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Lionel „Leo“ Andrés Messi Cuccittini ist ein argentinischer Fußballspieler, der seit auch die spanische Staatsangehörigkeit besitzt. Messi spielt seit seinem Lebensjahr für den FC Barcelona. Lionel „Leo“ Andrés Messi Cuccittini [ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi] (* Juni in Rosario) ist ein argentinischer Fußballspieler, der seit auch die. Fans und Spieler sammeln Geld: Wenn's klappt: Stuttgart-Profi bietet Messi die 10 an. Lionel Messi im Laufuell mit Sami Khedira (2.v.l.) und. Messis Optionen: Bayern, Wiedersehen mit Pep, Duo mit CR7 & Co. Robert Gherda. | Uhr. Kommt es zu einem Wiedersehen von Lionel Messi. Wie der katalanische Radiosender RAC1 und die Sportzeitung Marca berichten, soll Messis Vater und Berater Jorge dem Klub mitgeteilt haben.
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Ultimately, Messi's short stature 5 feet, 7 inches , combined with his speed and relentless attacking style, has drawn comparisons to another famous Argentinian footballer, Diego Maradona.
Lionel Messi at a Barcelona soccer match, April He also plays for the Argentina national team. By the age of 16, Messi made his first appearance for the FC Barcelona, putting himself in the record books on May 1, , as the youngest player to ever score a goal for the franchise.
That same year, he led Argentina to the title in the under World Cup, scoring on a pair of penalty kicks to propel the team over Nigeria.
Messi steered Barcelona to a wealth of success, most notably in , when the left-footer's team captured the Champions League, La Liga, and Spanish Super Cup titles.
Even the great Maradona gushed about his fellow countryman. He has something different than any other player in the world. Amazingly, the soccer wizard continued to improve, discovering new ways to elude defenders while leading Barcelona to La Liga and Spanish Super Cup championships in and , as well as the '11 Champions League title.
Messi embarked on an all-out assault on the record books in He became the first player to score five goals in a Champions League match in early March, and a few weeks later he surpassed Cesar Rodriguez's club-record goals to become Barcelona's all-time leading scorer.
By the end of , Messi had accumulated an astounding 91 goals in club and international play, eclipsing the 85 netted in a single calendar year by Gerd Muller in The soccer great came back to earth somewhat that year due to the persistence of hamstring injuries, but he regained his record-breaking form by becoming the all-time leading scorer in La Liga and Champions League play in late Four years later, following another La Liga title, Messi again established a new standard for excellence by claiming his sixth Ballon d'Or.
For all his success with Barcelona, Messi has come under fire for his inability to help Argentina's national team win a major title.
He did lead "La Albiceleste" to the final of the World Cup, and was named player of the tournament, although his team lost to Germany.
In , following Argentina's second consecutive loss to Chile in the final of the Copa America tournament, Messi announced he was ending his run with the national team.
In addition to his 31 goals, Messi was also the league's top assist provider with As Messi developed into a combination of a number 8 a creator , a 9 scorer , and a 10 assistant ,  he scored an unprecedented 73 goals and provided 29 assists in all club competitions during the —12 season , producing a hat-trick or more on 10 occasions.
As Messi maintained his goalscoring form into the second half of the season, the year saw him break several longstanding records.
On 7 March, two weeks after scoring four goals in a league fixture against Valencia , he scored five times in a Champions League last round match against Bayer Leverkusen , an unprecedented achievement in the history of the competition.
Despite Messi's individual form, Barcelona's four-year cycle of success under Guardiola — one of the greatest eras in the club's history — drew to an end.
Under manager Tito Vilanova , who had first coached him aged 14 at La Masia , Messi helped the club achieve its best-ever start to a La Liga season during the second half of , amassing 55 points by the competition's midway point, a record in Spanish football.
Barcelona had virtually secured their La Liga title by the start of , eventually equalling Real Madrid's point record of the previous season.
However, their performances deteriorated in the second half of the —13 campaign , concurrently with Vilanova's absence due to ill health.
After four largely injury-free seasons, the muscular injuries that had previously plagued Messi reoccurred.
After he suffered a hamstring strain on 2 April, during the first quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain , his appearances became sporadic.
In the second leg against PSG, with an underperforming Barcelona down a goal, Messi came off the bench in the second half and within nine minutes helped create their game-tying goal, which allowed them to progress to the semi-finals.
Still unfit, he proved ineffective during the first leg against Bayern Munich and was unable to play at all during the second, as Barcelona were defeated 7—0 on aggregate by the eventual champions.
