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Neymar-inspired Brazil crush Argentina 3-0 in 2018 World Cup qualifier

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 10: Philippe Coutinho #11, Neymar #10 and Gabriel Jesus #9 of Brazil celebrates a scored goal against Argentina during a match between Brazil and Argentina as part 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier at Mineirao stadium on November 10, 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

Brazil roared to an impressive CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying 3-0 defeat of Argentina in their first game back at the Mineirao Stadium since falling 7-1 to Germany in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup. Given their recent history in the stadium, the hosts started tentatively against their main South American rival as Fernandinho was shown an early yellow card ...

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Rio Olympic Games: Argentina pay penalty as Honduras progress

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Honduras repeated their feat of four years ago by making it to the quarter-finals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament after a 1-1 draw with Argentina in a match defined by spot-kicks. Bryan Acosta and Angel Correa missed penalties either side of half-time for Honduras and Argentina respectively, only for Antony Lozano to make it third time lucky. Mauricio Martinez’s ...

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Lionel Messi retires from international football


Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi retired from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Chile won the Copa America final. “For me the national team is over. I’ve done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion,” Messi said. The 29-year-old was making his 112th appearance for Argentina since making his debut in 2005. After ...

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Argentina beats U.S. in Copa semifinals on record night for Messi

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Lionel Messi was too much for the United States to contain, as Argentina beat Jurgen Klinsmann’s team 4-0 to reach the Copa America final. The five-time world player of the year set up Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opening goal in the third minute, then scored on a free kick to break Argentina’s career scoring record and assisted on the final goal Tuesday ...

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Lionel Messi scores a hat trick off the bench in 5-0 win vs. Panama

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a hat trick as a substitute in a 5-0 win vs. Panama. AP Images

Lionel Messi scored three goals in a dazzling second-half display in his return from a back injury, and Argentina beat Panama 5-0 on Friday night to clinch a spot in the knockout round of the Copa America Centenario. Messi replaced Augusto Fernandez in the 61st minute, drawing a big ovation from a sea of No. 10 Argentina jersey wearing fans ...

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Copa America 2016: Argentina beat Chile; Panama get maiden win

Two second half goals handed Argentina the victory over Chile.

Goals from Angel Di Maria and Ever Banega powered Argentina past Chile 2-1 in their Group D opener in Santa Clara, California on Monday. Sans Lionel Messi, Argentina piled pressure on the defending champions and eventually took the lead in the 50th minute through the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder. Argentina then went two goals up thanks to Banega nine minutes later, ...

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Messi nets his 50th international goal as Argentina beat Bolivia


Lionel Messi scored his 50th international goal to help Argentina beat Bolivia 2-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. The win put Argentina third in the South American group with 11 points from six matches, two points behind joint-leaders Ecuador and Uruguay. Defender Gabriel Mercado, who scored the winner in Thursday’s 2-1 away victory over Chile, opened the ...

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