RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil and Argentina will face off for the fifth time in a tournament final when they determine which team will carry the Copa America trophy out of the Maracana Stadium on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time). Brazil holds a 3- ...
Jul 10, 2021
BRASILIA, Brazil - Colombia beat Peru 3-2 on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) in the third-place match at Copa America after striker Luis Díaz scored a pair of goals, one of them assisted by goalkeeper Camilo Vargas.The final of the ...
Jul 10, 2021
RIO DE JANEIRO - Many Brazil players didn't want to take part in the Copa America tournament. Look at them now.The Selecao advanced to the final with a 1-0 win over Peru on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time). Shortly later, ...
Jul 6, 2021
BRASILIA, Brazil - Argentina is enjoying the "Barcelona version" of Lionel Messi at the Copa America ahead of his 150th appearance for the national team.The 34-year-old Messi is still seeking his first major success with Argentina, not counting Olympic gold ...
Jul 5, 2021
CUIABA, Brazil - Lionel Messi became Argentina's most capped international player on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time), marking the occasion with two goals as he led his national team to a 4-1 win over Bolivia at the Copa America.The 34- ...
Jun 29, 2021
CUIABA, Brazil - Luis Suárez ended a goal scoring drought for Uruguay that threatened to go a fifth straight game.The veteran striker's 66th-minute equalizer helped Uruguay to 1-1 draw against Chile at the Copa America on Monday ( ...
Jun 22, 2021
By Marcelo SousaRIO DE JANEIRO - Lionel Messi scored a stunning free kick, repeatedly dribbled through the Chilean defense and created opportunities regularly for his Argentina teammates.Despite Messi's intense performance, Argentina was held 1-1 by Chile in its Copa ...
Jun 15, 2021
BUENOS AIRES - Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero and Ángel Di María are headlining the Argentina squad that will go to Brazil for the Copa America, seeking their national team's first major title since 1993.The list was published Thursday ( ...
Jun 11, 2021
BARCELONA, Spain - Lionel Messi might have played his final game for Barcelona.The Argentina star has been given permission to skip the team's final game of the Spanish league season - against Eibar on Saturday - so he can have extra rest ...
May 21, 2021
ASUNCION, Paraguay - Soccer body CONMEBOL suspended Lionel Messi from international matches with Argentina for three months because of accusations of corruption he made at the latest Copa América.The South American body also said on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) that it ...
Aug 3, 2019
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil didn't need Neymar to win another Copa América title at home.With its injured star watching from the stands at a packed Maracanã Stadium on Sunday (Monday, Manila time), Brazil beat Peru, 3-1, to ...
Jul 8, 2019
SÃO PAULO - For a match that didn't mean much, there was a lot going on as Argentina defeated Chile, 2-1, to finish third in the Copa América on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).Lionel Messi was sent off ...
Jul 7, 2019
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - Argentina's soccer federation has made a formal complaint to CONMEBOL criticizing the refereeing decisions in its loss to Brazil in the Copa América semifinals.The federation says Argentina was "clearly harmed" by the decisions of Ecuadorean ...
Jul 4, 2019
SALVADOR, Brazil - Underdogs Peru advanced to the semifinals of Copa América on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) after a goalless draw and a penalty shootout miss from Uruguay striker Luis Suárez.Peru's next opponent will be defending champion Chile, ...
Jun 30, 2019
RIO DE JANEIRO - Lionel Messi was shackled and yet Argentina flourished to beat Venezuela, 2-0, on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) and set up a Copa América semifinal against Brazil.Marked closely by Venezuelan defenders, Messi failed to impress at Maracanã ...
Jun 29, 2019
RIO DE JANEIRO - Five years after losing in the World Cup final at the Maracanã Stadium, Lionel Messi is getting ready to play at the iconic soccer venue again.Argentina, more dependent on Messi than ever, will face Venezuela in the Copa ...
Jun 28, 2019
SÃO PAULO - The group stage of the Copa America ended with Brazil and Uruguay still the favorites and Argentina still unable to meet expectations.Colombia also impressed early on, finishing with a perfect record and without conceding any goals, while two- ...
Jun 26, 2019
RIO DE JANEIRO - Coaches and players including Lionel Messi are unhappy with the condition of soccer fields at four of the six Brazilian stadiums hosting Copa America games.Matches at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana, Belo Horizonte's Mineirao, Porto ...
Jun 25, 2019
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - Lionel Messi avoided another disappointment with the national team as Argentina escaped elimination in the group stage of the Copa America.Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero scored a goal in each half as Argentina defeated guest team Qatar 2- ...
Jun 24, 2019
SÃO PAULO - Brazil finally got it going in the Copa America at home, routing Peru 5-0 to reach the quarterfinals on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).Casemiro, Roberto Firmino and Everton scored in the first half, and Dani Alves and Willian ...
Jun 23, 2019
SALVADOR, Brazil - Despite another ankle injury, Alexis Sanchez led Chile to the quarterfinals of the Copa America.Playing in pain after getting hurt in the first half, Sanchez scored a second-half winner to give Chile a 2-1 victory over Ecuador ...
Jun 22, 2019
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