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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Copa-Euro showdown proposed

    South American football's governing body has proposed a one-off match between the winners of the Copa America Centenario and Euro 2016 later this year, officials confirmed Friday.

  • Messi ready for crowning glory

    Lionel Messi will bid to gild his legacy as the greatest footballer of his generation here Sunday by ending Argentina's 23-year wait for a major title in a dream final against holders Chile in the Copa America Centenario.

  • No Messi in squad for Rio Games

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino on Thursday names part of his squad for the Rio Olympics but superstar Lionel Messi is not included after being chosen for the Copa America instead.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • USA attempt to overturn red card

    The United States lodge a protest against the red card issued to Jermaine Jones that looks set to rule the key midfielder out of their Copa America Centenario semi-final.

  • Peru pay the penalty

    Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is the hero as Colombia slay their penalty shoot-out jinx to defeat Peru and advance to the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario here Friday.

  • [WATCH] Colombia outlast Peru to reach semis

    Colombia reach the semifinals of the Copa America Centenario by beating Peru on penalties in New Jersey.

  • 'Tite is reliable'

    Brazil's legendary former striker Pele hails new national coach Tite as a "reliable" pair of hands for the demoralized national team.

  • United States

    US reach semis

    The United States survive a late onslaught to beat Ecuador 2-1 and advance to the semi-finals of the Copa America for the first time since 1995 after a pulsating and sometime fractious match in Seattle on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Paraguay coach steps down

    Paraguay coach Ramon Diaz resigns following his team's first-round exit at the Copa America Centenario, the Paraguay Football Federation said.

  • Brazil crash out

    The Copa America Centenario erupts into controversy on Sunday after a refereeing blunder sends Brazil crashing to a 1-0 defeat against Peru -- and out of the tournament.

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