Lionel Messi

‘Life gave me more than I could ever ask for’

Affectionately known as El Fideo, who has scored historic goals in the last three Albiceleste finals, posted a picture with the Rosario superstar and one of his great partners and teammates in the national team for the last 16 years.

Messi hopes Di Maria retires with a goal in Copa final

Di Maria, 36, announced in November his plans to retire from internationals after representing his country for 15 years and Messi wants him to get his name on the scoresheet as he did against Brazil to clinch the continental title in 2021 and against France as they won the 2022 World Cup final.

Yamal hopes to play ‘Finalissima’ against Messi’s Argentina

Spain's teenage sensation Lamine Yamal hopes for his side to win the Euro 2024 final against England in Berlin and Lionel Messi's Argentina triumph against Colombia in the Copa America final just hours later in Florida on Monday so that the duo can have a go at each other in the "Finalissima".

Anyone can mark Messi these days, says Colombia legend Valencia

Playing against aging stars like Messi and Angel Di Maria, Valencia thinks Colombia have an advantage.

‘Hungry’ Colombia up against the biggest beast

Can Los Cafetoeros etch their name in football folklore once again?

A flashback to Messi's nine finals with Argentina   

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi is set to play in his 10th final in national colours when defending champions Argentina will face off against Colombia in the grand finale of the Copa America 2024 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Monday at 6 am Bangladesh time. In the nine finals he has played in so far, Messi has won five and lost four. He has found the net four times and provided four assists for his sides. Let’s take a look at the nine previous finals he played in.

Rodriguez breaks Messi’s Copa record

He broke Lionel Messi’s record of most assists in a single Copa America campaign, with the Argentina captain having bagged five during Albiceleste’s title-winning campaign in 2021.

Messi enjoying ‘last battles’ for Argentina

Lionel Messi said he was enjoying his "last battles" with Argentina after the 37-year-old found the net in a 2-0 win over Canada on Tuesday to book a place in the Copa America final.

'Let's enjoy what we are experiencing as a group'

Messi's 109th goal for Argentina also saw him surpass Iran's Ali Daei to take sole possession of second place on the all-time international scoring charts. Messi trails only Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored 130 goals for Portugal.

July 2, 2024
July 2, 2024

Messi and teammates on MLS All-Star Game lineup

The league's top talents will face the Mexican League All-Stars on July 24 at Columbus, Ohio.

June 29, 2024
June 29, 2024

Messi to miss Argentina-Peru Copa clash

Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's final Copa America group game against Peru after complaining of muscle tightness, team officials said on Friday.

June 29, 2024
June 29, 2024

Scaloni and Gareca suspended for late field exits

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni and Chile boss Ricardo Gareca were suspended for one match each after their teams' late arrival to the field of play during the Copa America, CONMEBOL said in a statement on Friday.

June 26, 2024
June 26, 2024

Messi may skip Argentina's Copa America game against Peru

Lionel Messi may sit out Argentina's next Copa America game against Peru to rest a sore thigh with his team already qualified for the next round after two wins.

June 25, 2024
June 25, 2024

Argentina and Chile set to renew rivalry in rematch of 2016 Copa final

Argentina and Chile will write a new chapter in their long-standing rivalry on Tuesday's Copa America Group A clash at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the same stage where "La Roja" thwarted the reigning world champions in the continental final in 2016.

June 25, 2024
June 25, 2024

Birthday boy Messi returns to scene of Argentina Copa torment

Eight years ago, Messi was part of the Argentina team which lost the Copa America final on penalties to Chile at the New Jersey venue -- with the striker missing his team's first effort in the shoot-out.

June 24, 2024
June 24, 2024

Messi turns 37, ‘still enjoying like that boy’ in Rosario

This year, the Argentina captain gets to celebrate his birthday with the national team in the middle of the Copa America, ahead of their Tuesday Group A fixture against Chile in New Jersey.

June 21, 2024
June 21, 2024

Messi becomes most capped player in Copa America history

Messi's appearances have been spread across seven editions of the Copa, starting with the 2007 tournament in Venezuela.

June 21, 2024
June 21, 2024

Messi's Argentina face debutants Canada in Copa opener

The Argentines, who won the tournament in 2021 and went on to hoist the 2022 World Cup, are no strangers to Copa America success.

June 20, 2024
June 20, 2024

Canada's Marsch demands 'fearless' football against Messi’s Argentina

"I've played against him [Messi], coached against him a few times and had some successes, but he always finds ways to make a difference because his quality is so amazing. So, that'll be the challenge for us," said Canada head coach Jesse Marsch.

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