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 »
Plus, the Gunners are reportedly plotting a £19.8m move for this Portuguese star as another midfield option.
After helping Juventus win their fourth consecutive Scudetto title in the 2014-15 season, and guiding the Serie A giants to the Champions League final in Berlin, Arturo Vidal is in hot demand.
Reports reveal that the 28-year-old midfielder is close to joining compatriot Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal, with transfer rumors suggesting a £21m fee has already been agreed, a price tag which should... Read the rest of the article »
Even after the first half ended 2-1, two early goals by 'El Fideo' helped La Albiceleste's return to a Copa América final after eight years.
With a wonderful performance by Angel Di María and Javier Pastore, Argentina cleared all the doubts surrounding their Copa América campaign, and made it through as expected to the tournament's final match. Even if Lionel Messi was not able to score a single goal, his antics on the pitch helped La Albiceleste destroy a Paraguayan side that put up a fight during the first 45 minutes, but... Read the rest of the article »
Both teams met in their Copa America debut and the game ended in a 2-2 tie. Neither squad has lost any of their last six games.
Argentina and Paraguay will meet again in this 2015 Copa America after they did so in their debut. This time, the stakes are much higher with a ticket to the final in play, something no team wants to miss out on.
La Albiceleste was widely criticized for letting a 2-0 lead vanish against Paraguay, which came from behind to tie the game. The team still hasn’t been able to play to their full... 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 »
Tom Hanks got a special invitation to be part of the roster of Jill Ellis for their game against Germany. The U.S. wants to make it to a second consecutive final
Germany is the last barrier between the United States Women's National team and a second consecutive World Cup final. The USWNT know they need all the support they can get to beat the number one team in the world and they have called up Tom Hanks to be the leader of the fan section.
It all started with a tweet sent out by the Hollywood star, widely known for his role as Forrest Gump in the movvie... Read the rest of the article »
Exactly one year ago, Moreno also had to undergo surgery after Mexico was knocked out of the World Cup. Oswaldo Alanis will take his place in the Gold Cup.
Hector Moreno will have to undergo surgery once again at a crucial time for his career and the future of El Tri. The 27-year-old defender had to leave the game between Mexico and Costa Rica at halftime after feeling some pain in his foot. This Monday it was confirmed that he would miss the game against Honduras and the Gold Cup.
Moreno has been dealing with the same type of problem for over... Read the rest of the article »
Plus, star striker Alex Morgan feels confident of her team's chances, but warns the two-time champions to be wary of Tuesday's semi-final opponent Germany.
Two-time World Cup champions will clash with heavyweights Germany in the semi-finals of the 2015 edition, being held in Canada.
Ranked 2nd and 1st in the world respectively, the two powerhouses of women’s football will meet for the third time in this competition’s history, with USWNT boasting a better track record, winning twice, though losing the last affair in 2003.
Alex... Read the rest of the article »
As the two top sides in women's football meet, how does Hope Solo and the USWNT compare against Nadine Angerer and Germany?
After weeks of thrills, spills, surprises, and heartbreak, the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup has finally arrived at a very exciting juncture. Out of the 24 teams - eight of them debutants - in this summer's tournament, only four remain, with the USA, Germany, England, and Japan all fighting it out for the chance to be crowned champion on July 5th.
Given the fact that just a quartet of teams are... Read the rest of the article »
United States has not received a goal in over 400 minutes. Germany's Celia Sasic is the tournament's leading scorer with six goals.
The final is in sight for both Germany and the United States of America in this Women’s World Cup. These are the two best teams in the world according to the FIFA Rankings.
The U.S. has been the favorite to win every match up until now. They have picked up four wins and one draw since the competition began. In the last game, they overcame not having Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday, two... Read the rest of the article »
England will face defending World champions Japan in the semi-final of the Women's World Cup on Wednesday, the 1st of July. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for USWNT vs Colombia below.
England continued their dream run with a 2-1 win over Canada in their last encounter and have now booked their place in the final of the competition. Jodie Taylor made full use of an error made by Canadian defender Lauren Sesselmann to open up the scoring in just the 11th minute. Bronze doubled the lead within three minutes to heap more pressure on the hosts.
Sinclair did pull one back... Read the rest of the article »
'Home advantage' takes a whole new meaning with hosts like Chile. Neutrals and Peru fans were obviously not happy with the performance of the referees in Monday night's Copa America semi-final match.
A couple of hours before kick-off, Chile’s national football team created for themselves a handful of new haters as their appeal against Jara’s ban was successfully heard. The three-game suspension he received for fingering the anus of Uruguay’s Cavani was reduced to two, leaving football fans stunned.
And that wasn’t all for the day. Five minutes had barely gone down... Read the rest of the article »
Gonzalo Jara has been suspended for the rest of the Copa America. Peru has more Copa America titles (2) than Chile (0).
Chile is one step away from reaching another final and hoping that they can win the Copa America for the first time. After having hosted the tournament six times, a seventh could be a charm for Jorge Sampaoli and his players. Right now, Peru is the team to beat and the one the Chilean manager wants his team to focus on.
Chile comes into this game undefated. Yes, they have suffered in almost... Read the rest of the article »
After the defender was banned by CONMEBOL, coach Sampaoli and goalkeeper Paulo Garcés spoke about the team's chances of making history.
Chile is getting closer to make a comeback to the Copa América finals for the first time in 24 years, but people seem to be more interested in talking about what happened with defender Gonzalo Jara and Edinson Cavani. During their pre-match conference, coach Jorge Sampaoli and Paulo Garcés stated the subject has to be kept out of the pitch, asking the media to forget about it and focus... Read the rest of the article »
Will the Chileans be able to win their first Copa América in front of their home crowd? Stats certainly support that idea.
Usually, when a host nation enters the final stages of any tournament, their fans and experts believe they can win it all. When it comes to Copa América games, a number of teams have been able to cover themselves with glory, but some others fail in their attempt to win it all.
Out of the 44 editions of the tournament, host nations have emerged victorious 20 times. Uruguay and Brazil are... Read the rest of the article »
With all four coaches born in Argentina, which one seems more fit to lead his team to the South American glory? Here is a profile of each manager.
No matter what team wins this Copa América edition, Argentina will have a winner. The South American tournament will hand its glory to one of the four Argentinean coaches still alive in the competition, each with different backgrounds, but all of them with the needed credentials to be considered among the best managers in CONMEBOL. Three of these coaches made their debut with their team after... Read the rest of the article »
USA and Germany will clash at the Stade Olympique in the Women's World Cup semi-final on Tuesday, the 30th of June. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for USWNT vs Germany below.
The two heavyweights will clash in what is expected to be a scintillating clash. USA earned a hard fought victory in their quarter-final clash through a solitary goal from captain Carli Lloyd who scored in the 51st minute to give her side the victory.
However what awaits the USWNT now is a clash against the number one side in the world and even though it seems like a daunting task to get the... Read the rest of the article »
Watch the final game of the U-21 category between the Portuguese and the Swedish squads. Check out the live streaming & TV info for this game below.
Portugal and Sweden will determine the winner of the Euro U-21 this Tuesday, when both sides clash for the second time in the tournament. Both teams made it to the final match after strolling past their semi-final games against Germany and Denmark, and this might come in handy for a match that promises to be a nail-biter for fans around the world.
Portugal's form during the tournament has left... Read the rest of the article »