Messi continued to struggle with injury throughout , eventually parting ways with his long-time personal physiotherapist. Statistically, his contribution of goals, shots, and passes had dropped significantly compared to previous seasons.
Under new manager and former captain Luis Enrique , Messi experienced a largely injury-free start to the —15 season , allowing him to break three more longstanding records towards the end of the year.
At the start of , Barcelona were perceived to be headed for another disappointing end to the season, with renewed speculation in the media that Messi was leaving the club.
His opening goal was hailed as one of the greatest in his career; he collected the ball near the halfway line and beat four opposing players, before feinting the goalkeeper to score in a tight space by the near post.
In the Champions League , Messi scored twice and assisted on another in their 3—0 semi-final victory over Bayern Munich, now under the stewardship of Guardiola.
Some saw it as "a touch of genius", while others criticised it as being disrespectful to the opponent. The Celta players never complained and their coach defended the penalty, stating, "Barca's forwards are very respectful.
Cruyff himself was "very happy" with the play, insisting "it was legal and entertaining". On 4 February , Messi scored his 27th free-kick for Barcelona in a 3—0 home win over Athletic Bilbao in the league, overtaking Koeman as the club's all-time top-scorer from free-kicks.
His game-winning goal in stoppage time was his th for Barcelona. His first goal was also his 10th league goal of the season, making him the first player ever to reach double figures in La Liga for 13 consecutive seasons.
On 13 January , Messi scored his th La Liga goal in his th league appearance in a 3—0 home win over Eibar, becoming the first player ever to manage this tally in just one of Europe's top five leagues.
On 27 April, Messi came off the bench and scored the only goal in a 1—0 home win over Levante, which allowed Barcelona to clinch the league title;  this was his th La Liga appearance, and his first league title as Barcelona's captain.
On 5 August , it was announced that Messi would miss Barcelona's US tour after sustaining a right calf injury. Messi made his first appearance of the season on 17 September, and on 6 October he scored his first goal of the season with a free kick in a 4—0 home win over Sevilla; this was his th goal in La Liga, which saw him break Cristiano Ronaldo's record of goals scored in Europe's top five leagues.
On 25 August , Barcelona confirmed to the Associated Press "that Messi sent the club a document expressing his desire to leave. As a dual Argentine-Spanish national, Messi was eligible to play for the national team of both countries.
Messi declined the offer, having aspired to represent La Albiceleste since childhood. To further prevent Spain from taking him, the Argentine Football Association organised two under friendlies in June , against Paraguay and Uruguay, with the purpose of finalising his status as an Argentina player in FIFA.
Five days after his 17th birthday, on 29 June, he made his debut for his country against Paraguay, scoring once and providing two assists in their 8—0 victory.
He was subsequently included in the squad for the South American Youth Championship , held in Colombia in February As he lacked the stamina of his teammates, the result of his former growth hormone deficiency, he was used as a substitute in six of the nine games.
After being named man of the match against Venezuela, he scored the winning 2—1 goal in the crucial last match against Brazil, thereby securing their third-place qualification for the FIFA World Youth Championship.
Aware of his physical limitations, Messi employed a personal trainer to increase his muscle mass, returning to the squad in an improved condition in time for the World Youth Championship, hosted by the Netherlands in June After he was left out of the starting line-up in their first match against the United States, a 1—0 defeat, the squad's senior players asked manager Francisco Ferraro to let Messi start, as they considered him their best player.
After helping the team defeat Egypt and Germany to progress past the group stage, Messi proved decisive in the knockout phase as he scored their equaliser against Colombia, provided a goal and an assist against title favourites Spain, and scored their opening goal against reigning champions Brazil.
Ahead of the final, he was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament. He scored two penalties in their 2—1 victory over Nigeria, clinching Argentina's fifth championship and finishing the tournament as top scorer with 6 goals.
During the World Cup in Germany, Messi witnessed their opening match victory against the Ivory Coast from the substitutes' bench. In the next match, against Serbia and Montenegro , he became the youngest player to represent Argentina at a FIFA World Cup when he came on as a substitute in the 74th minute.
He assisted their fourth strike within minutes and scored the final goal in their 6—0 victory, making him the youngest scorer in the tournament and the sixth-youngest goalscorer in the history of the World Cup.
Messi consequently started the game against the Netherlands , a 0—0 draw, as they won their group on goal differential. He appeared to score a goal, but it was contentiously ruled offside , with the team needing a late goal in extra time to proceed.
