Top scorer in La Liga and Barcelona’s talisman Lionel Messi may well recover in time for the Catalans’ trip to Celta Vigo on Sunday. The four-time Ballon d’Or winner has been in sizzling form in 2015, leaving fierce rival Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of goals and assists this year. Messi, who was supposed to captain Argentina in the international friendlies, did not feature in any of the South American nation’s games after suffering a blow to his right foot. The match when the 27-year-old suffered from that injury was, ironically, a game against Ronaldo’s Real Madrid. Messi, along with compatriot Javier Mascherano, returned to the Catalan capital on Thursday and were involved in some light training on Thursday. The two were, actually, only supposed to return on Friday, Barca wrote on their official website. Following that, the club revealed the condition of Messi’s foot as the club enter a crucial period of the season, looking to increase their lead over […]

It is a cruel world for footballers who try to manage their careers between club and country. Finding the right balance between the two has been elusive to footballers for years. Only a handful of them have have been successful at it. THT takes a look at the perfect predicament of world football.