Central & South America

Messi wants to return to Barcelona, says his father/agent

Lionel Messi, who last week played his last game for Paris St Germain, is open to making a return to LaLiga side Barcelona, the Argentine forward's father said on Monday.

Barça were forced to let their talisman leave in 2021 because his high wages coupled with strict LaLiga financial rules could have jeopardized the club's future.

Messi, who joined Barcelona's youth set-up aged 13 and went on to become the club's all-time top scorer and appearance maker with 672 goals in 778 games in all competitions, moved to PSG as a free agent on a two-year contract.

PSG lost more than a million followers on Instagram after Lionel Messi's exit

The unhappy marriage between Lionel Messi and PSG is over. After the 3-2 defeat vs. Clermont Foot on Saturday, the Argentine superstar went home, packed his suitcase and said au revoir to the French capital. 

The thing is that when Messi exited, thousands of his fans also abandoned the club in a stampede. 

PSG Instagram followers plummet after Messi's exit

When PSG posted its goodbye message to the world champion, their Instagram base was over 71.4 million followers.

One day after, the number was 69 million.

Con 42 años, Humberto Suazo no se cansa de hacer goles: Miren la maravilla que marcó en Chile

Humberto Suazo, uno de los máximos ídolos en la historia del Monterrey, continúa con su interminanble romance con el gol. A los 42 años, Chupete está gozando de una productiva temporada junto al San Luis de la Primera B (segunda división) chilena.

Suazo acumula 9 goles en 15 partidos y el último de ellos fue una verdadera maravilla.

River Plate unveils statue in honor of Marcelo Gallardo – fans can't stop talking about the giant bulge in his pants

Here's the thing: Artists don't know how to create a proper statue of a soccer player, or those who try are not very talented. I mean, there are far too many examples of baller tributes becoming absolute fiascos, with the classic Cristiano Ronaldo bust leading the way.

At least 12 dead in stampede at El Salvador stadium

At least 12 people died and an unspecified number were injured in a stampede at a soccer stadium in El Salvador on Saturday, the Central American country's government said.

Alianza FC and Club Deportivo FAS were playing the second leg of their playoff quarter-final game at the Cuscatlan stadium in San Salvador, the country's capital, when play was suspended after a stampede broke out in the general section.

The venue is one of the largest stadiums in Central America and has an official capacity of more than 44,000 fans.

Goalkeeper loses two teeth after jarring clash with opposing striker

Goalkeeper Nelson Espinoza will not have fond memories of the game his team Deportes Copiapó lost 4-1 against Universidad Católica in the Chilean First Division, not because of the defeat itself but the fact he had to abandon the game in an ambulance with two teeth missing.


Goalkeeper loses teeth after colliding with striker

The nasty sequence occurred with the game still tied 0-0.

Team Ronaldinho vs. Team Roberto Carlos friendly scheduled for June in Orlando

This is the summer that dreams come true. Do you want to watch Wrexham, the club you've supported your entire life (since 2020)? The MLS All-Stars against Arsenal? Any interest in El Clásico?

Mexico qualifies for Beach Soccer World Cup with stunning GK strike at the death

With only the two finalists qualifying for the 2023 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Dubai, Saturday's two semifinals at the Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship in Nassau were do-or-die clashes pitting four-time champion Mexico against host nation the Bahamas while the United States played El Salvador in a rematch of the 2021 final (won by La Selecta).

Colorado Rapids suspend player after alleged connection to illegal sports gambling scheme

The Colorado Rapids suspended midfielder Max Alves on Wednesday for an alleged connection to an illegal sports gambling plot, according to the Denver Post and ESPN.

Alves, a 21-year-old native of Brazil, is under investigation by prosecutors in his home country for being associated with match-fixing, per the reports. One of those matches reportedly was a Rapids game, and Alves allegedly was paid by match-fixers who asked players to shift their performance to the benefit of sports bettors.

Cruzeiro player misses penalty, fights teammate to retake it and then misses again

It's not weird to see two teammates discussing who'll take a penalty despite coaches having a pecking order. However, it's not common to witness scenes like the one starring Cruzeiro players Bruno Rodrigues and Henrique Dourado that ended up with the taker missing from the spot not once, but twice on Wednesday night.