HEBEI FANS DESPERATE TO SAVE CLUB

Hebei FC fans are keen to save the club from folding up. They have urged the authorities to save the club from going bust.


Argentine football icon Javier Mascherano played for Hebei FC before he called time on his professional football career and the club faces an uncertain future after it was revealed that they could be the next Chinese football team to fold up.

The situation of Jiangsu FC is well publicised after the club folded in February 2021, around 100 days after winning the league in the Chinese top flight. Jiangsu FC became non-existent a few months after winning the Chinese Super League and Hebei FC could follow the same path to give a clear indication that the era of football boom under the presidential era of Xi Jinping has become a thing of the past.

ARGENTINA: MESSI EXTENDS APPEARANCE RECORD

Lionel Messi extended his appearance record in the colours of Argentina after he led outhis team during the World Cup 2022 qualifier against Paraguay.

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New Paris Saint Germain (PSG) signing Messi was able to take his appearance tally to 154 against the Paraguayans thus moving seven ahead of the previous record holder, Javier Mascherano. Retired Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano made 147 appearances for his nation before announcing his retirement.

MASCHERANO BACKS FIFA WORLD CUP CHANGE

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Ex-Barcelona, West Ham United and Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano has thrown his weight behind plans to change the FIFA World Cup tournament from one that's held every four years to one that takes place on a two-year basis.

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Javier Mascherano showed his support for the new proposal to make the FIFA World Cup a two-year tournament rather than a four-year tournament in an interview monitored by John Cross of the Daily Mirror. According to him, he had reservations about the new proposal on the FIFA World Cup tournament until he spoke to Frenchman Arsene Wenger and other colleagues.
Ex-Arsenal manager Wenger has championed the new proposal as he's pushing for it to happen. Javier Mascherano spoke well about Wenger whom he described as a visionary. The retired Argentine national team player is in awe of what Wenger has been able to achieve in the game.

MASCHERANO: HAMMERS CAREER UNVEILED

Javier Mascherano signed for West Ham United during the summer's transfer window in 2006 alongside Corinthians teammate Carlos Tevez. Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano stated his desire to play for either Barcelona or Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga amidst the transfer rumours linking him with a move to the top teams on the European continent. In the end, Mascherano signed for the Hammers in what was a surprising transfer that turned controversial. He didn't have work permit issues in England since he had an Italian passport via his ancestry.

MASCHERANO ASKED TO PICK BETWEEN LIVERPOOL AND BARCA

Javier Mascherano may not be recognized as one of the best players in the world of football during his playing days, but he played for two of the best clubs in the sport and not a lot of players can boast of that fact. Having also played with some of the best players around him at not just the two clubs but also for his country Argentina, he was able to win a couple of titles during his brilliant career as well.

AGUERO, A GOOD SIGNING FOR BARCELONA

Sergio Aguero is potentially a good signing for Spanish giants Barcelona according to former international teammate Javier Mascherano. Retired Argentine midfielder played with Aguero at national team level for several years and he knows all about his quality.Javier Mascherano talked about Aguero and Barcelona in a recent interview monitored by English publication HITC.

Javier Mascherano believes that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has a high possibility of staying at the club with the signing of Aguero. Messi has a few weeks left on his Barcelona contract but club president Joan Laporta is confident that the club captain will sign a new deal with the Blaugrana.

MASCHERANO SAYS LA LIGA TITLE RACE IS QUITE TIGHT

The Spanish La Liga will have an entertaining end to the current season, with the heavyweight clubs all engaged in a rat race to clinch the title this campaign. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla, and Atlético Madrid are all in the running to end the season as League Champions and it is expected to be a cracker before the season finally comes to an end.

Real Madrid have had a strange season that has seen them suffer a couple of injuries to several of their star players this season, and all credits to them for still being in contention to lift the title. Their captain Sergio Ramos, has been a part of the list of players to have suffered different injuries, including Eden Hazard, Luka Modric, Marcelo, Lucas Vasquez, Marco Asensio, and so on. This lest is a long one, and while some of these players have returned from their injuries, others have not.

MESSI LIKELY TO REMAIN AT BARCELONA - MASCHERANO

The speculations surrounding the future of Barcelona captain Lionel Messi keep growing like a huge cloud over his head and it continues to keep the club's fans worried and in the dark. The captain's long-term stay at the Camp Nou is still under huge question and it is believed that he will no longer spend more years at the club.

However, there is still a large section of fans who believe that he may well still be at the club for more years to come despite the continued rumors and speculations.
The fact that the Argentina international superstar attempted to leave the club at the end of last season is enough reason to be scared of losing the legendary attacker as a Barcelona fan, but there could be a glimmer of hope to hold on to, with a couple of people now coming out to reiterate that Messi could still remain at the club.

MASCHERANO INSISTS FORMER TEAMMATE MESSI IS STILL IN GREAT FORM

Former Barcelona player Javier Mascherano has insisted that his ex-teammate Lionel Messi is still in outstanding form this season despite the saga that clouded his future in the summer. The former Argentina international midfielder said Messi has not allowed the saga to affect him and has put in great performances on the pitch as if it never happened.

Dani Alves urges Lionel Messi to stay put at Barcelona

Former Barcelona star Dani Alves believes Lionel Messi should stay put with the Catalan giants beyond the current campaign. The Argentine has been with the Blaugrana throughout his career, but he had looked for a way out during the summer. However, the hierarchy declined to release him for the final year of his contract and that meant that Messi had to remain with the club.
Messi has yet to show any intention of signing a fresh deal and reports have claimed that he may head for the exit door when his contract expires in June next year. Speaking to RAC1, Alves said that the six-time Ballon d’Or is as huge as the club’s badge and is hopeful that the 33-year-old stays put at the Camp Nou.


He told: "Messi is as great as the badge of Barcelona. But as he could see that everything around him was a disaster, it's understandable that he wanted to leave. I told him not to leave Barca. When the club was trying to get rid of me I told him so and he said to me 'Don't go, where could you go that is better than here?'. I told him the same thing (this summer). He didn't reply but I know that he got the message."

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