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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • Bacca strike lifts Colombia to third place

    Carlos Bacca scores the only goal as Colombia defeat the United States 1-0 to clinch third place in the Copa America Centenario

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • [WATCH] Colombia outlast Peru to reach semis

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dunga sacked after Brazil's Copa debacle

    Brazil sack national coach Dunga after their humiliating group-stage elimination from the Copa America Centenario

  • Corona propels Mexico into last 8

    Jesus Manuel "Tecatito" Corona scores a superb individual goal as Mexico snatch a 1-1 draw with Venezuela to qualify for the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals

  • 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.

  • Di Maria not out of Copa

    Argentina play down fears over Angel Di Maria's fitness on Saturday after he was hit by a new tournament injury scare.

  • Chile win on last-gasp penalty

    Chile has a controversial 101st-minute penalty to thank for Friday's 2-1 win over Bolivia as the side's Copa America Centenario campaign is re-ignited in Group D.

  • Venezuela KO Uruguay

    Uruguay are sent crashing out of the Copa America Centenario on Thursday as Venezuela and Mexico march into the quarterfinals.

  • 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.