• ‘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.

  • Can Messi end drought?

    Chile face Argentina in Sunday's Copa America final for the right to call themselves South America's dominant team but perhaps an even bigger question for football fans the world over regards whether Lionel Messi can finally win a major international title.

  • Messi calls Argentina federation 'a disaster’

    Lionel Messi blasts the Argentina Football Association, calling it a "disaster," after the national team's plane from Houston was delayed on Thursday.

  • Di Maria in serious doubt for final

    Angel Di Maria looks set to miss out on the Copa America Centenario final against Chile after the Argentina star suffered a recurrence of his adductor injury.

  • Chile storm thru'

    Chile storm into the Copa America final beating Colombia 2-0 in a weather-disrupted semi-final that took more than four hours to complete.

  • Shilton, Diego trade barbs

    Diego Maradona and former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton reignite on their long-running feud, on the 30th anniversary of the Argentine's infamous "Hand of God" World Cup goal.

  • 'Don't come back without Copa'

    Argentina football legend Diego Maradona tells his national team not to bother coming back home if they don't win the Copa America Centenario on Sunday.

  • June 27: Chile’s tryst with destiny against Argentina

    Chile beat Colombia 2-0 in the Copa America semi-final and will face Argentina in Sunday's final after surviving a tumultuous match in Chicago that was halted for more than two hours due to a torrential rain storm.

  • Lavezzi breaks elbow in semifinal

    Argentina will be without Ezequiel Lavezzi in the Copa America final after he broke his left elbow in the second half of his team's 4-0 semifinal win against the United States on Tuesday.

  • [WATCH] Argentina beat US on record night for Messi

    Lionel Messi was too much for the United States to contain, as Argentina beat Jurgen Klinsmann's team 4-0 to reach the Copa America final.

  • Argentina test for Klinsmann’s boys

    Prior to the start of the Copa America, United States coach Juergen Klinsmann had set the semi-finals as a target but will now need a new goal as the hosts prepare to take on top-ranked Argentina for spot in the final.

  • USA daring to dream

    Jurgen Klinsmann is daring to dream that the United States can pull off mission improbable in the Copa America Centenario semi-finals against Argentina.

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    [WATCH] Messi equals record as Argentina, Chile advance

    Argentina and Chile advance to the semi-finals of the Copa America with Chile beating Mexico 7-0 and Lionel Messi getting a goal in Argentina's 4-1 win over Venezuela to equal his country's all-time scoring record.

  • Gaitan joins Atletico

    Argentina midfielder Nicolas Gaitan moves to European Champions League runners-up Atletico Madrid from Benfica on Thursday.

  • Argentina cruise past Bolivia

    Argentina cruise to an easy 3-0 win versus Bolivia on Tuesday to secure top honours in Group D with three wins from three matches at the Copa America Centenario.

  • Di Maria not out of Copa

    Argentina play down fears over Angel Di Maria's fitness on Saturday after he was hit by a new tournament injury scare.

  • Messi treble inspires La Albiceleste

    Lionel Messi scores a breathtaking second-half hat trick upon his return as Argentina qualify for the Copa America Centenario quarterfinals courtesy of a 5-0 demolition of 10-man Panama in Group D on Friday.

  • Maradona, Pele end feud

    Diego Maradona hails his old rival Pele as an "icon" as the pair are reunited for a "match of friendship" on Thursday.

  • Back injury keeps Messi out of training

    Lionel Messi is subjected to individual exercises once more on Tuesday as he continues his recovery from the back injury that ruled him out of Argentina's 2-1 Copa America win over Chile.

  • Di Maria inspires Argentina

    Argentina shrug off the absence of Lionel Messi to beat Chile 2-1 in the Copa America on Monday, with an emotional Angel Di Maria scoring the opening goal and dedicating it to his grandmother, who passed away before the game.

  • Pitbull plays over Chile anthem

    Chile's players and fans had to compete with the music of rapper Pitbull, as it was played over the final bars of their national anthem before a Copa America match against Argentina.

  • Argentina down Chile sans Messi

    Argentina shrug off the injury absence of Lionel Messi to launch their Copa America Centenario campaign with a 2-1 defeat of defending champions Chile.

  • Messi trains alone ahead of Argentina's opener

    Lionel Messi trains alone on Saturday as Argentina continue their preparations for their Copa America Centenario opener against Chile.

  • 'Blind Messi' sees Paralympic gold for Argentina

    Silvio Velo has been blind since birth, but you wouldn't know it watching him thread a football through an opponent's legs, pick it up on the other side and fire it home for a goal.

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