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Leonel Messi (Lionel Andres Messi), currently the best footbller of the Globe who have millions of Fans through out the world. Let's we check out his hobbies and interests which are as follows:
NUNBER : 10.
FOOD : Anything Argentinian dish by his mother.
MEAT OR VEGETABLE : Beef and salad
SWEEET OR SAVORY : Sweet
COLOUR : Red
PLACE : Rosario, Argentina.
BOOK : El Martin Fierro, by Jose Hernandez
FILM : El hijo de la novia (The son of the Bride)
TV SERIAL : Prison Break and Lost
TRIP : Preference going to Disneyland.
MOUNTAINS OR SEA BEACH : He loves the beach
'GOAL' : To win as many titles as possible.
ANIMAL : Dogs
HABIT : Always play with his hair wet
STADIUM : The Camp Nou, full
SEASON : Summer.
MEMORY : The day of his debut with his first team and the final of the UEFA Champions League 2009
SONG : Anything cumbia.
FOOTBALLER : Maradona.
MOVEMENT : Ronaldinho's elastic
WORST MEMORY : His injuries
COMPETITION : The World Cup
What is the first thing he used to do in the morning?: "Go to the bathroom FIRST".
His most like : "The fans' affection and playing football".
When returns at home : "Being with his family and playing Play Station".
His angry? : "Mainly injustice and the suffering of the unnder privileged".
Love : His family
when some body compares him with Diego? : "Those who do never saw him play"…
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Argentina Squad against Venezuela : Other than Captain MESSI, the shor details of Argentina side against Venezuela on 2nd Sept Kolkata.
Sergio Romero (Italy - Sampdoria) :
Sergio German Romero (BORN February 22, 1987 in Bernardo de Irigoyen, Misiones) is an Argentine goalkeeper who currently plays for Sampdoria in Italy and the Argentina national team. Romero represented Argentina at the 2007 South American Youth Championship in Paraguay and at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada, which Argentina went on to win, and replaced injured Óscar Ustari at the 2008 Summer Olympics football tournament. Romero was named in Maradona's final squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and played in all five of Argentina's matches.
He still made 21 appearances in national team.
Esteban Andrada (Argentina - C.A Lanus)
Esteban Andrada (BORN 26 January 1991) is an Argentine goalkeeper who plays for Lanus in the Argentine Primera Division. Andrada has played for the Argentina national under-20 football team the 2011 South American Youth Championship, and has also been selected for the2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup.This young goalkeeper made 9 appearances in U-20 team.
Mariano Andujar (Italy - Catania)
Mariano Gonzalo Andujar (BORN 30 July 1983 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentin goalkeeper. He currently plays for Calcio Catania in the Italian Serie A. In June 2009 he was called up by Maradona for the national team for the South American World Cup Qualifiers. He made his debut on 6 June 2009 home game against Colombia in a slim 1–0 win, gaining his first clean sheet. He was also selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
DEFENDERS: Nicolas Burdisso (Italy -Roma)
Nicolas Andres Burdisso (BORN 12 April 1981) is an Argentine professional central or right defender for A.S. Roma. He also holds European Union nationality. In his club carrier he plays some big clubs Boca Juniors, Inter Milan, A. S. Roma. Burdisso starred in the Argentina Under-20 team with Javier Saviola and Maxi Rodríguez. They won the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship together. On 15 May 2006, he was named as a squad member for the 2006 FIFA World Cup by his youth U-20 coach José Pekerman and went on to play in all three group matches. He also played for Argentina in the Copa América 2007.On 4 June 2008, Burdisso scored his second goal for Argentina during a friendly against Mexico in San Diego, California. Burdisso was selected to the Argentina squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup by manager Diego Maradona. He made 44 appearances in National team and scored 2 goals.
Ezequiel Garay (Portugal - Benfica)
Ezequiel Marcelo Garay (BORN 10 October 1986 in Rosario, Santa Fe) is an Argentine footballer who plays for S.L. Benfica in Portugal, as a central defender. He played some good clubs like Real Madrid, Benfica. Garay helped to win in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands in 2005. That side also included Sergio Agüero, Gago, Messi and Oscar Ustari. Garay earned his first cap for the senior team in 22 August 2007 friendly against Norway. Garay was selected by new national team manager Sergio Batista to the Copa America 2011.
Pablo Zabaleta (England - Manchester City)
Pablo Javier Zabaleta Girod (BORN 16 January 1985 in Buenos Aires, Arrecifes, Argentina) is a Manchester City star as well as Argentine defender. Zabaleta can operate on both sides of the pitch either as a defender or midfielder, but is predominantly a right sided player. Zabaleta also holds a Spanish passport. He has garnered a reputation for being a tenacious player and his overlapping runs from full back position. At the age of 14, Zabaleta was called up by Hugo Tocalli to Argentina U-15's. He took part in many youth tournaments, including the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2003 and 2005, winning the latter in the Netherlands. He received over 75 caps to national youth sides. He was also a member of the Gold Medal winning team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, starting at right back and playing all 6 matches.
