Barcelona's Lionel Messi meets Rafael Nadal in Ibiza

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Argentina superstar Lionel Messi is yet to return to Barcelona training after his World Cup campaign with the national team.

The 31-year old is on a holiday and apparently he bumped into Spanish tennis icon Rafael Nadal on a ight out in Ibiza.

While the Barca forward could be back with his other team mates, for the tour of United States, he is currently enjoying time with his wife – Antonella Roccuzzo, family and friends, after what was a physically demanding season for both club and country.

Nadal meanwhile, is taking time out from the ATP tour, ever since his loss to Serbian Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon semi-finals.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Daniella Semaan – Cesc Fabregas’ wife and a close friend of Antonella also attended the dinner, after which pictures were clicked.

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Watch: Wayne Rooney has his say on Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi

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While the Cristiano RonaldoLionel Messi era has witnessed a beginning-of-the-end stage with the Portugal superstar leaving Real Madrid to join Juventus, the debate over who is the greatest will perhaps go down as the most popular one in football history.

And DC United star Wayne Rooney has weighed in with his pick.

Speaking to the hosts of Pardon My Take podcast, the former Manchester United striker admitted that the Barcelona star is the greatest ever.

Apparently, Rooney, who has played alongside Ronaldo in the Premier League, didn’t take time to reveal his opinion and spontaneously took Messi’s name when asked who is better.

“They’re both probably the best two players to play the game and I think, Messi is, in my eyes, the greatest ever.”

Watch the video below to hear what Rooney had to say.

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Lionel Messi makes me love football more, says Paul Pogba after France's win over Argentina

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Paul Pogba paid tribute to Lionel Messi after the Barcelona genius’ Argentina side were knocked out of the World Cup by France.

Jorge Sampaoli‘s team were beaten 4-3 at the Kazan Arena in the last-16 on Saturday, in what could have been Messi’s last game in the World Cup, and as an Argentina player.

“We know that we are playing against probably the best player in the world,” the Manchester United star said.

31-year old Messi provided an assist to close friend and team mate Sergio Aguero, who scored a consolation goal for Albiceleste.

“For 10 years now I have been watching him, learning from him. He makes me love football more, always.”

Pogba was all praise for the living legend as his team advanced into the quarter-finals of the competition thanks to Kylian Mbappe’s brace.

“We want to play against the best, and today we won against the best. I will always be united with him, world class players like him, that is all I want to say.”

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