Diego Maradona still represents the ideal of the creative, charming, and rebellious Argentine footballer. Lionel Messi, on the other hand, is in many ways the opposite of the iconic Argentine "pibe." Is that why his home country remains cool toward him?
Stoppage time in football is believed to have its origins after a match between Aston Villa and Stoke City in 1891. With his team up 1-0, an Aston Villa player deliberately kicked the ball out of the stadium to run out the clock.