Copa America: Lionel Messi "Bitter" As Colombia Stun Argentina
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Copa America: Lionel Messi "Bitter" As Colombia Stun Argentina

Goals from Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata in the final 20 minutes gave Colombia their first tournament victory over Argentina in 20 years

Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero In Argentina Preliminary Copa America Squad
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Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero In Argentina Preliminary Copa America Squad

Argentina will play in Group B alongside Colombia, Paraguay and guests Qatar, the 2022 World Cup hosts and current Asian champions.

Dries Mertens Overtakes Diego Maradona
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Dries Mertens Overtakes Diego Maradona's Napoli Record, Pledges To Stay

Dries Mertens headed in the equaliser after 85 minutes in Naples to surpass former Argentine ace Diego Maradona, who hit 81 league goals between 1984 and 1991.

Lionel Messi Picks Up Injury In Argentina
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Lionel Messi Picks Up Injury In Argentina's Shock Defeat To Venezuela

Lionel Messi picked up a groin injury in the shock 1-3 defeat to Venezuela as he made his first international appearance since the 2018 World Cup.

Lionel Messi Back For Argentina After Eight Month Absence
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Lionel Messi Back For Argentina After Eight Month Absence

Lionel Messi hasn't pulled on the national team jersey since Argentina were dumped out of the World Cup last June by eventual winners France.

Argentine Town Remembers Emiliano Sala As Modest Local Hero
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Argentine Town Remembers Emiliano Sala As Modest Local Hero

Emiliano Sala hometown in rural Argentina is remembering him as a modest local hero who shied away from the flashy wealth of many South American footballers who make it big in Europe.

Family Mourn Emiliano Sala After Body In Channel Wreckage Identified
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Family Mourn Emiliano Sala After Body In Channel Wreckage Identified

Emiliano Sala body was first spotted by British rescuers using a remotely operated underwater vehicle on Sunday close to where the plane vanished from radar on January 21.

Lionel Messi Makes Plea For Emiliano Sala Search To Resume
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Lionel Messi Makes Plea For Emiliano Sala Search To Resume

Lionel Messi's plea comes after Emiliano Sala's father and other players begged authorities to continue the search.

Brazil Given Kind Copa America 2019 Draw, Argentina Land Colombia
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Brazil Given Kind Copa America 2019 Draw, Argentina Land Colombia

Eight-time winners Brazil, the top seeds in Group A, were given a pool with minnows Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru.

48-Team Qatar World Cup Only Possible If Doha Agrees: Official
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48-Team Qatar World Cup Only Possible If Doha Agrees: Official

FIFA is carrying out the study into increasing the number of teams by 16 in 2022.

Diego Maradona Recovering At Home After Surgery
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Diego Maradona Recovering At Home After Surgery

The Argentina legend was discovered to have minor stomach bleeding during a medical last week.

Lionel Messi Wins Record 5th Golden Shoe Award
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Lionel Messi Wins Record 5th Golden Shoe Award

Lionel Messi scored 34 goals in 68 games for Barcelona last season.

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Afghanistan's 'Little Messi' Forced To Flee Ahead Of Taliban Offensive

Lionel Messi had gifted Murtaza with an autographed jersey.

Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Alia Bhatt Picks Her Favourite Footballer
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Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Alia Bhatt Picks Her Favourite Footballer

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have won the Ballon d'Or five-time each.

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Brazil's Miranda Silences Argentina With Last-Gasp Winner

With Neymar to the fore, Brazil exerted late pressure and could have scored in the few minutes before Miranda struck.

No Lionel Messi But Argentina
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No Lionel Messi But Argentina 'Have To' Beat Brazil, Says Sergio Romero

According to FIFA, this will be the 105th time the South American arch-rivals have faced each other in an official match.

Diego Maradona Says Lionel Messi Is Not A Leader For Argentina

Diego Maradona Says Lionel Messi Is Not A Leader For Argentina

Diego Maradona said that if he was Argentina coach he would "not call on Lionel Messi" before adding "never say never."

Diego Maradona To Coach Second-Division Side Dorados In Mexico
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Diego Maradona To Coach Second-Division Side Dorados In Mexico

Diego Maradona's career has included stints coaching the Argentine national team and a series of clubs around the world.

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