Argentina's Lionel Messi makes mess on pitch

Last updated 10:14 14/07/2014
Lionel Messi
Reuters

NOT HIS DAY: Lionel Messi couldn't lead his team to World Cup glory and was sick on the pitch.

Kaka, Pele and David Beckham
Reuters Zoom
The World Cup closing ceremony was a vibrant affair with dancers waving the flags of all the nations who competed at the tournament.
World Cup final
Reuters Zoom
Germany: 2014 football World Cup champions.
World Cup final
Getty Images Zoom
Germany fans party at the Maracana after their team won the World Cup.

Relevant offers

Football

Winston Reid explains his decision to sign new long-term deal at West Ham United Papiss Cisse apologises for spitting row, Jonny Evans denies any wrongdoing Moves like Jagger! Cristiano Ronaldo busts a move in new commercial Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick's new three-year deal was bound to come Football Ferns must learn from 2-2 draw with Spain, says coach Tony Readings MLS avoids work stoppage on eve of season start Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick signs three-year extension with club Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal plays down Jonny Evans spitting row Reports: All Whites defender Winston Reid agrees lucrative deal with West Ham All Whites striker Chris Wood confident of proving himself in the Premier League

Argentina captain Lionel Messi vomited during the World Cup final, as he has done on many occasions both for Argentina and club team Barcelona.

It was during the first half against Germany that Messi doubled over and vomited on the pitch.

Despite several medical tests, Argentina and Barcelona team doctors haven't been able to find the cause of Messi's problem.

The striker has played it down, saying it's just something that happens to him in training, during matches and even when he's at home.

It doesn't appear to affect his performance, though. Messi has gone on to score in several matches after throwing up on the pitch.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content