In a World Cup qualifier against Chile, Ecuador striker Enner Valencia faked an injury to escape the police that were waiting to arrest him.
Arsenal's Chilean superstar has reportedly stated that he feels he's at the same level as the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo
Global football icon Lionel Messi is set to return to international football despite announcing his retirement after the summer's Copa America tournament.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Gary Medel from Inter Milan as the Reds look to bolster their options in midfield. The Chile international has previously featured for Cardiff City and if reports coming from the Spanish media are to be believed, the Reds are looking to plot his return to the Premier League.
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.
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.
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez scored a brace as defending champions Chile won an absolute thriller against Panama to make it through to the quarter-finals of Copa America 2016.
In the Group D fixtures for the day, Argentina, bolstered by a second half hattrick from Lionel Messi, sealed their progress into the knockout rounds with an authoritative win over Panama. Meanwhile, Chile required a controversial last minute penalty to overcome Bolivia.
The roles were reversed as last year's finalists Argentina and Chile met each other in the first round of matches in Group D of the 2016 Copa America Centenario, while underdogs Panama, appearing in their first major tournament, managed to pile on the misery for a struggling Bolivia.
According to former Chile international Ivan Zamorano, Alexis Sanchez is happy with life at Arsenal despite the Gunners' failure to challenge for the Premier League title.