1. Lionel Messi's Penalty Ball from 2016 Copa America May Be Sold, Fan Fears Theft

    The last ball Lionel Messi kicked in international football could be sold for €27,000 (£ 23,024), as its owner fears it being stolen if he keeps it...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 10 months ago 9,801 reads 30 comments

  2. Gerardo Martino Resigns as Argentina Manager: Latest Comments and Reaction

    Gerardo Martino has stood down as the manager of the Argentina national team, it was confirmed on Tuesday...

    Matt Jones Written by Matt Jones about 10 months ago 5,661 reads 42 comments

  3. Luis Suarez Is 'Sure' Lionel Messi Will Reconsider Retirement from Argentina

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is "sure" club team-mate Lionel Messi will reconsider his retirement from the Argentina national team after he stepped down after their Copa America Centenario final defeat...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 10 months ago 7,105 reads 44 comments

  4. Argentina's Crown Prince: Can Paulo Dybala Step Up in Leo Messi's Absence?

    Juventus star Paulo Dybala has been pushing insistently for a place in the Argentina side for the last 18 months at least...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 10 months ago 8,644 reads 45 comments

  5. Lionel Messi Fans to Hold Mass Demonstration After Star's Argentina Retirement

    Lionel Messi 's retirement from international football has prompted quite a response from his fans in Argentina, with o ver 100,000 people reportedly set to march in the centre ...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 10 months ago 21,277 reads 195 comments

  6. Deflated Argentina Must Rebuild Without Lionel Messi for World Cup Qualifiers

    After the painful interlude of the Copa America Centenario , the long slog to the Russia World Cup resumes for Argentina...

    Daniel  Edwards Written by Daniel Edwards about 10 months ago 12,861 reads 85 comments

  7. 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 10 months ago 15,154 reads 137 comments

  8. 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 10 months ago 21,177 reads 179 comments

  9. 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 10 months ago 17,673 reads 3 comments

  10. 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 10 months ago 20,727 reads 136 comments

  11. 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 10 months ago 165,247 reads 648 comments

  12. 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 10 months ago 23,294 reads 98 comments

  13. 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 10 months ago 469 reads 5 comments

  14. 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 10 months ago 10,043 reads 17 comments

  15. 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 10 months ago 6,295 reads 47 comments

  16. 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 10 months ago 11,121 reads 45 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 8,509 reads 31 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 820 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 10 months ago 49,052 reads 33 comments

  20. 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 10 months ago 18,567 reads 8 comments

  21. 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 10 months ago 10,154 reads 40 comments

  22. 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 10 months ago 6,173 reads 66 comments

  23. 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 10 months ago 95,100 reads 169 comments

  24. 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 months ago 2,999 reads 8 comments

  25. 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 11 months ago 2,607 reads 5 comments