Copa

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.

June 30, 2016
June 30, 2016

Neymar, Costa in for Olympics

Strikers Neymar and Douglas Costa head a young Brazil Olympic football squad looking to bounce back from humiliation in the Copa America Centenario.

June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016

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.

June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016

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.

June 29, 2016
June 29, 2016

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.

June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016

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.

June 28, 2016
June 28, 2016

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.

June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016

‘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.

June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016

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.

June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016

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.

June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016

Chile beat Argentina after Messi misses

Chile beat Argentina 4-2 on penalties in the Copa America Centenario to defend their 2015 title, after 120 minutes of regular and extra time.