At the quarter-final stage, where the group winners faced Peru, he scored the second goal of a 4—0 victory that saw them through to the semi-final, during which he chipped the ball over Mexico's goalkeeper to ensure another 3—0 win.
Ahead of the Summer Olympics , Barcelona legally barred Messi from representing Argentina at the tournament as it coincided with their Champions League qualifying matches.
Following a 1—0 win in the next group match against Australia , ensuring their quarter-final qualification, Messi was rested during the game against Serbia, while his side won the match to finish first in their group.
Against the Netherlands, he again scored the first goal and assisted a second strike to help his team to a 2—1 win in extra time.
After a 3—0 semi-final victory over Brazil , Messi assisted the only goal in the final as Argentina defeated Nigeria to claim Olympic gold medals.
From late , the national team experienced a three-year period marked by poor performances. Maradona was criticised for his strategic decisions, which included playing Messi out of his usual position.
In eight qualifying matches under Maradona's stewardship, Messi scored only one goal, netting the opening goal in the first such match, a 4—0 victory over Venezuela.
Despite their poor qualifying campaign, Argentina were considered title contenders at the World Cup in South Africa.
At the start of the tournament, the new formation proved effective; Messi managed at least four attempts on goal during their opening match but was repeatedly denied by Nigeria 's goalkeeper, resulting in a 1—0 win.
During the next match, against South Korea , he excelled in his playmaking role, participating in all four goals of his side's 4—1 victory.
As their place in the knockout phase was guaranteed, most of the starters were rested during the last group match, but Messi reportedly refused to be benched.
Argentina were eliminated in the quarter-final against Germany, at the same stage of the tournament and by the same opponent as four years earlier.
Their 4—0 loss was their worst margin of defeat at a World Cup since As the perceived best player in the world, he had been expected to lead an average team to the title, as Maradona arguably did in , but he had failed to replicate his performances at Barcelona with the national team, leading to the accusation that he cared less about his country than his club.
Maradona was replaced by Sergio Batista, who had orchestrated Argentina's Olympic victory. Batista publicly stated that he intended to build the team around Messi, employing him as a false nine within a 4—3—3 system, as used to much success by Barcelona.
Their first two matches, against Bolivia and Colombia, ended in draws. Media and fans noted that he did not combine well with striker Carlos Tevez , who enjoyed greater popularity among the Argentine public; Messi was consequently booed by his own team's supporters for the first time in his career.
During the crucial next match, with Tevez on the bench, he gave a well-received performance, assisting two goals in their 3—0 victory over Costa Rica.
After the quarter-final against Uruguay ended in a 1—1 draw following extra time, with Messi having assisted their equaliser, Argentina were eliminated 4—5 in the penalty shootout by the eventual champions.
Upon his appointment in August , Sabella awarded the year-old Messi the captaincy of the squad, in accord with then-captain Javier Mascherano.
Reserved by nature, Messi went on to lead his squad by example as their best player, while Mascherano continued to fulfil the role of the team's on-field leader and motivator.
Now playing in a free role in an improving team, Messi ended his goal drought by scoring during their first World Cup qualifying match against Chile on 7 October, his first official goal for Argentina in two-and-a-half years.
Under Sabella, Messi's goalscoring rate drastically increased; where he had scored only 17 goals in 61 matches under his previous managers, he scored 25 times in 32 appearances during the following three years.
Messi then helped the team secure their place in the World Cup with a 5—2 victory over Paraguay on 10 September ; in addition to providing an assist, he scored twice from a penalty kick, taking his international tally to 37 goals to become Argentina's second-highest goalscorer behind Batistuta.
Overall, he had scored a total of 10 goals in 14 matches during the qualifying campaign. Ahead of the World Cup in Brazil, doubts persisted over Messi's form, as he finished an unsuccessful and injury-plagued season with Barcelona.
At the start of the tournament, however, he gave strong performances, being elected man of the match in their first four matches. Billed as Messi versus Germany, the world's best player against the best team, the final was a repeat of the final featuring Diego Maradona.
He missed several opportunities to open the scoring throughout the match, in particular at the start of the second half when his breakaway effort went wide of the far post.
Substitute Mario Götze finally scored in the th minute, followed in the last minute of extra time by a free kick that Messi sent over the net, as Germany won the match 1—0 to claim the World Cup.
In addition to being the joint third-highest goalscorer, with four goals and an assist, he created the most chances, completed the most dribbling runs, made the most deliveries into the penalty area and produced the most throughballs in the competition.
