Gerardo Martino has confirmed that super star Lionel Messi is likely to be fit

Argentina coach Gerardo Martino has confirmed that super star Lionel Messi is likely to be fit for the game against Panama on Friday. Messi has been a major absentee for Argentina since the start of the tournament.

He has been struggling with back issues even during the pretournament friendly games. This forced to miss the game against Chile in the opening match. Argentina were able to claim a crucial 2-1 win over the reigning Copa America holders. This has provided them with a major psychological edge, but Argentina can progress only with the return of Messi.

Bayern Munich - Wont go after Priciest Players

Bayern Munich are one of the financially powerful clubs in world football, but they will never be going after players like Lionel Messi according to the club’s former manager Ottmar Hitzfeld.


World best footballer of the year, Lionel Messi has received another award.

This time the award is from Laureus Sports. He was given the award of ‘Team Athlete of the Year’ for his sterling performance for both club and country. The diminutive Argentine star received the prestigious award a day after breaking another record, scoring his 500th career goal after 623 games.


Barcelona aren’t having the best of luck at the moment as they stumbled and struggled for three matches in a row this season. Not just three matches, but three consecutive matches in a row.

They were defending the Spanish title but failed to defend as they let the Real Madrid make sure that the race is even harder to win. They also suffered a 1 - 0 loss at their own ground this past Saturday against Atletico Madrid, and also lost to lowly Real Sociedad.

Louis Saha has backed Martial and Rashford to succeed at Manchester United

Former Manchester United forward Louis Saha has backed forward Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to succeed with Red Devils.

Louis Saha believes that Marcus Rashford possesses the necessary qualities to succeed at the highest level. His two goals against Midtjyllandwere important for Manchester United since they were struggling at this time. He believes that Marcus Rashford will develop quickly and become one of the most successful academy players to make it for the Red Devils.

The former French international player also praises Anthony Martial debut season with Manchester United. He has even compared the French player to Cristiano Ronaldo and hope that he will be able to emulate the great Portuguese striker.


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