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  • Demichelis announces retirement

    Former Argentina, Bayern Munich and Manchester City centre-back Martin Demichelis has announced his retirement from professional football.

  • Lavezzi denies racism as 'wacky' pose causes storm

    Argentina international Ezequiel Lavezzi has issued an apology through his Chinese club after publicity photos that showed him making a slant-eyed pose caused outrage on social media.

  • Copa America set to increase to 16-team tournament

    The Copa America is likely to be expanded to 16 teams when it next takes place in Brazil in 2019, South American soccer's governing body said on Wednesday.

  • Fan in coma after violence at Argentine soccer match

    An Argentine soccer fan was in a coma and two men arrested for attempted murder after a scuffle among supporters in the derby between Belgrano and Talleres in Cordoba, local media reported on Sunday.

  • Argentina sack coach Bauza

    Argentina's football association fired Edgardo Bauza as coach of the crisis-hit national team as it struggles to qualify for next year's World Cup, the head of the body said Monday.

  • Brazil top FIFA rankings for first time in seven years

    Five-times world champions Brazil have returned to what they will consider their rightful place at the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time in seven years.

  • New AFA president vows to get Messi ban reduced

    The Argentine FA, lacking proper leadership since 2015 and fearful its national team might not reach the World Cup finals without banned captain Lionel Messi, elected a third-tier club chairman and former roadsweeper as its president on Wednesday.

  • Bauza laments Messi absence, remains defiant

    Edgardo Bauza bemoaned the timing of Lionel Messi's suspension after Argentina's woes were compounded in a stunning loss to Bolivia as the head coach remained defiant.

  • Messi penalty lifts Argentina into qualifying berths

    Lionel Messi converted a penalty as Argentina laboured to a 1-0 win over Chile in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday that put them back in the automatic qualifying spots for next year's finals in Russia.

  • Make or break for Argentina

    The unthinkable prospect of a World Cup without Argentina or Lionel Messi could move a step closer to becoming reality on Thursday as the South American giants prepare to face arch-rivals Chile in a crucial battle on the road to Russia 2018.

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