Under the stewardship of former Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino, Argentina entered the tournament as title contenders due to their second-place achievement at the World Cup.
As Messi evolved from the team's symbolic captain into a genuine leader, he led Argentina to the knockout stage as group winners. Faced with aggression from opposing players, including taking a boot to the midriff, Messi played below his standards, though he was the only Argentine to successfully convert his penalty.
He was later left on the bench in Argentina's 2—1 opening win over defending champions Chile on 6 June due to concerns regarding his fitness.
During a repeat of the previous year's final on 26 June, Argentina once again lost to Chile on penalties after a 0—0 deadlock, resulting in Messi's third consecutive defeat in a major tournament final with Argentina, and his fourth overall.
After the match, Messi, who had missed his penalty in the shootout, announced his retirement from international football. The team has ended for me, a decision made.
But I think the best player ever played today here in the United States. Following his announcement, a campaign began in Argentina for Messi to change his mind about retiring.
President of Argentina Mauricio Macri urged Messi not to quit, stating, "We are lucky, it is one of life's pleasures, it is a gift from God to have the best player in the world in a footballing country like ours Lionel Messi is the greatest thing we have in Argentina and we must take care of him.
On 28 March , Messi was suspended for four international games for insulting an assistant referee in a game against Chile on 23 March He was also fined CHF 10, On 10 October , Messi led his country to World Cup qualification in scoring a hat-trick as Argentina came from behind to defeat Ecuador 3—1 away; Argentina had not defeated Ecuador in Quito since Following on from their poor qualification campaign, salvaged by Messi, expectations were not high going into the World Cup , with the team, without an injured Messi, losing 6—1 to Spain in March Post match the Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli spoke of the lack of quality in the team surrounding Messi, "the reality of the Argentina squad clouds his [Messi's] brilliance".
We worked to give him the ball but the opponent also worked hard to prevent him from getting the ball. We lost that battle. In Argentina's final group match against Nigeria at the Krestovsky Stadium , Saint Petersburg on 26 June, Messi scored the opening goal in an eventual 2—1 victory, becoming the third Argentine after Diego Maradona and Gabriel Batistuta to score in three different World Cups; he also became the first player to score in the World Cup in his teens, twenties, and his thirties.
Following the tournament, Messi stated that he would not participate in Argentina's friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia in September , and commented that it would be unlikely that he would represent his nation for the remainder of the calendar year.
Messi's absence from the national team and his continued failure to win a title with Argentina prompted speculation in the media that Messi might retire from international football once again.
One of the most prolific goalscorers and clinical finishers of all time, Messi is known for his powerful and accurate striking ability from both inside and outside the area, as well as his positioning, quick reactions, and ability to make attacking runs to beat the defensive line.
While he is renowned for his eye for goal, he also functions in a playmaking role, courtesy of his vision and precise passing.
He is frequently described as a "conjurer", creating goals and opportunities where seemingly none exist. Tactically, Messi plays in a free attacking role; a versatile player, he is capable of attacking on either wing or through the centre of the pitch.
His favoured position in childhood was the playmaker behind two strikers, known as the enganche in Argentine football, but he began his career in Spain as a left-winger or left-sided forward.
As his career advanced, and his tendency to dribble diminished slightly with age, Messi began to dictate play in deeper areas of the pitch , and developed into one of the best passers and playmakers in world football.
Indeed, while he was injury-prone in his early career, he was later able to improve his injury record by running less off the ball, and by adopting a stricter diet, training regime, and sleep schedule.
A prodigious talent as a teenager, Messi established himself among the world's best players before age Throughout his career, Messi has been compared with his compatriot Diego Maradona, due to their similar playing styles as diminutive, left-footed dribblers.
Initially, he was merely one of many young Argentine players, including his boyhood idol Pablo Aimar , to receive the " New Maradona " moniker, but as his career progressed, Messi proved his similarity beyond all previous contenders, establishing himself as the greatest player Argentina had produced since Maradona.
Messi is in some ways the antithesis of his predecessor: where Maradona was an extroverted, controversial character who rose to greatness from the slums, Messi is reserved and unassuming, an unremarkable man outside of football.
I would change all my records to make the people in my country happy. He stepped in and paid the salaries of the three members. Among his contemporary peers, Messi is most often compared and contrasted with Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo , as part of an ongoing rivalry that has been compared to past sports rivalries like the Muhammad Ali — Joe Frazier rivalry in boxing, the Björn Borg — John McEnroe rivalry in tennis, and the Ayrton Senna — Alain Prost rivalry from Formula One motor racing.
