Chile must focus on Argentina, not just Lionel Messi: Claudio Bravo
Chile must focus on Argentina, not just Lionel Messi: Claudio Bravo

Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has warned his teammates not to be focused solely on stopping star striker Lionel Messi in the Copa America final, but concentrate on the entire opposition.

Copa America final preview: Bitter rivals Chile, Argentina face off in soccer showdown
Copa America final preview: Bitter rivals Chile, Argentina face off in soccer showdown

It`s a geopolitical rivalry that has seen a clash of generals, a near-war over territory, and accusations of treachery and arrogance.

Copa America final between Argentina, Chile 'not war', says Javier Mascherano
Copa America final between Argentina, Chile 'not war', says Javier Mascherano

Argentina star Javier Mascherano called for calm yesterday as the countdown to this weekend's Copa America final against fierce rivals Chile got under way.

Copa America: Lionel Messi ban fear as Argentina face Paraguay
Copa America: Lionel Messi ban fear as Argentina face Paraguay

 Lionel Messi is walking a disciplinary tightrope as goal-shy favourites Argentina take on Paraguay here Tuesday with a place in the final of the Copa America at stake.

Hope Radamel Falcao does not come good against us: Javier Mascherano
Hope Radamel Falcao does not come good against us: Javier Mascherano

Seasoned Argentina defender Javier Mascherano says he is still convinced of striker Radamel Falcao’s class but hopes the Colombian does not find his touch and form when the two football sides meet in the Copa America quarter-final.

Lionel Messi celebrates 100 international matches with Argentina
Lionel Messi celebrates 100 international matches with Argentina

The true hero of the Argentina versus Jamaica Copa America 2015 match in Chile was Lionel Messi as he celebrated his 100th cap with Argentina.

Javier Mascherano believes Neymar was kicked out of Copa America
Javier Mascherano believes Neymar was kicked out of Copa America

Seasoned Argentine defender Javier Mascherano on Saturday said Brazil skipper Neymar was kicked out of the Copa America after the latter was suspended for four games in a decision by the South American football governing body, CONMEBOL.

Carlos Tevez wanted again after wilderness years
Carlos Tevez wanted again after wilderness years

Carlos Tevez is wanted again by Argentina and Europe`s top clubs after four lean years in which he nearly gave up the game.

UEFA Champoions League final: Carlos Tevez the man to watch, says Javier Mascherano
UEFA Champoions League final: Carlos Tevez the man to watch, says Javier Mascherano

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano singled out Juventus' Carlos Tevez as the man to watch out for ahead of Saturday's Champions League final in Berlin.

Javier Mascherano wary of old friend Carlos Tevez
Javier Mascherano wary of old friend Carlos Tevez

Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano will line up against a friend turned rival in the Champions League final on Saturday as compatriot Carlos Tevez attempts to fire Juventus to their first European Cup in 19 years.

Proud Basques Bilbao eyeing Cup upset against Barca
Proud Basques Bilbao eyeing Cup upset against Barca

Athletic Bilbao have proudly resisted pressure to abandon their policy of only recruiting players of Basque origin, making it all the more impressive that they are the club standing between Barcelona and a record-extending 27th King`s Cup.

Back? I was never away, says Barca's Andres Iniesta
Back? I was never away, says Barca's Andres Iniesta

 Andres Iniesta will always be a hero to Barcelona and Spain fans but some had started to question whether the 30-year-old`s best days were behind him.

Lionel Messi's injured foot has improved, say Barcelona
Lionel Messi's injured foot has improved, say Barcelona

Lionel Messi`s injured foot has improved, his club Barcelona said on Thursday, suggesting the Argentina forward will be fit for Sunday`s La Liga trip to Celta Vigo.

Barcelona set to move four points clear in Eibar visit
Barcelona set to move four points clear in Eibar visit

FC Barcelona have the chance to move four points clear at the top of the La Liga table and continue to pile pressure on Real Madrid when they face SD Eibar at the Ipurua Stadium here on Saturday.

Carlos Tevez named in Argentina squad for friendlies
Carlos Tevez named in Argentina squad for friendlies

Argentina football coach Gerardo Martino has named Carlos Tevez in his squad for international friendlies in the United States later this month.

Barcelona a step away from King's Cup final
Barcelona a step away from King's Cup final

Luis Suarez and Javier Mascherano will need to be careful if they are selected by coach Luis Enrique for Barcelona's King's Cup semi-final return leg away to Villarreal on Wednesday evening.

Javier Mascherano wishes to retire at River Plate
Javier Mascherano wishes to retire at River Plate

Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano wishes to end his career at his first club Atletico River Plate after his contract with Barcelona expires June 30, 2018.

''I live on Messi street, near crossing with Mascherano''
''I live on Messi street, near crossing with Mascherano''

You will find Lionel Messi street at an intersection with Javier Mascherano if you visit the town of El Chanar in the north-western Argentine province of Tucuman.

Barcelona rest Javier Mascherano for Sevilla clash
Barcelona rest Javier Mascherano for Sevilla clash

Barcelona on Saturday rested Argentine midfielder Javier Mascherano for their league clash with Sevilla but were boosted by the return of defender Jeremy Mathieu.

El Clasico: Real Madrid, Barcelona set to deliver yet another classic
El Clasico: Real Madrid, Barcelona set to deliver yet another classic

In the next couple of hours, sporting world will be taken by a certain El Clasico and the noise emanating from the historic Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Inside the cauldron, possibly two of the greatest clubs in the world – Barcelona and Real Madrid – will try to something more than just winning the game and brownie points.