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The Ball Is the End: Assessing Lionel Messi’s Career on the 10th Anniversary of His Debut for Barcelona

Lionel Messi played in his first competitive match for FC Barcelona 10 years ago this month, on October 16, 2004. He was already famous, of course, …

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US Soccer, World Cup Dreams and Redefining the American Soccer Fan

"Dad, why don't you wear your U.S. soccer shirt to the game this weekend," my seven-year-old soccer-playing daughter asked as I prepared to cover the United States men's national team in a warm-up match for the 2014 World Cup.<p>"Well, because it's unprofessional," I replied. "You aren't supposed to …

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World Cup 2014: B/R's Ranking of the Top 250 Players Heading to Brazil

Welcome to B/R's World Cup 250.<p>With just a few days to go until international football's showpiece event kicks off in Brazil, sink your teeth into our mammoth ranking of the 250 most important and valuable national team players at the World Cup.<p>The selection criteria and any exclusions are …

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Sergio Aguero 'would be delighted to join Barcelona' but Man City 'making it impossible'

Sergio Aguero is wanted by Barcelona[GETTY]<p>Reports in Spain suggest that Barca have launched a £30m bid for Aguero in the hope of pairing him with …

30 Reasons to Be Excited About the 2014 FIFA World Cup

With the 2014 World Cup now only two weeks away, I set out this week to highlight 30 reasons to be excited for the upcoming tournament.<p>I'll be in Brazil providing coverage, and I couldn't be more excited about going. Narrowing the reasons down to 30 proved a lot easier than I thought it might have …

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"I'm not sure if we can get this kid through" - MARCA.com (English version)

Albert Benaiges discovered and signed Andrés Iniesta for Barcelona. But it isn't just Iniesta he found. Others he unearthed include Valdés, Piqué and …

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Neymar rubbishes Messi rumours | Football Espana

Barcelona’s Neymar has rubbished suggestions that he does not get on with Camp Nou talisman Lionel Messi.<p>The Brazilian has endured a difficult first …

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Dani Alves responds to racist taunt

VILLARREAL, Spain -- Barcelona defender Dani Alves responded to a racist taunt Sunday in his side's 3-2 win at Villarreal by picking up a banana that …

Gerardo Martino praises Barcelona players for late fightback

• Messi free-kick sees off Athletic Bilbao • Fábregas booed as he comes off bench<p>Gerardo Martino has praised the attitude of his Barcelona players after they came from behind to beat Athletic Bilbao 2-1 to end a miserable run of results which had ramped up the pressure at the Camp Nou.<p>With huge …

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