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Argentina could tie Uruguay as the team with the most Copa America titles (15). Chile has never won it since its debut in 1916.
Chile has done most of what it set itself to do before the Copa America started, which was making it to the final. They are ever so close from winning their first ever Copa America title. The task at hand is not easy as Argentina is the team to beat, a team that would like to win its 15th continental title.
Chile has hosted the tournament six times, and finally this seventh occassion could be... Read the rest of the article »
Messi currently has three assists and is the leader of the competition. Argentina has scored 10 goals in five games.
Lionel Messi has reached a second final with Argentina and while his lack of goals worries outsiders, within La Albiceleste that is not a concern. Gerardo Martino is happy with the team advancing to the final against Chile, which was a main objective.
In the game against Paraguay, which Argentina won 6-1, La Pulga did not score but tallied three assists. That makes him the leader of the Copa... Read the rest of the article »
Prior to the match against Paraguay, the former Barcelona manager believes La Albirroja will try to hold his team back rather than attacking them.
Coach Gerardo Martino will have to face his former team one more time when Argentina enters the pitch and takes on Paraguay. The former Barcelona coach implied that it will be tough for him, since he holds a special feeling for some of the players that he coached when he led Paraguay from 2006 until 2011.
"I would have preferred not to have played Paraguay. We have a lot of things... Read the rest of the article »
Paraguay may have drawn their last match against Argentina, but history tells us that their Copa América meetings against La Albiceleste usually don't go well for them.
Even before the team reached the semi-final stage, Argentina was one of the candidates to take home this Copa América edition. But after taking a closer look at their record when facing their fellow semi-finalist Paraguay, Argentina's chances of making it to the big game have increased considerably.
Being two of the most important teams in South America, Argentina and Paraguay have played... Read the rest of the article »
After being handed yellow cards by Mexican referee Roberto García, the three most influential players in Argentina could miss the final match if they are carded today.
Lionel Messi must be very careful when he steps into the pitch today, since he will be under the spotlight for more than one reason. The Argentinean striker was carded during the team's previous match against Colombia, and one more yellow card would keep him away from playing the tournament's final match. Other players in such a predicament are Sergio Agüero and Javier Mascherano.
Messi's... Read the rest of the article »
Two of the references for the Argentinean team shared their thoughts about their victory over Colombia, which sometimes both characters doubted would come.
After their dramatic victory over Colombia, Argentina's coach Gerardo Martino and Lionel Messi stated there were moments in which they doubted the team would make it to the semi-finals. According to Messi and the former Barcelona coach, La Albiceleste was able to dominate, but their lack of accuracy when facing David Ospina was a key factor for them to suffer up to the last minute.
Messi, who... Read the rest of the article »
La Albiceleste is undefeated after three games. Both teams are in the top five of the FIFA Rankings (Argentina, 3) (Colombia, 4).
Argentina and Colombia will meet in Viña del Mar to decide which team will move into the semi-finals. Argentina, the favorite by many to win it all, has not been performing as expected after three games despite still being undefeated. Colombia, which lost their first game has been improving since La Vinotinto shocked them.
Most of the attention in Argentina has been centered around the... Read the rest of the article »
A witness revealed details about the 'Lionel Messi Foundation' being involved in money-laundering practices for the friendly matches held in 2012 and 2013.
More details have emerged about the DEA investigation linking Lionel Messi to a money laundering scheme. According to a protected witness, a number of friendly matches celebrated in the United States, Mexico, Colombia and Perú were funded by Colombian and Mexican drug cartels, which are also linked to the ongoing tax fraud investigation made by Spanish authorities.
The witness indicated... Read the rest of the article »
Colombia's coach helped develop all these talents when he was in charge of Argentina's youth categories that won almost every tournament from 1995 to 2007.
Coach Jose Nestor Pekerman had a huge influence in the way Argentinean football is played these days. The South American manager helped shape one of Argentina's greatest generations of footballers with his calm and relaxed approach to most of his players, which include some big names such as Lionel Messi, Carlos Tévez or Sergio Agüero. Pekerman included Tevez and Aguero in his 2006 World... Read the rest of the article »
After a disappointing first year with Manchester United, the Argentinean wingman could make a comeback to La Liga, given the great relationship between 'El Fideo' and Lionel Messi.
After winning the treble this season, Barcelona wants to keep the good times rolling by adding more talent to their lineup. Even with the ongoing transfer ban imposed by FIFA, Los Blaugranas have been holding talks with a number of players to boost their squad, and the latest rumor surrounding the current Champions League holders links Angel Di Maria with a move to Camp Nou.
Sources indicate... Read the rest of the article »
Dazzling the crowds for years, the alien from another planet celebrates his birthday on Wednesday. Here we take a look at some of his greatest moments, and what the future holds for the Argentine.
