Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Messi takes a shot from 90-year-old President of Israel
by Samuel Charles, August 6th, 2013 1:50AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Barcelona's two-day "Peace Tour" in Israel and Palestine ended on Sunday night with Israel President Shimon Peres tagging Lionel Messi in a delicate region during pregame ceremonies in Tel Aviv.

Like many of the world’s biggest teams, Barcelona has been jogging around the planet playing friendlies to raise awareness of their global brand, but this brief jaunt to the Middle East by the world’s most famous soccer team was aimed at the ongoing peace process in the region, but someone may have forgotten to remind Israel’s 90 year-old-president.

During pregame festivites everything is set up for a ceremonial kick by Sharon to his assistant, and planet’s best player, Lionel Messi. The President seizes the opportunity to demonstrate his youth and vitality in his right leg by hitting Messi in the midsection, to the delight of all his Barcelona teammates ...



1 comment
  1. Scott O'connor
    commented on: August 6, 2013 at 4:28 p.m.
    In other news, Argentina has unexpectedly declared war on Israel.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: Week 8 delivers best MLS golazos of 2015 so far    
Week 8 having produced a season-high 28 goals, it's no surprise these might be the best ...
What They're Saying: St. Mirren captain Steven Thompson    
"It sounds stupid now but for banter I grabbed one of the poles and pretended I ...
What They're Saying: Cuauhtemoc Blanco    
"When I'm mayor, I won't make mistakes with you." -- Cuauhtemoc Blanco, former Mexican star and ...
Road to Vancouver: Canada takes Matheson    
Host Canada named its 23-player squad for the Women's World Cup. In the big news, head ...
MLS Power Rankings: Red Bulls still on top, barely    
A high-scoring weekend moved several teams up Soccer America's MLS Power Rankings, but unbeaten New York ...
Europe in a Nutshell: Bayern clinches while world watches EPL    
Andrea Pirlo looks good losing; Watford's reality TV promotion; Champions League tidbits. Plus, why an insignificant ...
USL: Four unbeaten teams all triumph    
The Rochester Rhinos extended their unbeaten run to six matches with a 2-0 victory against the ...
What They're Saying: Jose Mourinho    
"I think boring is 10 years without a title -- that's boring. If you support a ...
U.S. Paralympic team prepping for world championship     
Coach Stuart Sharp has named a 16-player roster for the U.S. Paralympic national team's April 29-May ...
MLS Week 8: Altidore breaks out with two golazos    
Jozy Altidore scored his first two goals since opening with two goals in his debut with ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives