Copa América

It’s Going To Be Really Hard To Pick One Winner From These 11 Puskás Award Nominees

FIFA announced the 2021 Puskás Award nominees on Monday and once again it’s a list of all-time bangers. The 11 goals include scorpion kicks, rabonas, bicycle kicks, audacious chips and goals from midfield — and Tottenham Hotspur could repeat as winner.

The Puskás Award is voted upon by two groups with equal electoral weight: an international panel of “FIFA Legends” and fans, who can vote here through Dec. 17

UEFA And CONMEBOL Announce Date For Super Final Between Italy And Argentina

European Championship winners Italy will face Copa America winners Argentina in June 2022, the soccer governing bodies of Europe and South America said on Tuesday.

"The agreement reached by the two organisations currently covers three editions of this match between the respective continental winners," UEFA said in a statement.

No venue or competition title name was given for the match but a source told Reuters the game has been given the working title of the 'Finalissima'.

100-Year-Old Argentine Abuelo Keeps Handwritten Notes On Every Messi Goal, All 700+ Of Them

BUENOS AIRES — Hernán Mastrángelo, a 100-year-old grandfather in Argentina, has gone viral after it emerged that for years he had been taking handwritten notes of almost every goal scored by local hero and Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Mastrángelo, a chocolate maker by profession, made it his hobby to keep track of each of Messi's goals, an achievement his grandson Julián has announced on social media, catching people's imagination including the striker himself.

Messi +10: CONMEBOL Da A Conocer El Once Ideal De La Copa América

La Copa América 2021 ha llegado a su fin después de tres semanas de partidos memorables y actuaciones impresionantes, que concluyeron con una gran final épica en el estadio de Maracaná entre dos de los equipos más poderosos del continente, Argentina y Brasil. La espera ha merecido la pena, ya que los aficionados de todo el mundo han podido seguir de cerca a algunos de los jugadores más interesantes del planeta.

Messi’s First Copa América Trophy Was Celebrated On Every Continent, Yes, Even Antarctica

Lionel Messi’s first major international trophy for Argentina was a feel-good moment for the world. I don’t think soccer fans can take anymore Messi tears after losing in a final. The Argentina Copa América celebrations spanned across the globe and are worth watching — so long as you’re not Brazilian.

Argentina Copa América Celebrations

Pitbull may claim to be Mr. Worldwide, however, I don’t think he has the facilities to make the world go this crazy over him.

¡Aaaaw! El Campeón Messi Se Reencuentra Con Antonela, El Amor De Su Vida, 40 Días Después

Argentina está de regreso a casa, con el trofeo de la Copa América en el equipaje. Después de más de 40 días de concentración, lo primero que hicieron los jugadores de la Albiceleste fue reencontrarse con sus familias. La reunión más mediática, obviamente, se produjo en Rosario, donde Antonela Roccuzzo saltó para abrazar y besar al héroe de esta gesta, su esposo, Lionel Messi.

Messi And Argentina Return To Buenos Aires For Maradona’s Kind Of Party

When the final whistle blew at the Maracanã on Saturday night, Argentina was confirmed as 2021 Copa América champion, bringing an end to the country’s 28-year wait for international glory, while Lionel Messi fell to his knees in triumphant elation. 

Messi Played Through Injury In Copa América Final, Reveals Argentina Manager

RIO DE JANEIRO - Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni paid tribute to Lionel Messi on Saturday, praising his team captain and revealing he played in the Copa América win over Brazil with an injury.

"If you knew the way that he played in the Copa América you’d love him even more,” Scaloni told reporters after Argentina’s 1-0 win at the Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro. “You can never do without a player like him, even when he is not fully fit like in this game and the previous one.”

At Long Last, Messi Has His Argentina Moment — Can We Declare Him The GOAT Now?

Lionel Messi is finally a champion with Argentina. In his fifth major final in his 10th major tournament, Messi led La Albiceleste to a major international trophy, beating Brazil 1-0 in the 2021 Copa América final on Saturday night at the Maracanã. 

Maybe that will shut the naysayers up after years of hearing “yeah, but” when discussing Messi as the greatest player of all time.

And you could see what it meant to him, his teammates and his country.