Neymar set to mark 100th game with Brazil
SAO PAULO (AP) — Ahead of his 100th game with Brazil, Neymar is adamant that he still deserves special treatment in the national team despite never having won a major title in his nine years...
Aguero and Di Maria out of Argentina squad for friendlies
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Forwards Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria were left out of Argentina's squad announced Friday for friendlies against Germany and Ecuador in October.
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Veteran Dani Alves eyes 2022 World Cup in return to Brazil
SAO PAULO (AP) — More than 40,000 Brazilian fans showed up Tuesday night to see Dani Alves join his boyhood club Sao Paulo FC.
The former Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain defender...
Veteran Dani Alves signs deal with Brazil’s Sao Paulo
SAO PAULO (AP) — Veteran Brazilian right back Dani Alves signed a free transfer deal to play for his boyhood team Sao Paulo FC.
The club announced the move Thursday in a video with the...
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Lionel Messi was suspended from Argentina's first qualifying march for the 2022 World Cup and fined $1,500 by South American soccer's governing body.
SÃO PAULO (AP) — After another frustrating Copa América ending, Lionel Messi boycotted the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing and "corruption," claiming Argentina had not been treated...
US men also seek soccer title, face Mexico for Gold Cup
CHICAGO (AP) — Remember the U.S. men's soccer team?
It's also playing for a trophy on Sunday, taking on Mexico at Soldier Field in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of...
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has heard his first loud jeers on the job while appearing on the field at a soccer match.
Messi admits not playing well for Argentina at Copa America
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Only one goal from the penalty spot against Paraguay and a reasonable performance against Qatar: Those were Lionel Messi's best moments playing for Argentina in Copa America...
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Copa America quarterfinal between Colombia and Chile has been delayed after the Chilean squad couldn't arrive in time because of heavy traffic in Sao Paulo.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The final of the 2020 Copa America will be in Colombia.
Colombian President Ivan Duque and the Colombian Football Association made the announcement.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — South America's soccer body has fined Brazil $15,000 because of homophobic chants during Copa America's opening match in Sao Paulo.
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Richarlison has been ruled out of Brazil's Copa America quarterfinal match against Paraguay because of mumps.
The Brazilian soccer confederation says the rest of...
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira says he will be able to play on Saturday when his team faces Peru in the Copa America quarterfinals.
Brazil looks to avoid another Copa America upset
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Brazil does not have fond memories of Paraguay in the Copa America.
The last two times Brazil met its southern neighbor in the continental competition, the...
Argentina hints at more changes for Copa America quarters
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has made team changes for every Copa America game so far.
In fact, he has not used the same starting lineup in any of his 13 matches...
Copa America happy with video reviews despite some criticism
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of refereeing at South America's soccer body Conmebol says he's pleased about the lack of major disputes at the Copa America involving video assisted reviews,...
Ever-changing Argentina seeks stability at Copa America
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Argentina has experienced a troubled Copa America campaign so far but it might have found at least one stable solution for its ever-changing team.
Ospina returns for Copa America quarterfinals
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina has returned from his home country for the Copa America quarterfinal match against Chile on Friday.
Copa America organizers happy despite empty seats
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Copa America organizers said Tuesday they believe the tournament in Brazil is running smoothly despite a large number of empty seats and criticism from players about the...
Brazil, Uruguay strong in Copa America, Argentina stutters
SÃO PAULO (AP) — The group stage of the Copa America ended with Brazil and Uruguay still the favorites and Argentina still unable to meet expectations.
Uruguay beats Chile, faces Peru in Copa America quarterfinal
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Edinson Cavani got some Copa America revenge against Chile on Monday, scoring Uruguay's only goal in the win against the defending champions.
Copa America: Ecuador and Japan eliminated after draw
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — After Ecuador and Japan couldn't find their way to victory, Paraguay was the team celebrating.
Ecuador and Japan were eliminated from the Copa America after a...
Peru without injured Farfan for rest of Copa America
SAO PAULO (AP) — Peru striker Jefferson Farfan has been ruled out of the rest of the Copa America tournament with a left-knee injury.
The Peruvian soccer federation announced the news in a...
Argentina survives elimination but still disappoints in Copa
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Lionel Messi's Argentina escaped an embarrassing group-stage elimination in the Copa America, just like it did in the World Cup a year ago.
