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Lionel Messi battling groin injury, could miss Venezuela qualifier on Tuesday

Lionel Messi battling groin injury, could miss Venezuela qualifier on Tuesday

Messi is now back gunning for a fourth World Cup appearance in Russia in 2018 with Argentina heading the 10-nation group with 14 points from seven matches.

Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza keen on reducing Lionel Messi's workload

Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza keen on reducing Lionel Messi's workload

Argentina, the top-ranked team in the world, are currently third in South American qualifying for the next World Cup in Russia after six matches.

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho should manage Spain and Portugal: Diego Simeone

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho should manage Spain and Portugal: Diego Simeone

Simeone has long been linked with Argentina national team`s job but Edgardo Bauza was recently named as the coach.

CAUGHT WITH PANTS DOWN: Model claims having sex with Lionel Messi was like doing 'it with a dead body'

CAUGHT WITH PANTS DOWN: Model claims having sex with Lionel Messi was like doing 'it with a dead body'

The model's comments are likely to compound a tough year for Messi, as he was sentenced to prison for tax fraud offences last month before missing a penalty in the Copa America final defeat to Chile.

Messi Talk: New Argentina coach 'to explain his idea' to Barcelona superstar

Messi Talk: New Argentina coach 'to explain his idea' to Barcelona superstar

Argentina named coach Bauza to run the national team Monday.

After Lionel Messi's retirement, Gerardo Martino steps down as Argentine coach

After Lionel Messi's retirement, Gerardo Martino steps down as Argentine coach

The move has come as another huge blow for the Argentine Football Association (AFA), who are yet to recover from the shock of Messi's exit.

Lionel Messi's international comeback: Is the Argentine planning to reconsider retirement? Here's the truth!

Lionel Messi's international comeback: Is the Argentine planning to reconsider retirement? Here's the truth!

The entire country wants the Argentine legend to reconsider retirement.

PHOTOS: Battling rain, thousands of Lionel Messi's fans take to street in Argentina, ask him to reconsider retirement

PHOTOS: Battling rain, thousands of Lionel Messi's fans take to street in Argentina, ask him to reconsider retirement

The fans took part in a manifestation in support of the player's return to the national team.

From criticism to unconditional love: Argentine fans urge Lionel Messi not to quit

From criticism to unconditional love: Argentine fans urge Lionel Messi not to quit

From criticizing Lionel Messi for his failure to earn a major title in Argentine shirt, fans have swiftly changed their perspective and want their captain to continue playing for the Seleccion.

Lionel Messi `God`s gift` to Argentina: President

Lionel Messi `God`s gift` to Argentina: President

Messi is widely rated as the best player in the world but has been criticized in Argentina for his failure to win trophies.

HILARIOUS! Shahid Afridi trends as Lionel Messi retires - Here's why

HILARIOUS! Shahid Afridi trends as Lionel Messi retires - Here's why

The reason behind fans remembering Boom Boom came hardly as a surprise. 

WATCH: Lionel Messi crying after Argentina's 2-4 loss against Chile in Copa America final

WATCH: Lionel Messi crying after Argentina's 2-4 loss against Chile in Copa America final

Messi looked in extreme pain after missing the shot and also couldn't control his emotions and wept in front of a jam-packed stadium and his team-mates.

WATCH: How Lionel Messi missed crucial penalty kick in Copa America final against Chile

WATCH: How Lionel Messi missed crucial penalty kick in Copa America final against Chile

After Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved Arturo Vidal's first shot of the penalty shootout, Argentine fans erupted with joy as Messi stepped ahead to take the first penalty kick for Argentina.

Copa America final: Chile beat Argentina 4-2 to win title after Lionel Messi misses penalty kick

Copa America final: Chile beat Argentina 4-2 to win title after Lionel Messi misses penalty kick

Argentina were bidding to win their first major international title since 1993 in Sunday`s final at the MetLife Stadium.

Copa-Euro showdown: Proposal made for match between Copa America and Euro 2016 winners

Copa-Euro showdown: Proposal made for match between Copa America and Euro 2016 winners

Alejandro Dominguez, the president of CONMEBOL, told reporters at a press conference an invitation to UEFA had been made to stage the inter-continental showdown.

Copa America 2016: Chile ease past Colombia amidst climatic chaos, set-up final clash with Argentina

Copa America 2016: Chile ease past Colombia amidst climatic chaos, set-up final clash with Argentina

Sunday`s final will be the second time Argentina and Chile have met in the tournament.

Copa America: Record-breaker Lionel Messi fires Argentina into final with 4-0 win over United States

Copa America: Record-breaker Lionel Messi fires Argentina into final with 4-0 win over United States

Argentina will now face either Chile or Colombia in Sunday`s final at East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Uruguayans defend national drink after cancer warning

News came from the World Health Organization on Wednesday that drinking very hot liquids poses a cancer risk.

India's tour of Zimbabwe: Euro, Copa fever grips Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Co

India's tour of Zimbabwe: Euro, Copa fever grips Mahendra Singh Dhoni & Co

In fact, Dhoni has been quite active on social media since the start of the tour.

Copa America: Brazil sack coach Dunga after humiliating group-stage elimination

Copa America: Brazil sack coach Dunga after humiliating group-stage elimination

Dunga had an earlier stint managing Brazil from 2006 to 2010 and took over again from Luiz Felipe Scolari after the 2014 defeat.