Cristiano Ronaldo may have a galaxy named after him, but Messi is the alien from another planet.
This is, of course, according to the likes of Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon and Real Madrid rival James Rodriguez, who have joined a long list of world-class talents to publicly admit their admiration for the South American superstar.
This is due to the mesmerizing talent he exhibits everytime... Read the rest of the article »
The former Blaugrana president, who is running for office once more, shared a few thoughts about how he will get things done if elected.
Barcelona's Presidential hopeful Joan Laporta shared a few ideas about his bid to rule Los Blaugranas one more time, following his very successful presidency that went from 2003 to 2011. During an interview, Laporta stated most of the team's fans and some players such as Lionel Messi could be willing to back him to become Barcelona's ruler again.
"I have telepathy with Messi, he always... Read the rest of the article »
The Real Madrid ace feels the last 8 encounter will be about more than him and his Barcelona rival.
The 2015 Copa America quarter-finals will see two of the continent's strongest teams, Argentina and Colombia, lock horns for a spot in the semi-finals.
Led by two of the world’s fiercest attacking talents, Lionel Messi of Barcelona and James Rodriguez of Real Madrid, the two nations will meet on Saturday at the Estadio Sausalito.
However, ahead of the last 8 encounter, the 23-year-old... Read the rest of the article »
The curious fact happened after Argentina played its final game of Group B against Jamaica, which La Albiceleste unconvincingly won 1-0.
Argentina's unbeaten run in Group C had something curious to talk about when the game ended. Jamaican Deshorn Brown did not leave his fandom in the team's locker room and decided to ask Lionel Messi for a 'selfie'. The Argentinian player, who looked rather surprised by it, agreed to it and struck a pose with his colleague.
Regarding what happened on the pitch, Argentina's playing style seems... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinean superstar wants to get closer to Gabriel Batistuta as the all-time top scorer for the South American team.
Lionel Messi's season will see him reach another milestone today, when the Argentinean striker plays against Jamaica. "La Pulga" will be participating in his 100th game with his home country's National Team, with the clear goal of leading them to Copa América glory on July 4th.
Messi has scored 46 goals with La Albiceleste since he left the Under-Age categories. His debut came... Read the rest of the article »
La Pulga was not pleased to see his team throw away a 2-0 lead to settle for a point, and thus refused to accept his award as a result.
Argentina threw away a 2-0 lead after going up 2-0 in their Copa America opener on Saturday night, and captain Lionel Messi was furious over this collapse.
So much was his anger and disbelief in his team's disappointing collapse, as written by Ben Hayward of Goal, that he refused to accept the Man of the Match award after the game, having been chosen as the recipient due to his impressive display.
La... Read the rest of the article »
Ahead of La Albiceleste’s opener against Paraguay, Mascherano praised his Barca team-mate, despite his horrendous record in the tournament.
The wait is almost over. One of football’s greatest talent, Lionel Messi, is set to take center stage in the 2015 Copa America, which kicked off on Thursday.
Having clinched the treble with the Blaugrana in an impressive, record-breaking season at Camp Nou, the 27-year-old is in Chile to guide his nation to their first Copa America title since 1993, a 22-year trophy drought.
Paraguay... Read the rest of the article »
From June 11, 2015 to July 4, 2015, catch Copa America fever. To watch all the matches live online or on TV, check LiveSoccerTV’s broadcast guide. It's gonna get caliente!
Chile, the host of the 2015 Copa América will attract the attention of global football fans this summer as the tournament kicks off on June 11, 2015. Lionel Messi’s Argentina and Neymar’s Brazil are the favourites to dominate on Alexis Sanchez’s home ground. Uruguay, the defending Champions will be looking to defend their title and tied Argentina with 15 titles.
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Messi will turn 28 on June 24 and will also play his 100th game with Argentina. He was named the best young player of the 2007 Copa America.
The last piece to Gerardo Martino’s puzzle for the 2015 Copa America has arrived and his name is Lionel Messi. Just a few days after winning his fourth Champions League title, La Pulga declares himself ready for a perfect ending.
“We want to win a trophy with Argentina. Winning it would be a perfect ending to the season," Messi said.
It is him and Javier Mascherano who... Read the rest of the article »
The list also sees Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling and Juventus’ Paul Pogba climb in value, according to the study by the CIES Football Observatory.
According to the study done by Football Observatory of the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s third most valued player, coming in behind rival Lionel Messi, who ranks in first spot.
The Argentine ace, as written in the study, is estimated to be valued between €255.3m-€280.8m, which is mainly down to his trophy-ladden season with Barcelona... Read the rest of the article »