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Lionel Messi Says ‘Football, Like Life, Will Never Be The Same’

Barcelona star forward Lionel Messi said that both life and soccer have forever been changed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 is responsible for the deaths of 370,000 people worldwide as of Sunday afternoon. It has also wreaked havoc with the sports landscape for much of 2020.

LaLiga, Spain's top-flight soccer league, is set to resume on June 11, albeit without fans in the stands. The first match on the slate will feature the Seville derby between Real Betis and Sevilla.

Ronaldo vs. Messi: Who Has Fared Better Against The USMNT?

We all know the true worth of a footballer is measured by how they perform against the best of the best, when everything is on the line. In men’s soccer, there is no stronger barometer of greatness than how one fares against the U.S. men’s national team. So to resolve the Ronaldo vs Messi debate once and for all, here’s a look at how the two GOATs have performed against Michael Bradley and Co.

Ronaldinho Doesn’t Understand Why He Went To Prison But He Had Fun

After leaving prison in Paraguay earlier this month, former Brazil international Ronaldinho has finally broken his silence and said he was shocked to discover the Paraguayan passports delivered to his home were false and illegal. 

FIFA Proposes Temporary Rule Change Allowing Up To 5 Substitutions Per Match

FIFA has proposed that teams should be allowed to make up to five substitutions per match, instead of the usual three, as a temporary measure to help cope with potential fixture congestion in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus outbreak. 

Football has been at a standstill since mid-March but many leagues and federations are still hoping to complete the season but to do so they would have to cram fixtures into a shorter period than usual once play re-starts.

Emmanuel Adebayor Doesn’t Have To Donate To Charity Just Like We Don’t Have To Pretend He’s A Nice Guy

During a time of crisis, as this most certainly is, humans often show their best side.

Neymar, Brazilian Footballers Donate Cash To Aid Families In Need During COVID-19 Pandemic

Paris St Germain's Neymar and Liverpool's Alisson are among the Brazilian players and coaches who have joined forces with the country's football federation (CBF) to donate almost a million dollars to families facing economic hardship due the new COVID-19 pandemic.

The group of 57 players and staff, also including former Barcelona right back Daniel Alves, donated 2.5 million reais ($463,787) while the CBF met their contribution, according to the organisation.

Neymar's Mom Is Dating A 22-Year-Old TikTok Star

Neymar’s mother Nadine Gonçalves, 52, recently posted an intimate picture with her new boyfriend Tiago Ramos. Ramos is a gamer, TikTok person, model, and, oh, he's 22.

Nadine Gonçalves divorced Neymar Sr. in 2016 after being married for 25 years and raising Brazil and PSG superstar Neymar Jr.

1982 Brazil Team Gets Back Together To Help Brazil's Favelas Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Members of the 1982 Brazil national team and World Cup squad have reunited to ask their compatriots to work together and donate money to help the country’s overcrowded favelas avoid the worst ravages of the coronavirus.

In an initiative led by Paulo Roberto Falcao, 19 players, including Zico, Junior and Leandro, recorded a video message appealing for donations.

"The 1982 Brazil team was known for its creativity, union and collective work ethic," Falcao said. "Now we are springing into action for Brazil again."

Ronaldinho, Brother Post $1.6M Bail To Trade Jail For 4-Star Hotel

ASUNCION — Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho Gaucho will be released from jail into house arrest in Paraguay on Tuesday after he and his brother paid $1.6 million in bail, the judge in his case said.

The former Barcelona, Paris St Germain and AC Milan midfielder, who won the World Cup with Brazil in 2002, was arrested on March 6 with his brother and business manager Roberto Assis.

They were accused of possessing adulterated Paraguayan passports. The brothers' lawyer has called their detention "arbitrary, abusive and illegal."

Lionel Messi, Pep Guardiola Donate $1.1 Million Each To Coronavirus Battle

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola have each donated $1.08 million towards the fight against coronavirus. Argentina international Messi’s donation will be split between Hospital Clinic in Barcelona and another medical center in his home country, according to a report in MARCA