Nicolas Pareja (Russia- Spartak de Moscou)
Nicolas Martin Pareja (BORN January 19, 1984 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine defender and an player of FC Spartak Moscow. He played in Beijing Olympics in 2008 where Argentina won the tournament. His outstanding play at the tournament resulted in interest from the big European leagues, as Espanyol and Tottenham Hotspur were reported to have put an offer for Pareja at Anderlecht.In 2010 he joined FC Spartak Moscow. He has been called up to the national team by Diego Maradona for a friendly against Russia as well as for World Cup Qualifiers against Brazil and Paraguay but still made just 1 appearance in National team.
Marcos Rojo (Russia - Spartak de Moscou)
Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo (BORN 20 March 1990), is an Argentina left back who plays for Russian giants FC Spartak Moscow. He made 5 appearances in national team.
Martin Demicheles( Spain - Malaga)
Martín Gaston Demichelis ( BORN 20 December 1980) is an Argentine who plays for Malaga CF in Spain, mainly as a central defender and can operate as a defensive midfielder. He played most of his carrier in FC Bayern Munich and scored 13 goals. Under Diego Maradona, Demichelis played all the games for Argentina at the World Cup 2010 in South Africa, partnering Nicolás Burdisso in central defense in an eventual quarterfinal exit. Demichelis also holds an Italian passport.
Fredrico Fernandez (Italy - Napoli)
Federico Fernandez (BORN February 21, 1989 in Tres Algarrobos) is an Argentine central defender who plays for Napoli. In January 2009 Fernández was selected to join the Argentina under-20 squad for the 2009 South American Youth Championship in Venezuela.He just made 2 appearances in the national team and scored 1 goal.
Nicholas Otamendi (Portugal - FC Porto)
Nicolas Hernan Gonzalo Otamendi (BORN 12 February 1988 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine football centre back who plays for F.C. Porto. In 2009 Otamendi was called by Coach Diego Maradona for the Argentine national team to play a friendly international match against Panama. He is also in the world cup 2010 squad.
Cristian Ansaldi (Russia - Rubin Kazan)
Cristian Daniel Ansaldi (BORN 20 September 1986 in Rosario) is an Argentine footballer who plays for Russian club Rubin Kazan. Ansaldi is two footed and can play at either left or right full back and also as a wingback. He is noted for his tough tackling and bursting runs down the flank. The Argentinian international impressed during Rubin's Champions League campaign, where he directly faced compatriot Lionel Messi.
Jose Sosa (Ukraine -FC Metalist) Jose Ernesto Sosa (BORN 19 June 1985) is an Argentine football attacking midfielder who plays for Ukrainian club Metalist Kharkiv Sosa played for Argentina Under-20 team during the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. In his club carrier he played in big clubs like Bayern Munich, Napoli. He made 9 appearances for argentina and scored 1 goals.
Luis Gonzalez (France - Marseille)
Luis Oscar "Lucho" Gonzalez (BORN 19 January 1981 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine midfielder who plays for Olympique de Marseille in Ligue 1. A versatile midfielder who is able to play in different positions, but mainly in the centre, he is well known for his fierce shot, passing skills and hardworking style. He caped for national team on 43 occasions, González represented his country in the 2006 World Cup and two Copa America tournaments and made 7 goals. González also played with the team that won the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and in the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup held in Germany.
Javier Mascherano (Spain - Barcelona)
Javier Alejandro Mascherano (BORN 8 June 1984 in San Lorenzo) is an Argentine footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder and sometimes as a central defender for FC Barcelona. Former Liverpool ace played 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship, then 2003–04 Apertura (Opening) championship, 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina. He is a key member of this squad from 2004 and played FIFA world cup 2006, 2010, Copa America 2004, 2007, 2011, Olympics 2004, 2008. In his club carrier he won major trophies like Champions’ trophy. Mascherano is the only the second Argentine sportsman ever to win two Olympic gold medals. At the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Argentina captained by Mascherano, got to the quarter finals where they were defeated 4–0 by Germany. He made 73 appearances in nation team and scored 2 goals.
Ever Banega (Spain - Valencia)
Ever Maximiliano David Banega (BORN 29 June 1988 in Rosario) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Valencia CF in Spain, mainly as a central midfielder. Banega was selected for the U20 team, alongside Sergio Agüero, for the 2007 FIFA World Cup in Canada, appearing in all seven games in an eventual tournament conquest. After this Banega made his debut for the Argentina national team, in a 5–0 friendly win over Guatemala. He is in the squad of 2008 gold winning Olympic team. In spite of a solid season with Valencia, Banega was not selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa by manager Diego Maradona. Still now he made 11 appearances.
