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    Neymar wanted to leave PSG before Copa: Tuchel

    Paris Saint Germain coach Thomas Tuchel revealed that he had known before the Copa America tournament that Neymar had wanted to leave the French club.

  • Suarez appeals for penalty for handball by Chile goalie

    Uruguay striker Luis Suarez took his reputation as a fierce competitor to new heights in his side's 1-0 win over Chile in the Copa America on Monday by appealing for a handball -- by Chile's goalkeeper.

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    'Only Maradona fans want Messi to miss World Cup'

    Former Argentina striker Mario Kempes believes that only Maradona fans will be happy if Lionel Messi does not make the World Cup.

  • 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.

  • Is Messi the new Afridi?

    Argentina fans receive a much-needed boost when Lionel Messi confirmed he would be available for selection.

  • ‘Messi not as good as Maradona or Di Stefano’

    Retired Italian football coach Arrigo Sacchi claims Lionel Messi, while “the best player in the world today”, is not the greatest Argentine to ever play the game.

  • La Albiceleste pick Bauza as coach

    Argentina, still reeling from the shock resignations of captain Lionel Messi and coach Gerardo Martino, choose Edgardo Bauza as their new coach.

  • Argentina to talk with duo

    Mauricio Pochettino and Diego Simeone are among men Argentina want to talk to about the national team coach vacancy following last month's shock resignation of Gerardo Martino.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • ‘Brazil's soccer woes stem from my absence’

    Brazil's failure to claim an Olympic soccer gold medal, the one major tournament they have never won, is all because Pele never played in the competition, the soccer great jokes 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.

  • 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.

  • Brazil knocked out of Copa after Peru upset

    Substitute Raul Riudiaz's hotly disputed goal earned Peru a shock 1-0 win over Brazil in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Sunday, the defeat knocking the five-times world champions out the Copa America at the group stage.

  • 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.

  • Venezuela eliminate Uruguay

    Salomon Rondon's first-half effort put Venezuela into the Copa America quarterfinals after a 1-0 win over Uruguay in Philadelphia.

  • Mexico surge to quarterfinals

    Mexico book its spot in the quarterfinals of the Copa America Centenario after overcoming Jamaica 2-0 in Pasadena, California, 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.

  • Colombia into last eight, US bounce back

    Colombia become the first side to reach the quarter-finals of the Copa America Centenario, while the United States thump Costa Rica 4-0 to get their campaign back on track.

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