Copa America Centenario

Bauza reveals Messi talks

Argentina head coach Edgardo Bauza says he advised Lionel Messi to block out the "idiots" prior to the Barcelona superstar changing his mind on international retirement.

August 25, 2016
August 25, 2016

Bauza to ease Messi workload

New Argentina head coach Edgardo Bauza said on Tuesday that he wants to see his side rely less on Lionel Messi, after the Barcelona forward's brief retirement from international football.

August 24, 2016
August 24, 2016

Bauza reveals Messi talks

Argentina head coach Edgardo Bauza says he advised Lionel Messi to block out the "idiots" prior to the Barcelona superstar changing his mind on international retirement.

July 6, 2016
July 6, 2016

Argentina coach quits

Argentina head coach Gerardo Martino resigns, deepening the chaos in the frustrated squad a month before the Olympics after its star striker Lionel Messi also quit.

July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016

‘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.

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.