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Soccer Star Lionel Messi Wants to Leave Barcelona This Summer

Lionel Messi is ready to go.

The 33-year-old soccer player told Barcelona that he wants to leave the club this summer, ESPN reported on Tuesday (August 25).

The club then confirmed to ESPN Deportes’ Jordi Blanco on the same day that they were “notified by Messi of his decision via burofax, a service used in Spain to urgently dispatch a document that requires proof to third parties. The club responded to Messi via the same service saying they want him to stay and finish his career at the club.”

He currently has a contract until 2021, but has “grown disappointed with events on and off the pitch at Camp Nou in recent months. Reports from Argentina claim Messi believes a clause in the contract should oblige Barcelona to let him leave for free. However, as reported by ESPN earlier this year, the club maintain that particular clause expired at the start of the summer.”

It’s not yet known which clubs would be in contention, as he is the best-paid player in the world. Having lost last week during the Champions League semifinals, he is now prepared to embark on a new challenge following his first trophy-less season since 2007.

The soccer star recently flaunted some serious PDA with his wife at sea in Ibiza…

English Former Soccer Player Thomas Beattie Comes Out as Gay

Thomas Beattie is coming out.

The 33-year-old English soccer player, who played professionally from 2018 to 2015, opened up on social media and in an exclusive personal story for ESPN on Tuesday (June 23).

“It’s time to share something very personal to me. It’s easier to sit in silence but the real challenge is to speak up and for me it’s time live my truth and hopefully affect change in some way. I am a brother, son, friend and I’m gay. It took me a long time to accept who I am and I hope it is a little easier for the next generation. Thank you to everyone who has supported me through this process and the journey to come, I appreciate you. Thank you to @espn @espnuk for the platform to speak openly,” he wrote on his Instagram.

“Being gay and having a career in football never felt like an option. Society told me my masculinity was linked to my sexuality — something we of course know is a false assumption — but I felt as if I couldn’t be a footballer and accept who I was. Everything around me suggested these two worlds were pure enemies, and I had to sacrifice one in order to survive,” he wrote.

“To anyone struggling with identity reading this story, I want you to realize that the one specific moment you can learn to embrace and truly understand who you are, that’s the moment you become powerful,” he continued.

“And to the world of football — players, coaches, management, ownership, supporters — I challenge you to be compassionate. Search inside and ask yourself: What is it you truly believe about diversity, inequality and social injustice?”

“I hope in time these things no longer have to be spoken about. I realize to get to that point, there is a lot of work that still needs to be done. But I would love to be part of that conversation, and have a seat at the table,” he concluded. Click here to read his full story.

This famous Spanish singer-songwriter also just came out as gay during Pride Month.

Soccer Star Luka Jovic Is Facing Jail Time for Violating Quarantine to See His Girlfriend

  • Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic is facing jail time for recklessly breaking quarantine to visit his model girlfriend… – TMZ
  • Jordan Fisher stuns with this performance! – Just Jared Jr
  • We could all use a corny joke right about now. – Lainey Gossip
  • Britney Spears is getting headlines for this meme! – DListed
  • Kelsea Ballerini has a clever way of delivering her album while social distancing. – TooFab
  • This playwright has sadly died due to coronavirus. – Towleroad
  • Lucy Hale has a crush on this musician… – Just Jared Jr

Women's World Cup TV Ratings Are Higher Than the Men's!

The ratings for the 2019 Women’s World Cup championship game are in and the women’s game was watched by a lot more people than last year’s men’s championship game!

Deadline reports that it looks like the final number of U.S. viewers for the women’s 2019 game will be around 19 million people. If this number holds, the game will be the second-most watched soccer match in U.S. history.

In comparison, the amount of people who watched the men’s championship game in 2018 on Fox was just 11.3 million people.

When the USA women’s team won the game on Sunday, fans in the crowd were heard shouting “equal pay!” If you didn’t know, the female players make much less money than male players despite being more popular with fans.

United States Team Wins Women's World Cup 2019!

The United States women are winners again!

The U.S. Women’s national soccer team successfully took home the title once again at the 2019 Women’s World Cup final on Sunday (July 7) in Lyon, France.

The team won 2-0 against the Netherlands, securing their forth World Cup title overall and second championship in a row.

U.S. players Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored goals in the second half.

Plenty of celebrities were also in attendance at the game, including Jessica Chastain and Sebastian Stan, who prepared with patriotic face paint to cheer on the women. Check out Jessica painting Sebastian‘s face!

Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s team!

Women's World Cup Final 2019 USA Vs. Netherlands - Where to Stream & Watch!

The United States women’s national soccer team and the Netherlands women’s national soccer team are going head-to-head for the title of 2019 Women’s World Cup champions on Sunday (July 7).

The game airs at 11 a.m. ET, and will be held at Stade de Lyon in Lyon, France.

You can watch the game on TV channels like Fox (including Fox Sports Go online and the app) and Telemundo (and Telemundo Deportes), or you can stream it on fuboTV, which you can try for free.

The U.S. is in the final for the fourth time, while the Dutch team are in the final for the first time. The U.S. is heavily favored to win the title.

England and Sweden will also kick off at 11 a.m. ET in the third-place match.

Hope Solo Gets Booed at Rio Olympics 2016 Over Zika Posts

Hope Solo catches a ball while playing in the Women’s Group G first round match between the United States and New Zealand during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games held at Mineirao Stadium on Wednesday (August 3) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

The 35-year-old goalkeeper helped her team to victory 2-0.

During the game, the Brazilian crowd booed her every time she touched the ball and chanted “Zika” from the stands.

This all refers to Hope‘s recent tweets about how she was preparing for the Games with a mosquito net on her head and a big bottle of insect repellent, which you can see below.

“I was pretty focused on the game,” Hope said after the game. “What goes on around me in the stadium, honestly, it doesn’t really matter.”

35+ pictures inside of the U.S. women’s soccer team playing in Rio…More Here! »

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