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Lionel Messi, a young ball boy, and the saddest selfie you’ll ever see!

After losing the Copa America final to Chile, one young Messi fan seized the opportunity to snap a selfie with the Argentine. The result was depressing.
After Argentina’s 2015 Copa America final loss to Chile on Saturday, star striker Lionel Messi was in no mood to take selfies with fans or put on a smile after the disappointing defeat.

However, when a young ball boy ran towards the Barcelona ace, the 28-year-old had no heart to turn away the young admirer, and ended up yielding and taking a selfie.

The result was a very depressing...

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TROLLED: Messi and Higuain are held up as the villains after Argentina's loss

Higuain's missed chance and penalty infuriated fans, while Lionel Messi's lack of involvement was heavily criticized by fans around the world.
Once again, fans blamed Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuaín for Argentina's loss against Chile, with "La Pulga" disappearing for most of the game, and Higuaín missing a crucial chance before regulation ended. To make matters worse, Higuain's missed penalty was enough excuse to point fingers at him once the final whistle was blown.

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2015 Copa America: 7 Top numbers & facts from Argentina's road to the Final

Check out the most significant moments of Messi and Co.’s journey to the final, ahead of their clash with Chile.
After five long, grueling games, Argentina are ready to head into the 2015 Copa America final, where they will meet host nation Chile at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, on Saturday.

La Albiceleste, who last won this competition 12 years ago in 1993, overcame Colombia and Paraguay, whom they thrashed 6-1 in the penultimate round, to set up a mouthwatering encounter...

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What is Lionel Messi's overall record in finals for Argentina at all levels?

Another opportunity to win his first trophy for La Albiceleste presents itself to La Pulga, but will he succeed this time around?
Lionel Messi is excited, and all geared up, as expressed via his official Facebook account, for the 2015 Copa America final in Chile between Argentina and the home nation.

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Chile vs Argentina: How does La Albiceleste fare vs Host Nations in Copa America Finals?

Argentina looks at this title as a redemption for losing the World Cup final last summer. They have won 14 Copa America titles and could tie Uruguay's 15 titles.
Argentina is looking for its 15th Copa America title and it will do so aganst a nation that is hosting the tournament, Chile. La Albiceleste is currently ranked third in the world and aims to validate its ranking as the best team in South America. Ever since their second place in the World Cup, Argentina has been unstoppable.

The team managed by Gerardo Martino is the one that has hosted the...

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2015 Copa America Final: How Bravo's defense must stop Barcelona mate Messi & co

How can Claudio Bravo deny Lionel Messi of achieving another title after such a wonderful year both shared with Barcelona? Here are a few keys the Chilean could use to stop him.
Even if the Argentinean superstar has only been able to score one goal in this Copa América edition, his performance has improved as games have gone by. After the semi-final match against Paraguay, it became pretty clear that although stats don't support "La Pulga" in this tournament, his contribution to the team can be rather good by creating spaces for his team-mates, as well as...

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Live stream info: Chile vs Argentina Copa America Final on July 4, 2015

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...

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COPA AMERICA: Messi's happiness does not depend on the goals he scores

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...

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COPA AMÉRICA Semi-Finals: Martino boasts about Argentina's chances

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...

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ARG vs PAR Preview: why stats favor Messi & Co. to reach the final

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...

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ARG vs PAR: Messi, Mascherano & Agüero one yellow card away from missing the final

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.


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TRUTH BE TOLD: Martino and Messi believed Colombia would eliminate them

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...

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Argentina vs Colombia live stream info and TV listings - 2015 Copa America

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...

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REVEALED: Details about Lionel Messi's friendly matches funded by drug cartel

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...

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ARG vs COL: Pekerman faces former pupils Messi, Tevez, Di María & Co.

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...

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TRANSFER RUMORS: Di Maria's agent holding talks with Barcelona

Wednesday, Jun 24 2015

Tags: La Liga, FC Barcelona, Angel Di María, Luis Enrique, Lionel Messi,

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...

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Messi throughout the years – The Argentine magician turns 28

Wednesday, Jun 24 2015

Tags: Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Argentina, La Liga

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...

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Barcelona Presidential candidate Joan Laporta boasts about 'telepathic' relationship with Messi

Tuesday, Jun 23 2015

Tags: La Liga, FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Joan Laporta

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...

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Argentina vs Colombia much more than Messi vs Rodriguez, says James

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...

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SELFIE TIME: Jamaican Deshorn Brown asks Messi for a 'selfie' after his team's loss

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...

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