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Lionel Messi boycotts medal ceremony; slams referees, corruption after Copa America red card

After another frustrating Copa America ending, Lionel Messi boycotted the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing and "corruption," claiming Argentina had not been treated fairly.

Copa America: Lionel Messi sent off as Argentina take third place

Messi was sent off after getting involved in an altercation in a tense third-place game between the rivals from the last two finals of the South American competition.

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Argentina's Copa America campaign shows there's no easy fix for their woes

The Albicelestes failed to make it to a third consecutive Copa América final on Wednesday after a 2-0 defeat to Brazil at Belo Horizonte, which fleshed out the many existing frailties of the Lionel Messi-led Argentina.

Argentina angry as Video Assistance Referee stays out of spotlight

The video assistant referee (VAR) system has been used heavily at the tournament, to such an extent that organizers CONMEBOL had to defend its use with fans complaining about lengthy stoppages.

Copa America 2019: Brazil still wary of Lionel Messi, says Thiago Silva

Lionel Messi has not been at his best at the Copa America but Brazil defender Thiago Silva says his side will not take their eyes off the Argentina captain for a minute in their semi-final on Tuesday.

Copa America: Lionel Messi says it would be 'crazy' to see Argentina out of the tournament

Argentina must beat guest Qatar on Sunday to have any realistic chance of avoiding its worst Copa America performance since 1983, the last time it was eliminated in the group stage of the South American competition.

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I’m Liverpool, who beat you: Lionel Messi's son Mateo

Lionel Messi revealed in an interview with Argentine TV that his middle son, Mateo, teases his father after the Liverpool defeat in the UEFA Champions League.

We are still recovering from what happened in Liverpool, says Lionel Messi

Barcelona must apologise for its "lamentable" Champions League semifinal exit at the hands of Liverpool earlier this month, according to Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria in Argentina's Copa America squad

Argentina included Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, and Angel Di Maria in its Copa America squad, while Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi was left out

Anatomy of Lionel Messi's 35-yard free-kick against Liverpool

The 76th-minute strike, a perfect blend of geometric precision and scientific artistry, against Liverpool was textbook Messi.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Day 3: Lionel Messi and Argentina hit Icelandic wall

Lionel Messi's Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland.

Hitched: Sports stars who tied the knot in 2017

Many sports stars including Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, football captain Sunil Chhetri, football legend Lionel Messi and tennis star Serena Williams got married in 2017.

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From Rohit Sharma’s 35-ball ton to Barcelona’s mauling of Real Madrid: A look at the events of the week

While Rohit Sharma scored the joint-fastest century in T20I, Lionel Messi became the leading goal scorer in El Clasico history

Lionel Messi surpasses Gerd Muller; Barcelona throw water on Real Madrid's title challenge with 3-0 win

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on target as Barcelona thrash Real Madrid 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid, Clasico: Cristiano Ronaldo scores beauty before seeing red

Cristiano Ronaldo made a big impact in his truncated appearance at Camp Nou on Sunday, scoring a goal before being sent off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.

Lionel Messi gets married in hometown: Inside pics, who's who attended

Football star Lionel Messi said 'I do' to childhood girlfriend Antonella Roccuzzo in his Argentine hometown Rosario, where footballers and celebrities gathered for the wedding of the century.

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Leo Messi, the fifth: Return of the king

Lionel Messi won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the fifth time in Zurich.

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From plastic bag to the real thing: Messi delights Afghan boy with signed jersey

An Afghan boy who became an Internet sensation by wearing a plastic bag fashioned as a Lionel Messi shirt now has the real thing. The Argentinian football star donated the jersey and also signed it for the five-year-old. The Barcelona player is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, the UN children’s agency.

'No excuse' for Arsenal after Barcelona defeat

Barcelona has one foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium with a second half brace from Lionel Messi. Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger says there was “no excuse” as he assesses his team’s performance.

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