Argentina’s Lionel Messi and his team-mates attend a training session in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
Following claims by Lionel Messi that the Copa America had been ‘fixed’ so the hosts would win, Tite — coach of champions Brazil — told the Argentina captain to show some respect.
Argentina’s 2-1 victory over Chile in the third-place match of the Copa America was overshadowed Lionel Messi’s send-off on Staurday. In a hot-contested match, five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi and Chile captain Gary Medel
A brace from Philippe Coutinho handed hosts Brazil a winning start to the Copa America on Friday in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia as the absence of superstar Neymar was quickly forgotten.
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.
The attacking midfielder is spending his vacation in the country after English team’s loss to Italy in the Euro Cup finals.
The UAE football club Al Ain bolstered their squad with the signing of Tunsia international Yassine Meriah on Wednesday. The Tunisian joined the UAE football powerhouse on a two-year deal, it was announced by the club on their Twitter.
Spinner Wanidu Hasaranga returned career-best T20 figures of 4-9 with his leg-spin after the tourists elected to bat first in a series level at 1-1 in Colombo.