Chile’s Mauricio Isla (left) and Argentina’s Sergio Aguero vie for the ball during their Copa America third-place match on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Lionel Messi still “loves” the Argentine national team despite more than a decade of disappointments, international team-mate Sergio Aguero said on Thursday as the pair prepare for the Copa America in neighboring Brazil.
Argentina defender Nicolas Tagliafico has praised captain Lionel Messi for his desire to win a trophy for his country as they begin their quest to end a 26-year wait for silverware with their Copa America opener against Colombia on Saturday.
Argentina set up a mouth-watering Copa America semi-final against hosts Brazil as goals from Lautaro Martinez and Giovani Lo Celso secured a 2-0 quarter-final victory over Venezuela on Friday.
A brimming Kings XI Punjab will hope captain KL Rahul repeats his performance of the previous match when they take on Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their third Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Sharjah on Sunday.
Shubham Gill smacked an unbeaten 62-ball 70 and shared a 92-run partnership with Eoin Morgan (42 n.o.) to steer Kolkata Knight Riders to a seven-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their IPL match in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Novak Djokovic will renew his love-hate relationship with Roland Garros in the knowledge that it is himself rather than seemingly unsettled 12-time champion Rafael Nadal who could pose the greatest threat to winning a second Paris title and 18th Grand Slam crown.
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has said he has no concerns about Lionel Messi ahead of their first La Liga game of the season on Sunday, after the Argentinian took another swipe at the club over the departure of Luis Suarez.