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 3 months ago 15,134 reads 137 comments

  2. Predicting the USMNT's 2018 World Cup Squad After the Copa America

    With the Copa America Centenario in the rearview mirror, the focus of the United States men's national team has shifted to qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia...

    Joe Tansey Written by Joe Tansey about 3 months ago 19,836 reads 75 comments

  3. Italy Play Perfect Game to Dethrone Champions Spain

    The king is dead. Long live the king. Two-time defending European champion Spain have been eliminated from the 2016 UEFA European Championship by Italy, and in emphatic fashion...

    Sam Lopresti Written by Sam Lopresti about 3 months ago 4,753 reads 19 comments

  4. Spain's Glorious Dynasty Toppled by the Very Team It All Started With: Italy

    It ended the way all dynasties do: messy. The clock had just ticked into added time when Emanuele Giaccherini broke with the ball directly from a Spain corner...

    Tim Collins Written by Tim Collins about 3 months ago 4,257 reads 31 comments

  5. Roy Hodgson Pays Price for Masterminding England's Diabolical Euro 2016 Campaign

    It has been a rough few days for England. The worrying post-referendum implications of the country's decision to leave the European Union are only just beginning to be sorted out...

    Thomas Cooper Written by Thomas Cooper about 3 months ago 15,250 reads 50 comments

  6. Steve McClaren Reacts on Live TV as Iceland Take the Lead Against England

    Steve McClaren is no stranger to witnessing poor England results, and the former Three Lions boss was on duty with Sky Sports News during the shock loss to Iceland on Monday evening...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 3 months ago 32,080 reads 29 comments

  7. Iceland Players and Fans Celebrate Victory Over England with Rousing Chant

    When Iceland overcame Austria with a last-gasp winner in the Euro 2016 group stage, the players and fans celebrated in unison with their traditional Viking-style chant...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 3 months ago 6,991 reads 1 comments

  8. Roy Hodgson Resigns as England Manager: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    Roy Hodgson immediately stepped down as England manager on Monday evening after Iceland knocked out the Three Lions in a shocking 2-1 upset during the round of 16 at Euro 2016...

    Tom Sunderland Written by Tom Sunderland about 3 months ago 17,696 reads 153 comments

  9. Icelandic Commentator Goes Crazy After 2nd Goal Against England

    One of the biggest stars of Iceland's Euro 2016 campaign has been Gudmundur Benediktsson , the commentator who went viral with his impassioned response to his country's last-minute winner against Austria...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 3 months ago 19,122 reads 30 comments

  10. Antonio Conte Nearly Vaults over Dugout Celebrating Italy's 2nd Goal vs. Spain

    Spain's hopes of winning the European Championship for a third consecutive time were ended on Monday, as Italy's 2-0 victory saw La Roja succumb to their first tournament knockout defeat in a decade, as noted by Squawka ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 3 months ago 5,261 reads 19 comments

  11. Ronaldo Becomes 1st to Score in 4 Different European Championships

    Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo became the first-ever footballer to record a goal in four different UEFA European Championships when he found the back of the net during Wednesday's 3-3 draw with Hungary, per ESPN Stats & Info ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 3 months ago 2,211 reads 16 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 21,164 reads 179 comments

  13. Despite Flat Finish, USMNT's Copa America Run Was a Success

    Perspective sometimes doesn't come right away in a society with a "what have you done for me lately" mentality...

    Joe Tansey Written by Joe Tansey about 3 months ago 8,081 reads 20 comments

  14. Kante Suspension Offers Solution to France's Pogba and Matuidi Midfield Headache

    France are into the quarter-finals of the 2016 UEFA European Championship after a 2-1 win over the Republic of Ireland at Parc Olympique Lyonnais , Lyon, France, on Sunday...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 3 months ago 5,085 reads 4 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 17,560 reads 3 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 20,613 reads 136 comments

  17. Julian Draxler's Breakout Performance Highlights Germany's Strong Slovakia Win

    World champions Germany announced their intentions at Euro 2016 with an impressive 3-0 win over Slovakia in the round of 16 in Lille, France, on Sunday...

    Lars Pollmann Written by Lars Pollmann about 3 months ago 3,454 reads 9 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 165,164 reads 648 comments

  19. 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 3 months ago 23,243 reads 98 comments

  20. 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 3 months ago 466 reads 5 comments

  21. Star, Surprise and Flop: Grading Chile'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 Sam Tighe talks about Chile's star, surprise and flop from the match...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 3 months ago 348 reads 10 comments

  22. Antoine Griezmann Finally Arrives at Euro 2016 as France Edge Ireland

    France are into the quarter-finals of the 2016 UEFA European Championship after a second-half recovery saw them past the 10 men of the Republic of Ireland 2-1 at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon on Sunday...

    Jonathan Johnson Written by Jonathan Johnson about 3 months ago 6,257 reads 10 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 10,034 reads 17 comments

  24. Jerome Boateng Scores His 1st Goal for Germany with Volley at Euro 2016

    Jerome Boateng broke his international duck in style for Germany at Euro 2016 on Sunday. The Bayern Munich defender connected with a sweet volley in the eighth minute of his nation's last-16 clash with Slovakia in Lille, France...

    Mark Bollons Written by Mark Bollons about 3 months ago 6,495 reads 2 comments

  25. Revisiting Roy Hodgson's Euro 2016 Squad Decisions Before England Face Iceland

    The match had reached stoppage time, and England were still chasing the goal that might've ensured they topped Euro 2016 Group B...

    Thomas Cooper Written by Thomas Cooper about 3 months ago 1,020 reads 1 comments