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Houston, We Have a Problem: Magical Leo Messi Sends Warning to the USMNT

With four wins out of four, Argentina are in imperious form going into the decisive stages of the Copa America Centenario. And the United States men's national team should pay close attention, as the Albiceleste and their talisman, Lionel Messi, keep getting better.<p>Venezuela were the latest victims …

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Wait — did Chile just score again? Mexico fans vent on Twitter

As Chile piled up the goals on Mexico en route to a resounding 7-0 victory in their Copa America quarterfinal match in Santa Clara, fans turned to Twitter:<p><b>marc.olson@latimes.com</b><p><b>Follow @molson21 on Twitter</b><p><b>ALSO</b><p><b>Are the media complicit in mass shootings?</b><p><b>Chile embarrasses Mexico, 7-0, in Copa America</b> …

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Messi plays down Argentina scoring record

The Barcelona forward equaled Gabriel Batistuta's haul of 54 international goals with his solitary strike against Venezuela on Saturday, but he is focusing on the Copa America s...<p>FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Lionel Messi says he is happier with Argentina's qualification for the Copa America Centenario …

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Complete Tactical Profile of Tottenham Midfielder Christian Eriksen

On the 30th of August 2013, Tottenham completed three transfers and brought their total of summer acquisitions to seven.<p>With Gareth Bale having departed the club, former Spurs goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt observed in a half-time interview that they had "sold Elvis and bought the Beatles."<p>Sadly, that …

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Villa on target again as NYCFC beat Union | Reuters

(Reuters) - David Villa notched his league-leading 11th goal of the season as New York City FC beat Philadelphia 3-2 in Major League Soccer on Saturday, handing Union their first defeat in eight games.<p>New York City FC forward David Villa (7) shoots against Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake …

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Scouting Chelsea Transfer Target Radja Nainggolan on His Euro 2016 Form

Before Belgium's 2-0 defeat to Italy at Euro 2016, Eden Hazard spoke about the game being a dress rehearsal for when he teams up with Antonio Conte at Chelsea next season.<p>Conte is the Italy manager and will take over at Chelsea when the national team's European Championship journey comes to an …

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Euro 2016: 'Invest to develop football in Wales'

<b>Wales' participation in Euro 2016 is "one chance in a million" to invest in grassroots football, its most capped player has said.</b><p>The FAW Trust said there was a "real threat" to developing young players with looming council cuts to facilities.<p>Neville Southall, who represented Wales 92 times, said: …

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Antonio Conte Answering His Critics, but Questions Remain for Italy

So little was expected of the Italy national team as the 2016 European Championship began.<p>The Azzurri were without two of their best midfielders due to injury, and their forward line was a hodgepodge of journeymen and youngsters unproven at international level.<p>The overall talent level of the final …

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Hungary goes football-crazy for Euro 2016

Hungary’s national football team finished forth in the 1972 European championship and haven’t done much internationally since then. Now they’re in France and that may be about to change.<p>In Budapest, fans anticipate Hungary getting to the knockout stages after a one-all draw against Iceland on …

Cristiano Ronaldo Has Another Nightmare, but Portugal Teammates Have to Help Him

Link to Media<p>Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty against Austria in Paris on Saturday evening, and there were laughs at his misfortune heard all over France and indeed the world.<p>This is the harsh reality of being Ronaldo, of being the face, the brand and the icon. When things go wrong, you can …

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Arsenal Transfer News: Latest on Sofiane Boufal and Daley Blind Rumours

Arsenal will reportedly face plenty of stiff competition for the signature of Lille’s Sofiane Boufal, with Barcelona said to be among the teams chasing the Moroccan.<p>That’s according to Ed Aarons of the <i>Guardian</i>, who added that aside from the two aforementioned clubs, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are …

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Manchester United Transfer News: Latest Leonardo Bonucci, Nemanja Matic Rumours

Link to Media<p>Manchester United are ready to launch an ambitious pursuit of superb Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci.<p>That’s according to Paul Hetherington of the <i>Daily Star Sunday</i>, who suggested the Red Devils are ready to battle with Chelsea in an attempt to bring the defender to the Premier …

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