• ‘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.

  • Psychology of Argentina's Messi relationship

    Like neurotic parents, Argentines swing from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation's many therapists with rich material for psychoanalysis.

  • 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.

  • Sanchez crowned Copa's best

    Alexis Sanchez has been crowned the Copa America Centenario's best player after Chile won the tournament for the second successive year.

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Sanchez double leads Chile into quarters

    Alexis Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas both score twice as Chile advance to the quarter-finals of the Copa America Centenario on Tuesday with a 4-2 victory over Panama.

  • Chile win on last-gasp penalty

    Chile has a controversial 101st-minute penalty to thank for Friday's 2-1 win over Bolivia as the side's Copa America Centenario campaign is re-ignited in Group D.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Argentina, Chile face rematch

    Lionel Messi and Argentina are given a chance for revenge after being drawn against reigning Copa America champions Chile in the group stage for this summer's special centenary edition of the tournament.

  • Pacific nations sign TPP trade deal

    The Trans Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest multinational trade deals ever, is signed by ministers from its 12 member nations in New Zealand.

  • 6.9-magnitude quake hits off Chile; no damage reported

    A strong earthquake strikes in the Pacific off central Chile, but authorities say there are no reports of injuries or serious damage.

  • Dunga’s men defeat Venezuela on Willian double

    Two goals from Willian helped Brazil secure a 3-1 victory over Venezuela in World Cup qualifying.

  • Brazil crash to defeat at Chile

    Second-half goals from Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez saw Chile to a 2-0 win over Brazil in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

  • Chile confronts major quake with fortified buildings, alerts

    The most stunning thing about Chile's Wednesday night's earthquake is probably the relatively low amount of havoc caused by such a powerful shake.

  • Powerful Chile quake kills at least eight, one million evacuated

    A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake strikes Chile, killing eight people, forcing the evacuation of a million and sparking warnings that tsunami waves could reach Japan.

  • Rooney once in a generation player: Messi

    One of the game's greatest players, Lionel Messi, has praised Wayne Rooney, calling him a "special" player that's not comparable to any others.

  • Brazil are not a one-man team: Neymar

    The Barcelona ace scored twice as Dunga's men beat United States on Tuesday but says they can cope without him.

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    Argentina beat Germany in world rankings

    Argentina knocks Germany off top place in the FIFA world rankings despite having lost to their rivals in the World Cup final last year and to Chile in last weekend's Copa America.

  • Chile beat Argentina to win Copa America

    Chile beat Argentina 4-1 on penalties in Santiago to win the 2015 Copa America, their first major trophy.

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    Argentina ‘desperate’ for trophy: Messi

    Argentina's Lionel Messi says his star-studded team are "desperate" to mark their status by winning the Copa America final against hosts Chile.

  • Argentina smash six past Paraguay, reach Copa finals

    Argentina remain on course to win first Copa America title since 1993 after thrashing Paraguay to set up a final against tournament hosts Chile.

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