Messi a free agent as contract talks continue
01 July 2021 | 2:26 pm
Argentina's Lionel Messi has yet to agree on a new contract with Barcelona, the club where he has spent his entire career, and is now a free agent. Barca's all-time top scorer, who joined as a 13-year-old in September 2000, will not officially belong to the club until he puts pen to paper on a contract extension.
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Argentina won their first major title in 28 years on Saturday (July 10) when an Angel Di Maria goal gave them a 1-0 win over Brazil and a record-equalling 15th Copa America. Di Maria started for just the second time in the Copa and he justified his selection by scoring the opener midway through the first half. Renan Lodi failed to cut out a long ball forward from Rodrigo De Paul and Di Maria lobbed the stranded Ederson with aplomb.
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Argentines celebrate outside the Maracana Stadium after their national football team beat hosts Brazil 1-0 in the final of the Copa America. While Angel di Maria scored the decisive goal, many fans celebrated Lionel Messi's first ever trophy with the national team. Meanwhile Brazil fans mourn their team's loss at home, saying they "expected a victory".
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Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero has been ruled out of action for 10 weeks, the club said on Monday, deepening the Catalans’ troubles ahead of the new season following Lionel Messi’s shock departure. Aguero, a close friend of Messi and his international team mate with Argentina, joined Barca as a free agent in June after 10 years with Manchester City. Barca’s statement said Aguero, 33, had injured a tendon in his right calf muscle and would be out for around 10 weeks, meaning he will not make his debut until Oct. 17 at the earliest, when they host Valencia in La Liga.
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Argentina's Messi arrives at Barcelona airport after striking deal with PSG
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Thousands hit the streets in Buenos Aires, Argentina to protest against President Alberto Fernandez's government.
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Argentina football fans share their excitement over watching their national team and star Lionel Messi play against Bolivia in the World Cup qualifiers. Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to overtake Pele as the top international goalscorer in South American football history on Thursday as Argentina cruised to a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in their 2022 World Cup qualifier.
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Firefighters battle forest fires in Caminiaga, a town in Argentina's province Cordoba. No deaths or injuries have so far been reported.
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A stranded humpback whale is rescued alive off Argentina's Atlantic coast at the seaside resort of La Lucila del Mar, 360 kilometres south of Buenos Aires. The whale is one of two stranded whales saved by a team of 30 people including local residents, marine environmentalists, members of the Civil Defence, coastguard police, volunteer firefighters and beach lifeguards.
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