January 12th, 2011

niall

:'(

Messi, afortunado en el juego y desafortunado en el amor:
Se separó de Antonella




Messi's grandfather, Antonio Cuccitini was a guest on Radio 2 de Rosario show 'A diario' Monday morning to talk about his grandson winning the Ballon d'Or for a second time.

Host Paul Montenegro inquired, "Now would you like for Lionel to continue to evolve and marry and give you a great-grandchild?"

To which Cuccitini responded, "I'll see, God willing! He doesn't have a girlfriend now. He had one but they broke up. It's best, he is young."

An audio clip of his response is at the source.

I really liked them together :( They seemed happy, but we don't know what their relationship was like. Best of luck to both of them.



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count em' up, break em' down

Soccer player Lionel Messi of Argentina poses ...


in response to the slight debate over the ballon d'or results and the release of which captains/coaches/media people voted for which players, i thought i'd add up some of the numbers and see what sort of ~conclusions we could draw. Since i'm only human there are a couple fuck ups here and there but it's pretty much accurate(i'd assume)

CAPTAINS OF NATIONAL TEAMS
1st place: Allocation of 5 points

Lionel Messi
45 votes
= 225 points

Xavi
26 votes
= 130 points

Andres Iniesta
20 votes
= 100 points

Wesley Sneijder
13 votes
= 65 points

Diego Forlan
7 votes
= 35 points

Iker Casillas
5 votes
= 25 points

Carles Puyol / Samuel Eto'o / David Villa
3 votes
= 15 points

Bastian Schweinsteiger / Didier Drogba / Xabi Alonso
2 votes
= 10 points

Maicon / Arjen Robben / Cesc Fabregas
1 vote
= 5 points

Invalid vote x1
(that was van bommel lol)

note: i came down a vote short on this one but it probably wouldn't change much

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'We're just friends': Footballer Gerard Pique denies being the cause of pop star Shakira's split from her boyfriend


What a catch...


Football star Gerard Pique has denied being the cause of Shakira's split from her boyfriend of 11 years.

The ex-Manchester United defender, 23, has been repeatedly linked to the singer, amid claims they have enjoyed secret dinner dates and romantic breaks.

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Blatter : La Liga is the best football league in the world.

(CNN) -- FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes Spain's La Liga is the best football league in the world, and claims that England's top division can learn from it.

In an exclusive interview with CNN's World Sport, Blatter pointed to the eight Spain-based players in the 2010 FIFA World XI and Spain's World Cup success as justification.

"(Looking at the World XI) it must be the strongest league in the world," he said.

"And when you see the starting XI of the Spanish national team (who won the World Cup), all of them play their football in Spain. The Spanish league also has the highest number of local players."

Blatter told World Sport's Pedro Pinto the lack of England-based players in the FIFA World XI undermined the quality of the country's Premier League.

"The Premier League is the best-marketed league in the world," he said. "It's a good league, with good players, but when you consider not one player made the best XI of the world, maybe they should think about whether something can be adapted."

The FIFA World XI featured six players from Barcelona and two from Real Madrid, with the other three from Italian Serie A champions Inter Milan.

Among their number was the 2010 Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi, the 23-year-old midfielder who beat his Barcelona teammates Xavi and Andres Iniesta to be named the world's best player for the second year in a row.

"Leo Messi is what I identify as a wonderful football player and a good boy. He is really humble. It's not a game he's playing, he's not an actor," Blatter said.

Blatter said Messi needed to win a World Cup before he could be compared to fellow Argentine Diego Maradona, captain of the 1986 champion side.

"When I compare Messi to Maradona, both are excellent, talented players. They could not be more talented. But the difference is their personal educational characteristics," Blatter said.

"One is still in football, modest and not trying to get into the extravaganza. The other did it."

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/SPORT/football/01/12/blatter.spanish.league/

I found Blatter's reasoning to be pretty interesting which is why I decided to post this. Should the best league in the world be decided by which league has the worlds best players or some other criteria?