Star forward Neymar set up Lucas Paqueta to score the only goal as hosts Brazil beat Peru 1-0 on Monday to qualify for the Copa America final. The semi-final was a repeat of the last final, two years ago, when a Brazil team shorn of
After four losses in finals, early exits in major tournaments and even a decision to retire from the national team as the superstar celebrated a much-awaited title in the Maracana Stadium.
Messi, who was named the best player in the tournament, also saluted Maradona, who died at the age of 60, last November, noting that, "Diego was definitely supporting us wherever he was."
Defending champion Brazil and Chile will have their star players back in action when they meet in the Copa America quarter-finals on Friday. Neymar will return for Brazil and Alexis Sanchez has recovered from a calf muscle injury ahead of the encounter
Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was the hero as Messi’s Argentina defeated Colombia on penalties on Tuesday to set up a dream Copa America final against Neymar’s Brazil. Argentina stopper Martinez saved three penalties in the shoot-out
Former Barcelona team-mates Lionel Messi and Neymar will line up opposite each other in Saturday’s Copa America final looking to end a hoodoo that has also affected some of their countries’ greatest players. Like Brazil’s Pele and Diego Maradona
Brazil continued their winning romp through the Copa America on Wednesday, eking out a controversial 2-1 victory against Colombia after struggling most of the match to answer a magnificent bicycle-kick goal by Luis Diaz.
An own goal in the first half and a late second from Edinson Cavani gave Uruguay a 2-0 win over Bolivia on Thursday and guaranteed their place in the last eight of the Copa America. Uruguay have won this tournament more than any other country but they have laboured
Lionel Messi celebrated his record 148th international cap with two goals as Argentina trounced Bolivia 4-1 to clinch top spot in Copa America Group A on Monday. Messi — who had equalled Javier Mascherano’s Argentinian caps record
Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona ended on Wednesday with no news from the player or the club about his future. The expectation is that the 34-year-old Messi, who is playing with Argentina at the Copa America, will stay at the Catalan club.