Although Messi has at times denied any rivalry,   they are widely believed to push one another in their aim to be the best player in the world:  since , Messi has won six Ballons d'Or to Ronaldo's five,  six FIFA World's Best Player awards to Ronaldo's five, and six European Golden Shoes to Ronaldo's four.
In addition to his salary and bonuses, much of his income derives from endorsements; SportsPro has consequently cited him as one of the world's most marketable athletes every year since their research began in As Barcelona's leading youth prospect, he had been signed with Nike since age 14, but transferred to Adidas after they successfully challenged their rival's claim to his image rights in court.
As a commercial entity, Messi's marketing brand has been based exclusively on his talents and achievements as a player, in contrast to arguably more glamorous players like Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham.
At the start of his career, he thus mainly held sponsorship contracts with companies that employ sports-oriented marketing, such as Adidas, Pepsi , and Konami.
Messi's global popularity and influence are well documented. He was among the Time , an annual list of the world's most influential people as published by Time , in and Other events have illustrated Messi's presence in popular culture.
Since , Messi has been in a relationship with Antonella Roccuzzo, a fellow native of Rosario. Diego Schwarzstein addressed Messi's growth hormone deficiency from to According to Bleacher Report 's Richard Fitzpatrick, "Schwarzstein and Messi built up a close relationship during more than four years of treatment.
Messi and Roccuzzo have three sons: Thiago born , Mateo born and Ciro born To celebrate his partner's first pregnancy, Messi placed the ball under his shirt after scoring in Argentina's 4—0 win against Ecuador on 2 June , before confirming the pregnancy in an interview two weeks later.
He announced his son's arrival on his Facebook page, writing, "Today I am the happiest man in the world, my son was born and thanks to God for this gift!
Messi enjoys a close relationship with his immediate family members, particularly his mother, Celia, whose face he has tattooed on his left shoulder.
His professional affairs are largely run as a family business: his father, Jorge, has been his agent since he was 14, and his oldest brother, Rodrigo, handles his daily schedule and publicity.
Since leaving for Spain at age 13, Messi has maintained close ties to his hometown of Rosario, even preserving his distinct Rosarino accent.
He has kept ownership of his family's old house, although it has long stood empty; he maintains a penthouse apartment in an exclusive residential building for his mother, as well as a family compound just outside the city.
Once when he was in training with the national team in Buenos Aires, he made a three-hour trip by car to Rosario immediately after practice to have dinner with his family, spent the night with them, and returned to Buenos Aires the next day in time for practice.
Messi keeps in daily contact via phone and text with a small group of confidants in Rosario, most of whom were fellow members of "The Machine of '87" at Newell's Old Boys.
He currently lives in Castelldefels , a village near Barcelona. Although considered a one-club man , he has long planned to return to Rosario to end his playing career at Newell's.
He was on bad terms with the club after his transfer to Barcelona, but by their public feud had ended, with Newell's embracing their ties with Messi, even issuing a club membership card to his newborn son.
Throughout his career, Messi has been involved in charitable efforts aimed at vulnerable children, a commitment that stems in part from the medical difficulties he faced in his own childhood.
Messi has also invested in youth football in Argentina: he financially supports Sarmiento, a football club based in the Rosario neighbourhood where he was born, committing in to the refurbishment of their facilities and the installation of all-weather pitches, and funds the management of several youth players at Newell's Old Boys and rival club Rosario Central , as well as at River Plate and Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires.
His former youth coach at Newell's, Ernesto Vecchio, is employed by the Leo Messi Foundation as a talent scout for young players. Messi's financial affairs came under investigation in for suspected tax evasion.
An unrelated shell company in Panama, set up in , was subsequently identified as belonging to the Messis in the Panama Papers data leak.
I signed the contracts because I trusted my dad and the lawyers and we had decided that they would take charge of those things.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Messi disambiguation. Argentine footballer. He's a dwarf, he's too fragile, too small.
But immediately you'd realise that he was born different, that he was a phenomenon and that he was going to be something impressive. He's like a PlayStation.
He can take advantage of every mistake we make. Even if he is half lame, his presence on the pitch is enough to lift us and our play in general.
That's the reality, and you have to accept it. A little, yes. You go around the world and people say, 'he's the top scorer for the Argentina national team.
Even having the best player in the world was not capable of creating a competitive team. All the decline of recent times was hidden by this unrivalled genius [Messi]".
