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Argentina on another copa america rampage beats USA 5nil

HOUSTON - Argentina superstar Lionel Messi hailed his team's feat of reaching the Copa America Centenario final as having plenty of merit.

Argentina defeated the United States 4-0 on Tuesday night at NRG Stadium, and now will play in a final for the third straight year, after contesting and losing both the 2014 World Cup final against Germany and the 2015 Copa America final versus Chile.

The Barcelona striker believes the run is a great achievement for the team, but is hoping for a better outcome when they face the winner of the Colombia-Chile match in the other semifinal on Wednesday night.

Brazil's Copa America shock could impact on Chinese Super League

Brazil's shock Copa America Centenario exit could leave people in China with mixed feelings. On the one hand, it means the domestic league will see the early return of some players; on the other, the fact that Brazil did so poorly may mean that the Selecao will think twice before returning to Asia when considering its next squad.

Neymar backs Brazil teammates after controversial Copa America exit


Dunga says 'everyone saw' Ruidiaz's handball on Peru winner vs. Brazil

Brazil manager Dunga has said that "everyone saw" that Peru's game-winning goal was a handball in his team's 1-0 Copa America defeat, while adding he did not fear being sacked as his national team's boss.

Brazil suffer shock defeat to Peru, eliminated from the Copa America

Brazil were controversially eliminated from the Copa America after suffering a 1-0 Group B defeat to Peru in Foxborough.

Raul Ruidiaz scored the winning goal 15 minutes from time but appeared to turn the ball into the net with his hand and Brazil protests were waved away by referee Andres Cunha after a two-minute discussion with his linesman.

Peru's win saw them top the group to set up a quarterfinal meeting with Colombia, while Brazil will go home after only finishing third in the group.

Philippe Coutinho and Willian stretched the Peru defence in the early stages with a series of neat touches and probing runs as Brazil started strongly.
Filipe Luis forced Pedro Gallese into an early save before the goalkeeper made a magnificent stop to turn away Gabriel's low drive.

Cunha then waved away a strong Brazilian appeal for a penalty when Christian Ramos clashed with Lucas Lima in the 23rd minute.
And at the other end he denied Peru's claims for a penalty of their own when Edison Flo…

Lionel Messi tax trial begins in Barcelona ahead of Copa America

Lionel Messi's trial on charges of defrauding the Spanish tax payer of €4.1 million begins on Tuesday in Barcelona.
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