The Clasico game is not just an ordinary game between two clubs. It is a fixture and stage to see the biggest sporting rivalry in history. The game is scheduled to kick off at 4:15 on Saturday (today) and we expect the world to view the game. But the attention the Clasico draws is unheard of.
Following the 3-0 victory of the Argentine national team against Colombia, Messi and 25 of his compatriot appeared in the conference room. The captain of the Albiceleste spoke to the media telling them that no player of his team will speak to the media.
The new Spain national team coach ‘Julen Lopetegui’ have revealed his players for his next match. Only four Barca players Lopetegui invited to represent the country which is the lowest number for the past ten years. While the coach invited five of Real Madrid’s players.
In the quest for trying to win the competition, Neymar Jr scored the opening goal with a free kick for his national side. Germany equalize with a penalty before it was 90 minutes. Beyond full-time, no side were able to break the tie in the additional extra time which led them up in a penalty shoot-out.
Ahead of the kick off of the second match for the Brazil national team in Rio Olympic, the Brazilian football legend ‘Zico’ lashed out on his countryman saying the Barca player is not worthy of wearing the captain band in the Olympic competition.
Lionel Messi have lost three consecutive Copa America finals for the Argentine team then retires, while Mascharano have lost four consecutive Copa America finals which made the media arrive to a conclusion that Mascharano will also join to quit Albiceleste. Although Messi made it official, the media believes Aguero may likely fall.
This is one of the most shocking news to any fan of Barca as Lionel Messi retires from international football, after the second consecutive loss in the final of the Copa America against the same team ‘Chile’. The Albiceleste lost to Chile in the penalty shoot-out and Messi was one of the unfortunate players to miss scoring in the shoot-out.
The striker in a press conference expressed his excitement and positive feelings over ‘the clasico’ that is just around the corner. He let the press know how anxious he feels to play in Bernabeu wearing the Barca color, not forgetting how important it is for a player to feature in the clasico, for a player that makes appearance the in the match, he’s actually living the dream of an player.
The friendly game between Belgium and Spain have being cancelled due to safety reasons. The game was to be played in the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels on the Tuesday 17th by 8:45pm CET, due fear from the latest terror attack in Paris. Amid the cancellation of the match, Iniesta, Pique, Bartra, Alba, Busquet and Vermaelen will return FC Barcelona one day earlier.