Messi takes a shot at ‘very bad’ Copa America fields
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Coaches and players including Lionel Messi are unhappy with the condition of soccer fields at four of the six Brazilian stadiums hosting Copa America games.
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Colombia beat Paraguay 1-0 Sunday with a second-string team to stay perfect at the Copa America with three wins and without conceding any goals. The win also helped...
Argentina beats Qatar to escape elimination at Copa America
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Lionel Messi avoided another disappointment with the national team as Argentina escaped elimination in the group stage of the Copa America.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The lively rivalry between Chile and Uruguay will have a new chapter on Monday as the two teams fight for top spot in Copa America's Group C.
Copa America guests Japan, Qatar still in contention
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Copa America guest teams Japan and Qatar are still in contention as the last round of group stage matches begins, and some of their South American opponents aren't too...
Everton giving Brazilian fans reason to cheer again in Copa
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil may have finally found someone to fill the shoes of Neymar in the Copa America.
With the injured star watching from afar and fans growing increasingly annoyed with...
Venezuela beats Bolivia 3-1 and advances in Copa America
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — A brace by Darwin Machis and a goal by Josef Martinez helped Venezuela beat Bolivia 3-1 and advance to the Copa America quarterfinals on Saturday.
Brazil routs Peru 5-0 to reach Copa America quarterfinals
SÃO PAULO (AP) — The Copa America has finally started for host Brazil.
After two lackluster performances that drew jeers from the home fans and added pressure on coach Tite, Brazil got it...
Brazil and Venezuela join Chile, Colombia in Copa quarters
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Defending champion Chile and Colombia were joined by Brazil and Venezuela in the Copa America knockout stage on Saturday.
Troubled Argentina plays Qatar to avoid Copa America exit
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — At risk of elimination, Argentina plays Qatar on Sunday to try to survive at the Copa America. The Asian champion doesn't seem afraid to send Lionel Messi's team back...
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — With its mind already on the Copa America quarterfinals, Colombia will try to take advantage of the pressure on Paraguay on Sunday as the two teams meet in their last group...
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Despite another ankle injury, Alexis Sanchez led Chile to the quarterfinals of the Copa America.
Playing in pain after getting hurt in the first half, Sanchez scored...
Copa America: Tite expected to make changes to Brazil’s team
SAO PAULO (AP) — Under pressure after two lackluster performances by Brazil in the Copa America at home, coach Tite is expected to make changes to his squad ahead of its final group game this...
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Uruguay says midfielder Diego Laxalt has an injured left hamstring and could recover in time to play again in the Copa America.
Uruguay draws with Japan 2-2 in Copa America
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Copa America favorites Uruguay drew 2-2 with Japan on Thursday and delayed until the last round of the group stage its likely qualification to the tournament's knockout...
Copa America organizers say attendances higher than in 2015
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — South America's soccer governing body CONMEBOL says the average attendance at Copa America games in Brazil is 15% higher than four years ago in Chile, despite the large...
Messi says it would be ‘crazy’ to see Argentina out of Copa
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — With Argentina on the brink of another embarrassing elimination, Lionel Messi knows his team needs to improve. And quickly.
Argentina draws with Paraguay 1-1 in Copa America
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Lionel Messi and goalkeeper Franco Armani saved Argentina from another Copa America defeat on Wednesday.
Messi scored a second-half equalizer and Armani later...
Colombia scores late to edge Qatar 1-0 in Copa America
SAO PAULO (AP) — James Rodriguez again proved to be the key for Colombia in the Copa America.
With another great assist in a crucial moment, Rodriguez led Colombia to a hard-fought 1-0 win...
World Cup final referee Pitana set to join politics
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Argentinian referee Nestor Pitana, who worked in the 2018 World Cup final, will start in politics after his participation at Copa America in Brazil.
Brazil left frustrated by Venezuela defense, VAR after draw
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Brazil was left frustrated by both the Venezuela defense and video assistant refereeing after another lackluster outing at the Copa America.
Tite under pressure after goalless draw with Venezuela
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After a dismal performance in a 0-0 draw against Venezuela, the blame is falling squarely on the shoulders of Brazil coach Tite.