• Messi allays injury worries

    Lionel Messi plays down the seriousness of a hamstring injury which forced him to come home early from international duty with Argentina.

  • 'To start from zero'

    Anyone who thought Lionel Messi dyed his hair blond just for fun or for no good reason was wrong. Emphatically wrong.

  • Why La Pulga pulled out the peroxide

    Barcelona's blonde bombshell Lionel Messi reveals the reason behind his drastic change of hairstyle over the summer.

  • Jesus sparkles as Brazil down Ecuador

    Two goals from teenage prodigy Gabriel Jesus fire Brazil to their first ever qualifying victory in Ecuador to reignite the South American giants' 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.

  • Brazil, Argentina start afresh

    Injury-hit Argentina resume their bid for a berth at the 2018 World Cup on Thursday as Brazil head into the latest round of South American qualifiers.

  • Bauza to ease Messi workload

    New Argentina head coach Edgardo Bauza said on Tuesday that he wants to see his side rely less on Lionel Messi, after the Barcelona forward's brief retirement from international football.

  • Bauza reveals Messi talks

    Argentina head coach Edgardo Bauza says he advised Lionel Messi to block out the "idiots" prior to the Barcelona superstar changing his mind on international retirement.

  • Bauza reveals Messi talks

    Argentina head coach Edgardo Bauza says he advised Lionel Messi to block out the "idiots" prior to the Barcelona superstar

  • Football: Messi 'very committed' to Argentina

    Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza says that Lionel Messi made his commitment to his national team clear during the recent conversation which led the Barcelona star to end his short-lived international retirement.

  • Football: Messi in, Higuain out

    Lionel Messi's return to Argentina duty has been confirmed by his inclusion in Edgardo Bauza's first international squad, while there is no place for Gonzalo Higuain up front.

  • Is Messi the new Afridi?

    Argentina fans receive a much-needed boost when Lionel Messi confirmed he would be available for selection.

  • Messi says he will again play for Argentina

    Lionel Messi says he has reconsidered his decision to quit international soccer and will continue playing for Argentina's national team.

  • Football: Messi will not reverse Argentina retirement

    Diego Maradona believes Lionel Messi will not reverse his decision to quit the national team due to the "weak leadership" of the Argentine Football Federation (AFA).

  • Del Potro sends Djokovic off in tears

    World number one Novak Djokovic is reduced to tears after suffering a shock first round 7-6(4) 7-6(2) loss to Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in the men's Olympic tennis tournament.

  • Brazil booed off as Neymar flops

    Brazil and superstar Neymar are booed off as their quest for a maiden Olympic football gold medal begins with a 0-0 draw against 10-man South Africa.

  • New coach Bauza plans to woo Messi back

    Argentina's new coach Edgardo Bauza has set his mind to wooing Lionel Messi back from international retirement as he ponders his squad for next month's South American 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

  • ‘Messi not as good as Maradona or Di Stefano’

    Retired Italian football coach Arrigo Sacchi claims Lionel Messi, while “the best player in the world today”, is not the greatest Argentine to ever play the game.

  • La Albiceleste pick Bauza as coach

    Argentina, still reeling from the shock resignations of captain Lionel Messi and coach Gerardo Martino, choose Edgardo Bauza as their new coach.

  • Argentina Olympic team robbed

    Argentina's Olympic football team complains that cash and electronics are stolen from players' hotel rooms while they were out.

  • Argentina need Messi: Perez

    The acting head of Argentina's FA, Armando Perez, insists he would do all he could to lure Lionel Messi out of international retirement.

  • Argentine FA hope for Messi U-turn

    The acting head of Argentina's FA, Armando Perez, will travel to Spain to try and convince star striker Lionel Messi to reconsider his international retirement.

  • Pochettino not interested

    Mauricio Pochettino says he is not interested in the vacant coaching post with his native Argentina because he is happy at Premier League side Spurs.

  • Argentina to talk with duo

    Mauricio Pochettino and Diego Simeone are among men Argentina want to talk to about the national team coach vacancy following last month's shock resignation of Gerardo Martino.

  • ‘Retiring Messi has abandoned us’

    World Cup winner and Brazil legend Ronaldo feels "abandoned" by Lionel Messi and hopes he reneges on his retirement from international football.

  • Don't give up, Leo!

    Lionel Messi's retirement from the Argentina national team has turned the country upside down in the past few days, with an entire nation stunned by the news after Chile beat them in the Copa America final.

  • For Messi, retiring is a nonverbal apology

    It seems like a curse. There just aren't many footballing reasons to explain Argentina's latest failure in the Copa America Centenario final against Chile.

  • Argentina begs Messi not to quit

    Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country's President Mauricio Macri urge Lionel Messi not to leave the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat.

  • ‘More Argentina players may retire’

    Sergio Aguero and other Argentina players could follow the lead of captain Lionel Messi and retire from international football after losing the final of the Copa America on penalties to Chile for the second straight year.

  • WATCH: Messi in tears after Copa America defeat

    Lionel Messi cut a deeply dejected figure after his miss in the penalty shootout contributed to Argentina's defeat by Chile in the Copa America final.

  • Messi retires from international football

    Lionel Messi sensationally announces his retirement from international football after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America.

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