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.

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...

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.

June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016

‘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...

June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016

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.

June 27, 2016
June 27, 2016

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.

June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016

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

June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016

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...

June 24, 2016
June 24, 2016

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.