Javier Pastore (France - Paris Saint Germain)
Javier Matías Pastore (BORN 20 June 1989 in Corodoba) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain and the Argentina national football team as an attacking midfielder. In 2011 Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain bought him for record £37 million from Palermo. Pastore was included by Maradona in Argentina's 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and made his World Cup debut when he came on the pitch in the 77th minute against Greece by replacing Sergio Aguero.
Ricardo Alvarage (Italy - Inter Milan)
Ricardo Gabriel "Ricky" Álvarez (BORN April 12, 1988 in Beunos Aires), is an Argentine footballer who plays for Serie A club Internazionale. He is a left-footed attacking midfielder. On August 18, 2011, Álvarez was called for the first time to the Argentina national football team.
Faviano Rinaudo (Portugal - sporting Lisbon)
Fabián Andres Rinaudo (BORN 15 May 1987 in Armstrong, Santa Fe) is an Argentinian midfielder currently playing for Sporting Clube de Portugal in Portugal. Rinaudo also holds an Italian passport. On 2009 he made his International debut and still now he played 6 matches and scored 2 goals.
Angel Di Maria (Spain - Real Madrid)
Ángel Fabian di María (BORN 14 February 1988 in Rosario) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays as a winger for Real Madrid and the Argentine national team. He is nicknamed El Angelito, Di Magia, El Flaco, El Pibito and Fideo, the Spanish word for noodle. In 2007, di Maria was picked to play for the Argentina Under-20 squad.
He was capped for the 2007 South American Youth Championship in Paraguay. In 2007, he was called up for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. They went on to win the tournament with di María scoring three goals in the process. On January 2008, di María and some of his U-20 teammates were called up for the Argentina squad for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He scored the extra-time game-winning goal on a pass from Lionel Messi in the 105th minute of his team's 2–1 quarter-final win over the Netherlands.
On 23 August, in perhaps the best moment of his career so far, di María scored the game-winner, a chip over the keeper from the edge of the area in the 57th minute of Argentina's 1–0 victory against Nigeria to capture their second straight Olympic Gold Medal in the final game of the Olympic tournament. Di María was chosen as one of the 23 players for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. On 11 August 2010, he scored the first ever international goal at Dublin's new Aviva Stadium in a friendly against Ireland with Argentina winning 1–0. He is known as a quick player and a very good dribbler. In the national team he has occasionally taken on a more defensively responsible role.
Sergio Aguero (England - Manchester City) Sergio Leonel "Kun" Agüero del Castillo( BORN 2 June 1988 in Quilmes) is an Argentine striker and also for Manchester City in England's Premier League. On 5 July 2003 he became the youngest player to debut in the Argentine First Division at 15 years and 35 days, breaking the record previously established by Diego Maradona in 1976, who is Aguero's father-in-law due to his marriage to Maradona's daughter, Giannina.
At international level, Aguero represented the Argentina under-20 team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2005, 2007 winning both tournaments. Aguero played at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and scored two goals in the 3-0 semi-final win against Brazil as Argentina went on to win the gold medal. Agüero was selected to represent Argentina in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2011 Copa América.
In 2006, Agüero moved to Europe to play for La Liga side Atletico Madrid in a fee worth Euro 23m from Independiente. Here he made a name for himself, attracting attention from Europe's top clubs by scoring 101 goals in 234 appearances while winning a Copa del Rey and the UEFA Europa League. Agüero moved to Premier League club Manchester City in July 2011 for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of Pound 38m.
Gonzalo Higuain (Spain - Real Madrid)
Gonzalo Gerardo "El Pipita" Higuaín (BORN 10 December 1987, Brest, France) is a French- Argentine professional striker also plays for Real Madrid. He was BORN in France, attaining Argentine citizenship in 2007, and now holding dual nationality. He currently plays as a Striker for Real Madrid and the Argentine national team. Higuaín initially rejected calls from both the Argentine and French national teams, claiming at the time he was undecided for which country he would prefer to play, before choosing Argentina. He is the third Argentinian to score a hat-trick in the World Cup finals, after Guillermo Stábile in 1930 and Gabriel Batistuta in 1994 and 1998.He played for Real Madrid from 2007 to still now and scored 69 goals.
