‘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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Sudden fame brought trouble
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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Mbappe: Ronaldo, Messi still best but won’t win Ballon d’Or

“I don’t think one of them will win the Ballon d’or this year, because as I said, it was a World Cup year,” says PSG star Kylian Mbappé on the chances of either Messi or Ronaldo winning the award. But “no one does better” than them, he insisted during an interview with AFP.

World Cup fans: Argentinian supporters stay to root for Uruguay

Argentinian fans from the US decided to stay in Russia to root for ‘the second best team’ Uruguay after Messi’s team eliminated.

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Messi’s disappointments with Argentina over the years

Five-time world player of the year Lionel Messi suffers more World Cup heartbreak with Argentina unable to match France’s firepower in a thrilling 4-3 World Cup last-16 tie. Widely considered one of the greatest players ever, the Barcelona star is still looked upon unfavourably by many in his homeland compared with Diego Maradona, who led Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986.

Fans in Buenos Aires put hope in Messi for next World Cup clash

Argentina fans cheer their national team after they survived and won a crucial World Cup against Nigeria, 2-1, to advance to the round of 16, saying they have placed their faith in forward Lionel Messi for the next game against France.

Prayers, cakes and more at Messi’s birthday party in India

Lionel Messi’s fans in India celebrate the Argentine footballer’s 31st birthday at a roadside tea stall owned by mega supporter Shiv Shankar Patra, who painted his house in Argentine colours and ordered special cakes to mark the occasion.

‘Messi didn’t turn out again’: Schmeichel on Argentina – Croatia match

Denmark goalkeeping great Peter Schmeichel talks Croatia win and Argentina’s crushing defeat. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9860

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‘The day Iceland froze Messi’: Fans erupt after historic game with Argentina

Argentina fans were left frustrated after the clash with Iceland on Saturday, especially those that had pinned their hopes on one player in particular.

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Messi misses penalty as Iceland hold Argentina to 1-1 draw

Lionel Messi blows a gilt-edged opportunity to seal victory when he misses a second-half penalty, with the Group D match ending 1-1 after Iceland’s Alfred Finnbogason cancelled out Sergio Aguero’s opening goal.

‘Last one’: Jose Mourinho doesn’t think Messi or Ronaldo will be participating in next World Cup

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Jose Mourinho gives insight as to why he believes this might be the last World Cup Messi and Ronaldo will be taking part in.

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Serbian hairdresser ‘draws’ Messi, Ronaldo

Serbian hairdresser Mario Hvala offers a unique service to clients. He has been creating works of art on the back of his customer’s heads for the past nine years, since ‘drawing’ a tarantula on a client’s head after suggesting they tried something different. His recent designs include likenesses of football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

Artist immortalises Messi in Russia for World Cup 2018

In Bronnitsy nobody speaks Spanish but everyone knows Lionel Messi. And not only because the Argentine is one of the figures in Russia-2018 but because the street artist Sergey Erofeev immortalised him with a work that has become one of the tourist attractions of the town.

Even Messi hasn’t touched it! Take a look at the golden World Cup trophy

It’s nine days and counting until football’s showpiece tournament kicks-off right here in Moscow. 32 nations will battle it out to get their hands on the World Cup trophy and, earlier, we got a close-up look at the biggest prize in football. Ilya Petrenko spoke with Oleg Piletsky, head of PR, Coca-Cola System, FIFA World Cup™ Team, about the main trophy in the football world. READ MORE: https://www.rt.com/fifa2018

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The Stan Collymore Show: Nuno Gomes, Michel and WC 2018 Group B

Nuno Gomes on being a deadly striker, his ban after pushing a referee in the Euro 2000 semi-final, and Portugal’s 2018 WC chances. Two UEFA Cups, six La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, three Spanish Super cups – Michel filled his trophy cabinet playing for Real Madrid for over a decade. Stan sat down with midfielder to discuss Spain’s current squad, ghost goals, and his best WC memories. World Cup 2018 Group B breakdown – The Red Fury, Cristiano Ronaldo, the Atlas Lions, and the ‘Iranian Messi.’

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The Stan Collymore Show: Nuno Gomes, Michel and WC 2018 Group B

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Nuno Gomes on being a deadly striker, his ban after pushing a referee in the Euro 2000 semi-final, and Portugal’s 2018 WC chances. Two UEFA Cups, six La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, three Spanish Super cups – Michel filled his trophy cabinet playing for Real Madrid for over a decade. Stan sat down with midfielder to discuss Spain’s current squad, ghost goals, and his best WC memories. World Cup 2018 Group B breakdown – The Red Fury, Cristiano Ronaldo, the Atlas Lions, and the ‘Iranian Messi.’

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Messi and Maradona as Adam and God inspire young futsal players

Representing God and Adam from the famous Michelangelo Sistine Chapel painting, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi look down from above on a futsal pitch in Argentina. The artwork, a sporty version of “Creation of Adam”, has turned the headquarters of the small team into the Sistine Chapel of Argentine football.