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Copa America

Felix Sanchez extends contract as Qatar football coach till World Cup 2022

Sanchez, 43, has spent much of his coaching career in Qatar, working at the Aspire Academy before leading the nation to the Asian Under-19 title in 2014.

May 06, 2019, 19:31 PM IST

Japan have no time to feel sorry for themselves, says skipper Maya Yoshida

Japan is also building towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with coach Hajime Moriyasu saying in the past that he was aiming to match or better Japan`s bronze medal achieved in 1968.

Feb 02, 2019, 15:53 PM IST

Neymar urges Brazil to find ''new identity''

The Selecao will begin as firm favourites to win the Copa America, which will be played in five Brazilian cities from June 14 to July 7.

Dec 28, 2018, 10:00 AM IST

Argentina ask coach Lionel Scaloni to stay on until 2019 Copa America

The Copa America takes place in Brazil next June and July and after losing the last two finals of the competition on penalties, Argentina will be looking to win their first major title since 1993. 

Nov 30, 2018, 07:15 AM IST

Argentina have a 'debt' to settle at World Cup: Lionel Messi

  Argentina captain Lionel Messi admitted on Monday that his generation has a score to settle at the World Cup in Russia after a series of agonising near misses in major tournaments.

Mar 27, 2018, 10:11 AM IST

FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi's first coach Ernesto Vecchio dies at age of 65

Vecchio, who divided his time between Newell`s and Messi Foundation charity, remained a staunch supporter of the Barcelona star.

Jan 28, 2017, 11:55 AM IST

Lionel Messi deserves to retire as world champion: Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza

Messi flirted with the notion of quitting playing for his country after three successive final heartbreaks.

Oct 09, 2016, 22:46 PM IST

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.

Sep 02, 2016, 18:10 PM IST

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.

Aug 24, 2016, 10:03 AM IST

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.

Aug 20, 2016, 21:30 PM IST

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.

Aug 02, 2016, 23:28 PM IST

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

Argentina named coach Bauza to run the national team Monday.

Aug 02, 2016, 22:42 PM IST

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.

Jul 05, 2016, 23:22 PM IST

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.

Jul 04, 2016, 06:37 AM IST

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.

Jul 04, 2016, 06:19 AM IST

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.

Jun 29, 2016, 13:45 PM IST

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.

Jun 28, 2016, 22:57 PM IST

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

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

Jun 28, 2016, 13:01 PM IST

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.

Jun 27, 2016, 12:12 PM IST

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.

Jun 27, 2016, 10:43 AM IST