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From criticism to unconditional love: Decoding the Argentina-Lionel Messi relationship

Jun 29, 2016

From criticism to unconditional love: Decoding the Argentina-Lionel Messi relationship

Like neurotic parents, Argentines swung from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation's many therapists with rich material for psychoanalysis. #Lionel Messi #Copa America #Psychology #Diego Maradona #Argentina #SportsTracker
Lionel Messi is a gift from God, and we must take care of him: Argentina President

Jun 28, 2016

Lionel Messi is a gift from God, and we must take care of him: Argentina President

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri said Lionel Messi was "God's gift" and they should take better care of him after he vowed to quit the national team. #Lionel Messi #Copa America #Chile #Argentina #KickingAround #Messi #FC Barcelona #Argentina Football team #Mauricio Macri #Copa America Centenario #Copa America Final
Why England's Euro 2016 exit was a travesty and no one messes with Lionel Messi

Jun 28, 2016

Why England's Euro 2016 exit was a travesty and no one messes with Lionel Messi

Like with the way Watergate created a series of ‘gates’ and made that suffix synonymous with scandal the new word will be XXExit and we will have a slew of headlines ending with those four letters. Fits so perfectly for the shambles that was English soccer Monday night. #Lionel Messi #Pele #England #EU #Tendulkar #SportsTracker #Euro 2016 #Brexit #Mohammed Ali
Copa America: Gerard Pique confident Lionel Messi 'will get over' Argentina heartache

Jun 28, 2016

Copa America: Gerard Pique confident Lionel Messi 'will get over' Argentina heartache

Lionel Messi's Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique insists the Argentine will get over the disappointment of losing a fourth international final, which provoked Messi to quit international football. #Barcelona #Lionel Messi #Copa America #Chile #SportsTracker #Gerard Piqué #Euro 2016 #Argentine
Sachin Tendulkar vs Lionel Messi: There can never be a winner in this debate

Jun 28, 2016

Sachin Tendulkar vs Lionel Messi: There can never be a winner in this debate

Comparing Lionel Messi with Sachin Tendulkar is nothing new for us. We compare our girlfriends, wives, husbands, in-laws. Quite often there are no real winners in these comparisons; only one real loser, the person doing the comparison. #Sachin Tendulkar #Lionel Messi #InMyOpinion #Copa America #Nelson Mandela #Muhammad Ali #2011 World Cup
Lionel Messi didn't cop out; merely accepted that Argentina glory is beyond him

Jun 28, 2016

Lionel Messi didn't cop out; merely accepted that Argentina glory is beyond him

Lionel Messi quitting isn't a cop-out though. It is not that escapism that human beings seek when confronted with pain they cannot bear. It's borne out of a deeper understanding that certain things are not to be #Lionel Messi #Copa America #Chile #Diego Maradona #Argentina #Sergio Agüero #Sergio Romero #Claudio Bravo #Juan Antonio Pizzi
Don't Go, Leo: Argentina fans beg Lionel Messi to reconsider retirement

Jun 27, 2016

Don't Go, Leo: Argentina fans beg Lionel Messi to reconsider retirement

Argentines begged Lionel Messi on Monday not to abandon the national team before the 2018 World Cup after he tearfully announced his retirement. #Lionel Messi #Copa America #Chile #KickingAround #Messi #Copa America Centenario #Copa America 2016 #Chile vs Argentina #Argentina vs Chile #Copa America Final
Copa America: Chile were able to match Lionel Messi and Argentina, says Juan Antonio Pizzi

Jun 27, 2016

Copa America: Chile were able to match Lionel Messi and Argentina, says Juan Antonio Pizzi

Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi on Monday rated just-retired Argentine Lionel Messi as the best ever even as he missed his penalty in the Copa America final. #Lionel Messi #Copa America #Chile #Diego Maradona #Argentina #KickingAround #FromTheDugout #Juan Antonio Pizzi #Chile vs Argentina