1. Lionel Messi Urged to Return to Argentina National Team Duty by Diego Maradona

    Argentina legend Diego Maradona has urged Lionel Messi to reconsider his retirement from the national team. Per La Nacion (h/t Goal's Sacha Pisani ), Maradona said: Messi has to stay in the national team...

    Christopher Simpson Written by Christopher Simpson about 4 hours ago 4,881 reads 67 comments

  2. I Quit: Lionel Messi's Retirement Turns Argentina Copa Dream into Nightmare

    Lionel Messi pushed himself to the limits of his physical and mental endurance to deliver the Copa America for Argentina...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 18 hours ago 19,021 reads 174 comments

  3. Lionel Messi Quits Argentina: Twitter Reacts to Star's International Retirement

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi shockingly decided to retire from international football in the wake of Argentina's loss to Chile in the final of the Copa America Centenario on Sunday, per ESPN FC ...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 1 day ago 15,406 reads 3 comments

  4. Lionel Messi 'Broken' After Copa America Final Penalty Miss, Says Sergio Aguero

    Argentina striker Sergio Aguero said captain Lionel Messi was "broken" after missing from the spot in his country's Copa America Centenario final penalty-shootout defeat to Chile on Sunday evening...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 1 day ago 19,520 reads 136 comments

  5. Lionel Messi Announces Retirement from Argentina National Team

    A fourth loss in a major international tournament final was too much to bear for Lionel Messi . Following Argentina's 4-2 defeat on penalty kicks to Chile in the Copa America ...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 1 day ago 158,296 reads 648 comments

  6. Lionel Messi's Penalty Disaster Sums Up an Argentina That Wilted Under Pressure

    Argentina's Copa America hopes went flying out of MetLife Stadium at roughly the same height and velocity as Lionel Messi 's skied penalty...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 1 day ago 22,777 reads 97 comments

  7. Star, Surprise and Flop: Grading Argentina's Copa America 2016 Final Performance

    Chile have beaten Argentina in the Copa America final, retaining the crown. In the video above, Bleacher Report's Dean Jones talks about Argentina's star, surprise and flop from the match...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 day ago 377 reads 5 comments

  8. Argentina Have No Excuses If They Fail to Win Copa America Centenario

    NEW JERSEY — Argentina national football team manager Gerardo Martino cut a nervous figure in his press conference before the Copa America Centenario final, virtually ignoring ...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 1 day ago 9,899 reads 17 comments

  9. Argentina's 3rd Time Lucky? Nothing but Victory Will Do in the Copa America

    For the third time in as many years, Argentina will be lining up on Sunday for a major international final...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 3 days ago 6,234 reads 47 comments

  10. Diego Maradona Comments on Argentina, Cristiano Ronaldo and More

    Former Argentina international Diego Maradona has warned his compatriots not to come back if they lose the 2016 Copa America Centenario final against Chile on Sunday...

    Gianni Verschueren Written by Gianni Verschueren about 4 days ago 9,880 reads 45 comments

  11. Lionel Messi Must Perform in Copa America Final After Driving Argentina to Brink

    HOUSTON, Texas — Lionel Messi shifted his eyes to his right and saw Gonzalo Higuain talking to journalists further down the long mixed-zone line at the NRG Stadium...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 5 days ago 8,424 reads 31 comments

  12. Messi Becomes Argentina's All-Time Leading Goalscorer

    Argentina forward Lionel Messi scored the 55th international goal of his career during Tuesday's 4-0 win over the United States in the Copa America semi-final, breaking a tie with ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 6 days ago 777 reads 0 comments

  13. Lionel Messi Fan Live-Tweets, Periscopes Pitch Invasion During USA vs. Argentina

    An Argentina supporter who ran onto the pitch to meet Lionel Messi during the team's 4-0 win over the United States outlined his plan on Twitter beforehand and got a friend to Periscope the event from his account...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 6 days ago 48,606 reads 33 comments

  14. Ezequiel Lavezzi Injury: Updates on Argentina Forward's Arm and Return

    Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi will miss the 2016 Copa America final after fracturing his arm in a nasty touchline fall during the Albiceleste's 4-0 dismantling of hosts USA in Tuesday's first semi-final, per ESPN FC ...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 6 days ago 18,065 reads 8 comments

  15. The Lionel Messi Show: On-Fire Argentina Down USMNT to Make Copa America Final

    Just when you think Lionel Messi cannot possibly get any better, he goes straight out and proves otherwise...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 6 days ago 10,037 reads 40 comments

  16. Lionel Messi Puts Argentina in Copa America Semis as They Try to End Drought

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Copa America Centenario has been filled with highs and lows, but one of its biggest selling points is that it boasts the world's best player in Lionel Messi ...

    Rik Sharma Written by Rik Sharma about 9 days ago 6,154 reads 66 comments

  17. Houston, We Have a Problem: Magical Leo Messi Sends Warning to the USMNT

    With four wins out of four, Argentina are in imperious form going into the decisive stages of the Copa America Centenario...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 9 days ago 94,592 reads 169 comments

  18. Brazil and Uruguay Have Fallen Away: Now Copa America Is Argentina's to Lose

    Even in their wildest dreams, Argentina could not have imagined their path to the Copa America would be cleared so obligingly by their rivals...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 11 days ago 2,938 reads 8 comments

  19. Matias Kranevitter Passes Argentina Audition to Prove He Is Mascherano's Heir

    More fearsome opponents than Bolivia will undoubtedly come in Matias Kranevitter 's budding career, but in an imperious performance on Tuesday the 23-year-old showed just why he ...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 13 days ago 2,443 reads 5 comments

  20. Lionel Messi Casually Nutmegs Bolivia Goalkeeper Carlos Lampe

    Lionel Messi was ruled offside, but it won't spare the blushes of Bolivia goalkeeper Carlos Lampe ...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 13 days ago 327,158 reads 10 comments

  21. Argentina vs. Bolivia Betting Odds Preview, Copa America Centenario Prediction

    Argentina will be looking to follow up on their easy 5-0 victory over Panama when they hit the pitch for their final group-stage contest against Bolivia on Tuesday as massive -750 betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark...

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  22. Lionel Messi, Ever Banega and the Rosario Fighters That Fuel Argentina

    Argentina have the luxury of knowing that whatever the result in their final Copa America 2016 group game, they are guaranteed passage to the quarter-finals, and most likely in first place...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 15 days ago 7,274 reads 19 comments

  23. Ramiro Funes Mori: From Kamikaze to Cornerstone of the Argentina Defence

    Argentina have not exactly been firing on all cylinders so far in the Copa America, but there have been few scares in what has traditionally been the team's Achilles' heel...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 16 days ago 979 reads 10 comments

  24. Magical Lionel Messi's Golden Cameo Jolts Argentina into Life at Copa America

    It only took Lionel Messi 29 minutes to send an ominous warning to the rest of the Copa America as Argentina steamed past Panama 5-0, inspired by an incredible hat-trick...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 17 days ago 14,836 reads 93 comments

  25. Lionel Messi Returns from Injury, Hits 19-Minute Hat-Trick for Argentina

    The world waited for Lionel Messi to make his Copa America debut, and when he did, it was magic. After recovering from injury, the Argentina magician came on as a substitute in the 61st minute and promptly delivered a hat-trick by the 87th...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 17 days ago 38,265 reads 237 comments