Brazil midfielder Fred tests positive for banned substance
Brazil midfielder Fred tests positive for banned substance

Brazil midfielder Fred tested positive for the banned substance hydrochlorothiazide during the June-July Copa America, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Friday.

Basel winger Derlis Gonzalez signs for Dynamo Kiev
Basel winger Derlis Gonzalez signs for Dynamo Kiev

Paraguay international Derlis Gonzalez has signed a five-year contract with Dynamo Kiev completing his transfer from the Swiss side Basel, the Ukrainian club said on Thursday.

Mexico fire coach Miguel Herrera after alleged punching incident
Mexico fire coach Miguel Herrera after alleged punching incident

Miguel Herrera, Mexico`s national soccer team coach, was fired on Tuesday, a day after he allegedly punched a reporter who had criticized his team`s performance in the recent Copa America and Gold Cup tournaments.

Edinson Cavani banned for two matches over Gonzalo Jara incident
Edinson Cavani banned for two matches over Gonzalo Jara incident

Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has been suspended for two matches over his flare-up with Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara at the Copa America, the South American Football Confederation announced.

Neymar wants to play 2016 Copa America, Olympics
Neymar wants to play 2016 Copa America, Olympics

 Brazilian football star Neymar wants to play in both next year's Copa America and the Rio Olympics.

'Lionel Messi is Pele of this generation'
'Lionel Messi is Pele of this generation'

Former Brazilian football player Juliano Belletti says his ex-Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi is the "Pele of this generation".

Barca's Luis Enrique bemoans long haul to play ball
Barca's Luis Enrique bemoans long haul to play ball

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique would rather the team did not have to fly off on long-distance tours before the regular season but understands they are important for the club`s marketing strategy.

Lionel Messi, Neymar miss Barcelona US tour
Lionel Messi, Neymar miss Barcelona US tour

Lionel Messi and Neymar have been left out of Barcelona`s squad for the Spanish giants` three-match tour of the United States, the club confirmed Friday.

Argentinian superstar Messi and Brazilian striker Neymar were both omitted after playing for their countries in the Copa America. 

Angel Di Maria's Manchester United future still uncertain
Angel Di Maria's Manchester United future still uncertain

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has done little to dampen speculation that Argentine winger Angel Di Maria could leave the club, a year after moving to Old Trafford for a British record transfer fee.

Grandfather accuses Lionel Messi of laziness
Grandfather accuses Lionel Messi of laziness

 Argentina football icon Lionel Messi has been accused by his grandfather of being lazy at the just-concluded Copa America.

Argentina top FIFA rankings for first time in seven years
Argentina top FIFA rankings for first time in seven years

Argentina have moved to the top of the FIFA rankings for the first time in seven years despite being beaten by Chile in the Copa America final.

The worst is over, says Lionel Messi on girlfriend's illness
The worst is over, says Lionel Messi on girlfriend's illness

Doctors treating the pregnant girlfriend of Argentine football icon Lionel Messi for a urinary infection have said Antonella Roccuzzo is stable and that the illness poses no threat to her pregnancy.

Argentina beat Germany in FIFA world rankings
Argentina beat Germany in FIFA world rankings

Lionel Messi`s Argentina on Thursday knocked Germany off top place in the FIFA world rankings despite having lost to their rivals in the World Cup final last year and to Chile in last weekend`s Copa America.

Chile`s Arturo Vidal apologizes to crash arrest cop
Chile`s Arturo Vidal apologizes to crash arrest cop

Chilean football star Arturo Vidal apologized Wednesday to police for threatening an officer during a drunk driving arrest while his country was hosting the Copa America, a tournament his team eventually won.

Lionel Messi's girlfriend hospitalised
Lionel Messi's girlfriend hospitalised

The pregnant girlfriend of Argentine football idol Lionel Messi has been hospitalised with a urinary infection.

Jamaica plans to play attacking football
Jamaica plans to play attacking football

Jamaica's assistant coach Miguel Coley says they will play attacking football in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, starting this week, contrary to their approach against teams in the recent Copa America.

Argentina frets over Lionel Messi`s future
Argentina frets over Lionel Messi`s future

Argentina is gripped by a debate over superstar Lionel Messi, who was devastated by losing the Copa America final and has withdrawn into a shocked isolation. 

Lionel Messi devastated by new defeat in final
Lionel Messi devastated by new defeat in final

Lionel Messi has told of the pain of losing the Copa America final after the football superstar faced criticism in his native Argentina.

Jorge Sampaoli to stay with Chile, insist Federation
Jorge Sampaoli to stay with Chile, insist Federation

Jorge Sampaoli will stay on as coach of Copa America winners Chile until the 2018 World Cup despite hinting he might seek a new challenge, the Chilean Federation president declared on Monday.

Chile image burnished after staging successful Copa America
Chile image burnished after staging successful Copa America

A well-organised soccer tournament where the stadiums were largely completed on time and the fans behaved -- Chile`s hosting of the Copa America has burnished its credentials as Latin America`s can-do country.