Buenos Aires Statue of Lionel Messi is Demolished
Recently, a Buenos Aires Statue of Lionel Messi was completely demolished. The statue was constructed at the end of June of last year, and was recently sabotaged.
Statues have also been constructed of other Argentinian athletes, such as Manu Ginobili (basketball), Gabriela Sabatini (tennis), Guillermo Vilas (tennis), Juan Manuel Fangio (Formula One), and Luciana Aymar (hockey).
Lionel Messi´s statue was targeted, as its head, torso, and arms are now missing. In addition, Sabatini´s statue was previously targeted a few years back (more…)
Argentina´s World Cup Team: Aguero is out and Messi returns!
As Argentina´s first game in the World Cup qualifiers approaches, some changes are being made in the team´s line-up. Sergio Aguero has pulled out and Lionel Messi has confirmed his return to the national team.
Aguero was injured in the game against West Ham over the weekend. According to the medical staff, he has pulled his left calf muscle and will be out for at least the first game of the World Cup qualifiers.
In addition, Javier Pastore also pulled a calf muscle, so he won´t be able to play in at least the first two games of the qualifiers. (more…)
After Argentina´s tragic loss in the Copa America final, Lionel Messi declared his retirement from Argentina´s soccer team.
Argentina has suffered some losses in the past years. Seeking to win the title, Argentina lost to Brazil in 2007 and to Chile in 2014. Winning the Copa America final this year would have brought much redemption to the competitive team.
Messi was particularly affected by his miss of a penalty kick that just went over the goal post. He comments to TyC, ´´On top of everything, I missed the penalty kick. (more…)
Travelling to Argentina gives one the opportunity to learn more about some of the most popular people in the world. Lionel Messi from Argentina is one of those famous people. He is more than just the greatest soccer player in the world, he is also a large promoter of social development in children and young people.
The Municipal Government of Buenos Aires decided that Messi will be the face of the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This agreement forms a greater bond between the Messi Foundation, commited to helping children (more…)