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Argentina contemplates its future after another elimination

Argentina remains optimistic about its future despite another year without a title. There is some hope going forward after the team’s 2-0 loss to Brazil in the semifinals of the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:04 p.m.

Copa America: Lionel Messi fails again with Argentina

Another elimination for Argentina and another missed opportunity for Lionel Messi to succeed with the national team. Messi’s streak without a title with Argentina has been extended after a 2-0 …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 9:19 p.m.

Brazil beats Argentina and advances to Copa America final

Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 and will play Sunday’s Copa America final at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The hosts will seek their 10th South American title while superstar …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 3:25 p.m.

Argentina overcomes late 3-goal deficit, knocks out Scotland

Florencia Bonsegundo converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time on her second attempt, and Argentina overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 30 minutes for …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Jodie Taylor puts England in World Cup last 16 with game to spare

Jodie Taylor scored her first international goal in 14 months to send England into the second round of the Women’s World Cup in a 1-0 victory over Argentina. The Argentines …


FIFA rebukes Diego Maradona for criticizing World Cup referee

FIFA’s patience with Diego Maradona’s World Cup antics has finally run out. Soccer’s world body said it “strongly rebukes” comments by the Argentina great criticizing American referee Mark Geiger’s handling …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Kylian Mbappe, not Lionel Messi, stars as France ousts Argentina 4-3 from World Cup

Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in a five-minute span to lead France over Argentina 4-3 and into the World Cup quarterfinals. The loss could be the end of Lionel …


Lionel Messi vs. France with Maradona watching; Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Uruguay

No matter what Lionel Messi does at the World Cup, Diego Maradona will be watching. Messi was already facing outsize pressure in what could be his last World Cup, and …


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Lionel Messi, Argentina get going, beat Nigeria 2-1 at World Cup

Lionel Messi finally scored a goal at this year’s World Cup and Argentina staved off elimination with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria. The exquisite strike from the Argentina great sparked …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Lionel Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

Lionel Messi’s frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina’s worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. The 2014 runners-up were …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 10:12 a.m.

Lionel Messi misses penalty, Iceland holds Argentina to 1-1 draw

Lionel Messi had a penalty kick saved and Iceland held on for a 1-1 draw against Argentina at the World Cup. Messi failed to give his team the lead when …


Argentina shocked by abuse of minors at top football clubs

The growing scandal at two of Argentina’s most popular and successful clubs has shocked many in this soccer-mad nation and prompted the Argentine Football Federation to order a monitoring of …


Croatia leads Argentina 2-1 in Davis Cup after doubles

Croatia needs one more point to win its second Davis Cup title after winning the doubles against Argentina in straight sets on Saturday. Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig defeated Juan …


Healed Juan Martin del Potro hopes to lead Argentina to Davis Cup win

Leaving behind two injury-hit years, Juan Martin del Potro is looking to cap his successful comeback by leading Argentina to its first Davis Cup title.


Argentines rally to urge Messi to return to national team

Hundreds of fans of Lionel Messi gathered in the rain in Argentina’s capital on Saturday to ask that the soccer star return to the national team following his shock retirement …


Messi, Argentina face Chile in Copa America final rematch

Another year, another final for Lionel Messi and Argentina.


Lionel Messi leads Argentina over U.S., into Copa America final

Lionel Messi was too much for the United States to contain. The five-time world player of the year set up Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opening goal in the third minute, then scored …


U.S.: Facing Argentina, Messi in Copa semis not overwhelming

American players maintained over and over that playing Argentina and Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal on Tuesday night was a big deal, yet not mind-boggling.


Lionel Messi will play against Panama

Lionel Messi is ready to play again. At a key moment, too.


Copa America: Argentina, Chile trying to end title drought

Not just the Copa America will end when Argentina and Chile meet in the final today. So will decades of disappointment for the champion at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, …


Tennis for the blind takes off in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Accompanied by two women, 9-year-old Felipe Angiono enters cautiously and asks: “Is this where the blind play tennis?” Upon hearing a “yes,” Felipe responds: “OK, I …


Germany and Argentina face off for World Cup title

RIO DE JANEIRO – The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team. Lionel …


Alejandro Sabella: ‘Perfect game’ required against Germany

RIO DE JANEIRO – Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is looking for perfection against Germany in today’s World Cup final. Describing the Germans as “very powerful” physically, mentally and tactically, Sabella …


Argentines united in World Cup run

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring …


World Cup run unites Argentines

Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring inflation and the scandal-plagued …


John Leicester: Messi missing signature World Cup moment

SAO PAULO – The World Cup can only hope that Lionel Messi is leaving his best for last. In the most important World Cup match to date in his epoch-shaping …


UPDATED: Wed., July 9, 2014, 5:40 p.m.

Argentina reaches FIFA World Cup final after penalties

The World Cup’s second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the …


World Cup notes: Argentina’s Alejandro Sabella says Lionel Messi is the ’best of them all’

SAO PAULO – Normally a reserved man who avoids hype, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella isn’t shy about declaring Lionel Messi to be the best player in the world. Comparing the …


UPDATED: Sat., July 5, 2014, 1:49 p.m.

Gonzalo Higuain sends Argentina to FIFA World Cup semis, Belgium home

For once Lionel Messi didn’t carry Argentina on his shoulders.


World Cup Round-up: Mexico advances to knockout stage

One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico’s fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as “the boss” …