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EXPLAINER: Argentina soccer chaos over Brazil quarantine row

Sep. 06, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

They were pitch intruders with a good reason, they claimed, to be confronting players only seven minutes into Brazil's World Cup qualifier with Argentina. As Argentina great Lionel Messi and Brazil star Neymar watched on, the qualifier was halted on Sunday and chaos...

Police investigating 4 Argentines over WCup qualifier chaos

Sep. 06, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Four Argentina footballers are being investigated by Brazil federal police for allegedly providing false information upon arrival in Sao Paulo for a World Cup qualifying match. The Brazil-Argentina qualifier on Sunday was interrupted after seven minutes...

Brazil-Argentina qualifier suspended in coronavirus dispute

Sep. 05, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended amid chaotic scenes after local health officials walked onto the pitch on Sunday in a bid to remove three players who didn’t comply with coronavirus restrictions. The match featuring...

Italy sets unbeaten record; Germany, Spain top WCup groups

Sep. 05, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Italy set an international record of 36 games unbeaten on Sunday as Germany and Spain returned to the top of their World Cup qualifying groups. Though European champions Italy were held 0-0 at Switzerland, Germany and Spain were joined by England and...

Argentine fans return to stadiums after 20-month absence

Sep. 02, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — There’s a game going on at the Diego Maradona Stadium and two fans outside are desperate to see their team, Argentinos Juniors. Victoriano Villamil and Agustín Beldo, wearing jerseys of the national team and the club side, race around...

Lionel Messi eyes Champions League trophy with PSG

Aug. 11, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi said he's “in the right place” to win another Champions League trophy and cited a reunion with Neymar as a key factor in his decision to sign with Paris Saint-Germain. The 34-year-old Argentina star spoke at his introductory news conference...

Where's Neymar? Olympic selections with clubs, not countries

Aug. 01, 2021 07:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Some of the unusual aspects around Olympic men's soccer are clearer when you consider Neymar's absence. That selection decision didn't depend on Brazil, but on Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain and its Argentine coach. Neymar could be...

Australia shocks Argentina 2-0 in men's Olympic soccer

Jul. 22, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Two-time Olympic men's soccer champion Argentina was stunned 2-0 by Australia in their opening game at the Tokyo Games on Thursday. In its first Olympic game since 2008, Australia took the lead through Lachlan Wales' tap-in the 14th minute at the...

From Copa America to Olympics, Richarlison nets 3 for Brazil

Jul. 22, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

YOKOMAHA, Japan (AP) — The jig of joy seven minutes into his Olympic debut showed just why Richarlison was so determined to be allowed by Everton to come to Japan. Even if it meant doing double duty with Brazil and extending the season even further and delaying his...

Messi's Argentina beats Brazil 1-0, wins Copa America title

Jul. 11, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two long droughts ended on Saturday at the Copa America final: Argentina won its first major title since 1993 after a 1-0 win against Brazil. And Lionel Messi finally lifted his first major trophy for the national team, filling in one of the biggest gaps in his...