icon in David Beckham since its inception.
Argentina beat defending-champion France in the final. It's the third World Cup title for Argentina but the first for Messi - the only trophy he hadn't won in his storied and remarkable career.
Lionel Messi led Argentina to a quarterfinal victory over the Netherlands in a penalty kick shootout. Messi had a goal, an assist and scored in the shootout. Argentina will take on Croatia next.
Lionel Messi will grace the World Cup stage at least one more time. Argentina finished in first place in Group C to set up a match against Australia, a surprise qualifier for the knockout stage.
For Lionel Messi, this World Cup, and the historic upset with Saudi Arabia, is about so much more than soccer. It's about whether or not he can finally come back home to Argentina as a hero.
Lionel Messi's quest to win the one major title to elude him had a shocking start in what may be his final World Cup, as Saudi Arabia scored twice in a five-minute span of the second half and won 2-1.
"Due to economic and structural obstacles" in LaLiga regulations, Messi will depart less than a month after making a verbal agreement on a 5-year deal, the club said in a statement.
The Argentina national soccer team dealt a crushing blow to Brazil in the Copa América finals, winning 1-0. Team captain Lionel Messi had long wanted to bring his team to victory.
Months after a boy in rural Afghanistan became a sensation for wearing a homemade Lionel Messi jersey, he's now met the soccer star and watched his FC Barcelona team play.