2016 gave footballing fans a number of outrageous goals, but we take a look at the top misses of the calendar year.
Newly appointed Argentina head-coach Edgardo Bauza has spoken about Lionel Messi's decision to make a U-turn over retiring from international football.
Real Madrid attacking midfielder James Rodriguez is reportedly on his way out of the club with Manchester United the favourites to land the superstar.
Lionel Messi is all set to do a U-turn on his decision to retire from international football, if reports from the Argentine media are to be believed. Messi had announced after Argentina’s Copa America final defeat to Chile last month that he will be retiring from international football. Here is his full quote, translated from Spanish. Messi’s quote in the mixed zone, translated by two colleagues: pic.twitter.com/VvE7fuFSuQ — Brian Straus (@BrianStraus) June 27, 2016 This was Argentina’s third loss in a major international tournament final, after the Albiceleste conceded the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 Copa America titles to Germany and Chile respectively. Messi’s announcement caused such a stir among the Argentina supporters that hundreds of fans came out onto the streets of Buenos Aires to show their support for the Barcelona star. Hundreds of Argentina fans took to the streets of Buenos Aires over the weekend to protest Leo Messi’s retirement 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/fiOeev7xBC — Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) […]
The England national team will be better off with a foreign coach like former Germany boss Jurgen Klinsmann, rather than an Englishman, according to Liverpool FC legend Jamie Carragher.
Lionel Messi announced his retirement from national duties as Argentina were subjected to yet another final heart-break after penalty shoot-outs did them once more against Chile. Alexis Sanchez won player of the tournament for the defending champions while Eduardo Vargas took home the golden boot.
The two greatest footballers of Argentina, Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona have expressed strong opinions before the crucial Copa America Final against Chile.
Lionel Messi has often been hailed as one of the best in the world, and the Copa America Centenario semi-finals against USA was an occasion that further enhanced that reputation. His majestic free-kick and imperious assists helped the Albiceleste to a 4-0 triumph.
The Albiceleste make it three major tournament finals in three years as Barcelona's Lionel Messi inspired a star-studded line-up to a 4-0 thrashing of hosts USA. The four-time Ballon D'Or winner scored a 32nd minute free-kick to break Gabriel Batistuta's all-time goal scoring record for Argentina.
Colombia somehow made it over the line on penalties against Peru in a match where they were expected to win while Chile marauded Mexico 7-0 in what was supposed to be an even match. Chile start as favorites based on form but Colombia can match Chile toe to toe in terms of squad quality and matchwinners.