Lisandro Lopez (France - Lyon)
Lisandro Lopez (BORN 2 March 1983 in Rafael Obligado, Buenos Aires Province), sometimes known as Lisandro, is an Argentine footballer who plays for Olympique Lyon in France. Primarily he is a striker but also capable of playing on the wings. After the sale of Karim Benzema to Real Madrid, López replaced him at Olympique Lyonnais, being transferred for a fee of Euro 24 million, plus a Euro 4 million bonus subject to performances from Porto. In 2005, Lopez was called up to the Argentine national team by José Pekerman, and he made his debut against Mexico. He was called by national team boss Diego Maradona for the decisive encounters against Brazil and Paraguay for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, but was overlooked for the final stages in South Africa. He made 7 appearances in national team and scored 1 goals.
Eduardo Salvio ( Spain - Atletico Madrid)
Eduardo Antonio Salvio (BORN 13 July 1990 in Avellaneda) is an Argentine striker currently playing for Atletico Madrid. He has a low centre of gravity and is skillful with the ball at his feet. He is mainly a winger but also a forward. In 2007 he played for Argentina U 17 team and in 2008 in U 20 teamand in 2009 he is selected for the 2009 South American Youth Championship in Venezuela. On 20 May 2009, Salvio made his full international debut in a friendly match against Panama.
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Defending champions Aristocrat Hindustan Football Club went down 1-3 to last year's semi-finalist Tarun Sangha Football Club in the Quarterfinal League Group Z match of the DLF-DSA Senior Division League 2011, played under lights at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi on Thursday.
This was Aristocrat Hindustan F.C. first defeat in this League and first time they conceded goals.
The lone goal for the Hindustanis scored by striker Mahender Singh to equalise the score 1-1 in the first half. His fine header off a fine left flank cross found the target in the 17th minute.
Aristocrat Hindustan F.C. missed two senior players in Thursday's match - star striker Joshua Oshagye Useni and defender Deepak, who got two yellow cards in preliminary league matches.
Aristocrat Hindustan F.C. will play their second match of the Quarterfinal League on Saturday, September 3 against I.A.F. (New Delhi) at Thyagaraj Sports Complex at 3:30 pm.
Captain Pushpender Kundu: "We missed two players (Joshua Oshagye & Deepak), which cost the match. Unfortunately, their replacements in bench are also injured. We are upset with this defeat but not dishearten. We will play up to our level."
Team : 1. Rajat Guha (goalkeeper), 5. Pushpender Kundu (captain), 16. Vijay Hooda, 20. Vijender, 21. Manish Negi, 9. Gagandeep, 14. Matthew Odje (8. Danny Muinao), 25. Reingaphan Awungshi (6. Govinda Sandhu) 26. Jagdeep Singh Jyoti, 15. Mahender Singh (13. Lalzarzolien) and 19. Roshan Chhetri.
Lionel Messi stays the best in the World at the Moment, a role model for all budding footballers. And amidst the VVIPs, Corporate Honchos, Bollywood Celebrities and the in-numerable fans, Team India's U-23 Footballers has been losing sleep for quite some time now, all for that glimpse of the superstar from the stands.
Pailan Arrows striker CS Sabeeth, who with his deft feints and sudden burst of speed was the discovery of the last edition of the I-League feels, "It's a Dream come true." "I'm excited. When you get to watch the World's Best Footballer in action, that too in your own backyard, you ought to be excited, Sabeeth said. "I feel this will prompt other big teams to turn their attention to the City. The madness for the sport in Kolkata knows no bounds," he added.
"He's such a small chap. But look how he shields the ball from all," quipped Shilton D'Silva, Pailan Arrows midfielder. "I have just 90 minutes and it’s a life-time opportunity for me. I will try to gauge from the stands as to how he manages to keep the ball at his feet all the time," Shilton's eyes lit up as he went on about Messi. "But it isn't just about Messi. Is it?" he hit back. "There's Aguero, there's Higuain, there's Mascherano; there's the Venezuelan squad. I may just go mad," he smiled.
Pailan midfielder Jibon Singh feels this is the perfect start to the new season. "There's couldn't have been a better start to the New Season. You have one of the Best Team of the World playing with another good team. And that the World's Best Player is also playing, is an added bonus," Jibon said in one breath. Jibon, who many feel has the best 'left-foot' in the country at the moment, added: "The only frustration stays it will all be over in 90 minutes. But that's football. And we ought to grasp as much as we can from the scheduled time."
Lalrozama Fanai, however, isn't willing to gaga over Messi alone. 'I'm looking forward to see the entire Argentinean team in action. You do not get to watch them in front of your eyes every time. I always look up to them," the Pailan defender added. "Unless you watch in a Stadium, you do not learn some tricks of the trade," Sabeeth maintained. "I eagerly wait to watch as to how they draw their marker out of the zone," something which even Shilton stressed on. "The off-the-ball play is important. I need to watch and learn,"
Shilton added. "The match will be another analytical session for us." The pre-season training for Pailan Arrows has just begun.