Main article: Messi—Ronaldo rivalry. We're right up there. He's introverted. He's reserved. See also: List of international goals scored by Lionel Messi.
For a comprehensive listing of Messi's achievements, see List of career achievements by Lionel Messi. Association football portal Argentina portal.
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Messi had been silent since the loss to Bayern, though, raising doubts about his future. The defeat may have been the tipping point for the playmaker.
Koeman met with Messi last week and the player reportedly told the Dutchman that he saw himself more out than in at the club at that moment. He first-team debut happened in as a year-old, and since then he led Barcelona to 34 titles.
He holds most individual records at the club, scoring goals and making assists in appearances with the club. Messi tells Barca he wants to leave, signaling end of era.Retrieved 10 June Even if he is half lame, his presence on the pitch is enough to lift us and our play in general. Retrieved 30 April Retrieved 23 March Archived from the original on Tr Admiral Markets October
In terms of basic movement, he practises the pillar bridge-front, lunges, hamstring stretches, and pillar skips.
He also uses the hurdle hop as well as split squats in order to strengthen his core and leg muscles. To end his portion of the workout, he does different acceleration drills to boost his pace.
The next step of the linear speed workout is to maximise his multidirectional speed. Messi uses the exercises of pillar skips, skipping ropes, and squats to further build his leg muscles.
For agility, he skips past diagonal hurdles, cones and other obstacles to improve his lateral movements. At the end of each workout, drinks plenty of water to keep himself hydrated and then jogs for five to 10 minutes to cool down.
You are what you eat, so it's no wonder that Messi is on a strict diet to help maintain his footballing ability. Italian nutritionist Giuliano Poser has revolutionised the Argentina international's diet since working with him in He has identified five key foods — water, olive oil, whole grains, fresh fruit and fresh vegetables — as the foundation for Messi's dietary regime.
The farther he stays away from sugars, the better," he continued. Like many nutritionists working with athletes, he has advised against excessive meat consumption — something all too common in South America and Spain.
Messi's "favourite recipe" was revealed by Barcelona to be roasted chicken with root vegetables. The club shared the recipe with supporters on its official website and it goes as follows:.
The instructions for cooking Messi's favourite dish using the above ingredients are simple: Pre-heat the oven to degrees centigrade, add oil and salt to roasting tray, then add chopped vegetables and chicken.
Once prepared, roast for 45 minutes at degrees. Messi is also a self-confessed fan of the Argentine speciality Milanesa a thin fillet of beef shallow-fried in breadcrumbs , and has previously admitted his struggles with cutting out regular meat from his diet: "What you can put into your body at 18 or 19 years of age is not the same as what you can put in at In , following Argentina's second consecutive loss to Chile in the final of the Copa America tournament, Messi announced he was ending his run with the national team.
The soccer great eventually reversed his decision, but his participation in the World Cup did not bring that elusive title, as hoped. After Messi scored an early goal in a win over Nigeria that helped his team advance from the group stage, he was largely kept in check by France, his two assists not enough to stave off a defeat that sent Argentina packing.
The following year, after Messi heavily criticized the referees in the wake of a loss to Brazil in the Copa America semifinals, the Argentine captain was slapped with a three-game ban by the South American Football Confederation.
As of July , Barcelona was set to open talks to negotiate Messi's subsequent and tenth contract with the club. Almost universally regarded as the best soccer player in the game, Messi has additionally become the commercial face of soccer with endorsements from Adidas, Pepsi, EA Sports and Turkish Airways, among other companies.
In July , Messi suffered a blow off the soccer field when a Barcelona court found him and his father guilty of three counts of tax fraud. During a four-day trial, Messi and his father denied breaking the law and claimed they were unaware of any tax illegalities that were committed.
However, they were both sentenced to 21 months in prison. Under Spanish law, first offenses under two years are suspended so they did not go to jail, but Messi was ordered to pay a fine of 2 million euros.
His father was required to pay 1. On June 30, , Messi married Antonella Roccuzzo, his longtime girlfriend and the cousin of his best friend and fellow soccer player Lucas Scaglia.
Messi and Roccuzzo have three children together: Thiago, born in November , Mateo, born in September and Ciro, born in March Messi met Roccuzzo in their hometown of Rosario when he was 5 years old.
Although famously private off the field, Messi has quietly helped others in need. In , he formed the Leo Messi Foundation to provide opportunities for disadvantaged youths.
In early , UNICEF named him a goodwill ambassador, with a focus on fighting for children's rights across the globe.
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