CONMEBOL Fines Messi for Copa America Comments

CONMEBOL have handed Lionel Messi a $1500 fine for his inflammatory comments about the federation’s “corruption” during this summer’s Copa America. Additionally, the Argentina star will serve a one-game suspension for the red card he received against Chile in the competition’s third-place match. Messi went off on the South American federation earlier this month, but […]

Brazil Win 9th Copa America Title

Gabriel Jesus threatened to turn from hero to villain but his Brazil team-mates sealed a 3-1 win over Peru at the Maracana and a ninth Copa America title. Tite’s men beat their final opponents 5-0 during the group stage but were under pressure when Peru skipper Paolo Guerrero cancelled out Everton’s opener with a 44th-minute […]

Copa America 2019: Jesus Strikes as Hosts Down Argentina to Reach Final

Brazil moved into their first Copa America final since 2007 with a 2-0 win over Argentina in Belo Horizonte. Gabriel Jesus starred for Tite’s men, scoring the opener before setting up Roberto Firmino’s sealer in the semi-final at the Estadio Mineirao. Led by Lionel Messi, Argentina had their chances, hitting the woodwork twice through the […]

Alexis Sanchez score winner as Chile reach last eight in Copa America

Alexis Sanchez scored the winning goal to send Chile through to the Copa America quarter-finals with victory over Ecuador. Jose Fuenzalida had given the reigning champions the lead inside the opening 10 minutes but Enner Valencia equalised for Ecuador from the penalty spot. Manchester United forward Sanchez scored the winner after half-time, chipping in a […]

Copa America 2019; Messi’s penalty revives Argentina’s hopes.

Lionel Messi scored a second-half penalty but Argentina were left facing a Copa America group-stage exit after a 1-1 draw with Paraguay on Wednesday. Messi converted a 57th-minute spot-kick after Argentina had fallen behind to a Richard Sanchez goal in Belo Horizonte. Argentina goalkeeper Franco Armani was needed to keep his side level shortly after […]

Messi reacts to Argentina shock defeat against Colombia

Lionel Messi has reacted to the 2-0 defeat against Colombia in their Copa America opener in Brazil after the Albicelste failed to raise their game against Los Cafeteros in their opener. The Argentina captain said there is no time for Argentina to complain after the defeat, goals from Roger Martinez in the 72nd minute and […]

Coutinho’s brace helps Brazil win Copa America opener

Philippe Coutinho scored a second-half double and Everton added a cracking third as Brazil recovered from a sleepy start to beat Bolivia 3-0 in their Copa America opener on Friday. Both sides were poor in the first period but the game briefly came alive five minutes into the second half when Coutinho slotted home a […]

BREAKING NEWS: Neymar Ruled Out Of Copa America With Ankle Injury

The world’s most expensive player, 27, had earlie hobbled off the pitch in tears following a rough tackle. Neymar had a huge pack of ice around his right ankle as medical staff escorted him to the Mane Garrincha Stadium changing rooms. Anxious coach Tite replaced him with Gremio forward Everton Soares on 21 minutes. He […]

Copa America 2019: Neymar stripped of Brazil captaincy.

Neymar has been replaced as captain of the Brazil national team for next month’s Copa America by Paris Saint-Germain teammate Dani Alves, the country’s football federation (CBF) has said. The Copa America will be played from 14 June to 7 July, with hosts Brazil, who have not won the title since 2007, taking on Bolivia […]