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Jul. 15, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

The Euro 2024 and Copa America tournaments concluded on Sunday with some exciting championship games. Spain beat England 2-1 to win the Euro 2024 championship. Mikel Oyarzabal’s goal in the 86th minute proved to be the game-winner. It was Spain’s fourth European Championship,...

Argentina fans revel in their Copa America triumph, a brief respite from their country's crises

Jul. 15, 2024 06:28 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines taking to the streets to revel in their Copa América triumph late Sunday inhabit a very different place now than they did 19 months ago, when their World Cup win sent millions surging into the same Buenos Aires square in a howl of collective celebration....

Lionel Messi exits Copa America final with apparent leg injury, ankle swollen

Jul. 15, 2024 02:42 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Lionel Messi's night ended early during the Copa America final when he emotionally exited the field in the 64th minute with an apparent leg injury on Sunday night, and cameras showed him later on the bench with a badly swollen right ankle. The 37-year-old...

Argentina wins record 16th Copa America title, beats Colombia 1-0 after Messi gets hurt

Jul. 15, 2024 02:28 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Lionel Messi pumped his arms. The trophy bounced up and down in his grasp. Tears of frustration from an hour or so earlier had turned to laughs and hugs for the two-time Copa America champion and World Cup winner. Messi was forced to watch much of the...

Lionel Messi looks to lead Argentina to record 16th Copa America title in duel with Colombia

Jul. 13, 2024 19:08 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Lionel Messi is one win from leading Argentina to a record 16th Copa America title. Colombia will do everything in its power to make sure that doesn't happen in a matchup that pits the juggernaut against the surging force in the final. It’ll happen...

Spain phenom Lamine Yamal has electrified Euro 2024. In hometown, family and friends not surprised

Jul. 13, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

MATARO, Spain (AP) — In the working-class neighborhood where Spain’s teenage phenom Lamine Yamal grew up, there are two soccer fields divided by a chain-link fence. Next to the green carpet of the local soccer club, local lore has it that Yamal played with his friends on a small...

Copa America final adds to long list of major events at Dolphins' Hard Rock Stadium

Jul. 13, 2024 10:41 AM EDT

This weekend, Lionel Messi will play before a sellout crowd at Hard Rock Stadium. A few months ago, Max Verstappen, Coco Gauff and Carlos Alcaraz competed there. In a few months, Taylor Swift arrives for a series of shows. Say this for the home of the Miami Dolphins: There's a lot...

Sports fans rejoice: Wimbledon, Euro 2024 and Copa America finals make for a Super Sunday

Jul. 12, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Sports fans: How about this for a Super Sunday? Start with the men's singles final at Wimbledon, then take in the soccer European Championship title match between Spain and England, before finishing the day with the Copa America soccer showpiece: Argentina against...

Lionel Messi hopes leg injury sustained during Argentina's Copa America win over Chile not serious

Jun. 26, 2024 08:40 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Lionel Messi hopes a leg injury sustained during Argentina's 1-0 Copa America win over Chile is “nothing serious”. Playing a day after his 37th birthday, the Argentina superstar received treatment on the thigh area of his right leg for nearly two...

Argentina advances to Copa America quarterfinals, beats Chile 1-0 on Martínez 88th-minute goal

Jun. 26, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After nearly 90 minutes of total domination, Lionel Messi and defending champion Argentina advanced to the Copa America quarterfinals after the ball ricocheted in front of the net during a frantic scramble that led to the breakthrough. Lautaro Martínez...