Long Before Israel-Argentina Soccer Match Saga, Messi's Career Was Saved by This Jewish Doctor

The Barcelona forward may have been at the heart of the diplomatic spat that led to Argentina canceling a friendly against Israel in Jerusalem. But back in 2011, Haaretz reported on the big debt the diminutive superstar owes to Dr. Diego Schwarzstein

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On June 24, 1987, a chubby baby weighing 3.6 kilograms was born at the Clinica Italiana in the Argentine city of Rosario. The name on his birth certificate: Lionel Andres Messi. The next day, his mother,...