But, while Maradona reached the heights by lifting the World Cup, Messi's only major international honour has been Olympic gold at the 2008 Beijing Games, even though at club level he has won four Champions Leagues with Spanish greats Barcelona.
NICE, France, June 28: Iceland, whose population of 330,000 makes it the smallest nation ever to compete at the tournament, pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history by beating England 2-1 in the round of 16.
KATHMANDU, June 28:Tribhuvan Army Club and Jagadamba Lumbini Football Club will vie for the maiden title of Lalit Memorial U-18 Football Tournament as both secured berths in the final on Monday. The final match will be played on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, June 28:The semifinal line-up of Yeti Flooring National Women Volleyball Tournament got completed as Nepal Police Club, Armed Police Force (APF) Club, New Diamond Academy and Western Region secured last four spots on Monday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, June 28:Lionel Messi sensationally announced his international retirement leaving Argentinian football in turmoil after a traumatic penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the Copa America final.
KATHMANDU, June 26: Shree Bhagwati Club and Jhamsikhel Youth Club earned promotion to the second tier league finishing winner and runner-up in the Martyrs Memorial C Division Football League on Sunday. Both of the clubs won their respective matches of super league during the last day of tournament.