Brazil’s Lionel Messi: a six-year-old dreams of meeting his hero | AFP

Lionel Messi has played football since he was born but now he hopes to realize a dream: to meet his namesake and five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

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On The Touchline: ‘Liverpool didn’t deserve 3-0 defeat vs Barcelona’ – Jose Mourinho (EP 05)

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On The Touchline: Jose Mourinho on 1st leg of semi-finals & his predictions (EP 05 PROMO)

Jose Mourinho says Liverpool deserved more than to leave the Camp Nou with a 3-0 deficit after succumbing to Barcelona and an inspired Lionel Messi in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg.

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From Olympic medals to passport: a sports sale

Beverly Hills auction house Julien’s Auctions prepares to host a sports memorabilia sale, with items like the Olympic torch carried by Muhammad Ali in the 1996 Atlanta Games and a pair of Lionel Messi’s signature cleats.

Disability no barrier for Myanmar teen football champ

Football-mad Myanmar teen Kaung Khant Lin roots for Manchester United, worships star Lionel Messi and was honoured as the best player in a recent tournament. But the 16-year-old expertly navigates the pitch with just one leg and a crutch, the only disabled footballer on his team.

Mourinho: Messi & Ronaldo lucky and unlucky to be playing in same generation

Jose Mourinho says Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are both “lucky and unlucky” to be playing in the same generation, as the debate over the greatest of the pair hit new heights this week after their Champions League heroics.

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Lionel Messi claims record 5th Golden Boot

Lionel Messi collected a record fifth Golden Boot award on Tuesday for finishing last season as the top goal scorer in Europe. The striker scored 34 goals in 68 games for Barcelona, putting him ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

‘If they capture him, they will cut him to pieces’: ‘Little Messi’ forced to flee Taliban onslaught

A young boy and devoted fan of football star Lionel Messi has been forced to flee his home for the second time – after threats from theTaliban.

The group confronted the 7-year-old when he went viral for his homemade Messi shirt – made from a plastic bag. But the boy’s family now fears for his life, after his fame has caught unwanted attention.

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Taliban says if they capture him, they’ll cut him to pieces
Family had to flee
he hasn’t been able to attend school for 2 years
some unknown people were following me

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Kylian Mbape on red carpet at Ballon d’Or

France’s Kylian Mbappe arrives on the red carpet ahead of the ceremony for the 2018 Ballon d’Or in Paris. He’s the favourite to win the Kopa Trophy for best Under-21 player. Meanwhile Croatia’s Luka Modric and a host of French World Cup winners, including Mbappé, hope to pick up the prestigious Ballon d’Or trophy, ending the 10-year duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. IMAGES