Australia Coach Wants Messi Included In What He Calls Tokyo’s “Group Of Dreams”

MELBOURNE - Upbeat Australia coach Graham Arnold has urged Argentina to bring Lionel Messi to the Olympics and described their tough pool as Tokyo's "group of dreams.”

Drawn with twice champions Argentina, 1992 winners Spain and Egypt, the “Olyroos” face an uphill battle to reach the knockout rounds of the 16-team tournament, their first Games since Beijing in 2008.

Argentine Artist Channels ‘Hand Of God’ With Incredible Maradona Portraits

BUENOS AIRES - Maxi Bagnasco says he knows Diego Maradona's features by heart after painting portraits of the soccer star almost daily since the Argentine World Cup winner died last November.

The artist, who creates lifelike paintings with spray paint on huge canvases, decided to make Maradona his niche after the outpouring of grief over the footballer's death.

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Russia 2021 Facing Challenges A Few Months Out

Russia will host the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup from Aug. 19-29. The qualifying matches have yet to be played. In some countries, the curfew and lockdowns are still in force due to Covid-19 and the global health crisis.

The million-dollar question: Will there or won't there be a beach soccer World Cup this summer in Europe? I would say: It all depends on the pandemic, its consequences and the accumulation of international sports events that have been postponed since 2020.

Lionel Messi’s Global Lookalikes, Ranked

Lionel Messi is incomparable. Even the most ignorant of viewers — say a jury of 12 totally clueless individuals charged with determining the Man of the Match award — would undoubtedly be able to pinpoint his singularity of style and ability after watching 90 minutes. Still, the Argentine’s not without his copycats. 

After all, the sincerest form of flattery is to grow a red beard, work your hair into a short quiff and purchase a $400 Dolce & Gabbana shirt that looks like an Ed Hardy design.

Copa América 2021: “MESSIón” Cumplida, “CUCCI-nando” Un Sueño O “LíO” En La Albiceleste

Es sabido que la Copa América es el torneo de selecciones más antiguo del mundo. Año 1916, Argentina decidió conmemorar el primer centenario de su independencia, y para celebrarlo, optó por organizar una competición de fútbol. Uruguay, Brasil y Chile se unieron al ágape albiceleste.

Dicho evento sirvió como antecedente para la fundación de la Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol (CONMEBOL), ente rector de todos los torneos de fútbol a nivel de clubes y selecciones de Sudamérica.

CONMEBOL Define El Calendario De La Copa América 2021

La CONMEBOL comunicó este martes el calendario de la Copa América de 2021, que iniciará el 13 de junio en Buenos Aires y terminará el 10 de julio en Barranquilla. La competición iba a ser disputada el año pasado pero la pandemia del COVID-19 lo impidió.

La Copa América 2021 comenzará en Argentina el 13 de junio con los enfrentamientos Argentina-Chile y Paraguay-Bolivia, mientras que la final tendrá lugar en Barranquilla (Colombia), el 10 de julio, anunció este lunes la Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol.

Confirmed: 2021 Copa América To Go Ahead With 10 Teams

This year's Copa América will go ahead with only 10 teams, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Monday, as it abandoned plans to replace Australia and Qatar, the two sides who withdrew due to fixture congestion.

"As is traditional, CONMEBOL invited teams from other confederations," the body said in a statement. "However, the suspended matches and delays brought about by the pandemic that affected world football impeded other nations from participating."

CONMEBOL Postpones March World Cup Qualifiers After European Clubs Refuse To Release Players

ASUNCION — The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has decided to suspend this month's double header of World Cup qualifiers for Qatar 2022 amid concern over the COVID-19 pandemic and strict quarantine restrictions.

The 10 South American teams were due to play two games on March 25/26 and March 30 but CONMEBOL acknowledged tightening lockdown and quarantine regulations mean many of the European-based players will be unable to travel.

CONMEBOL Qualifiers In Risk: European Clubs Don't Want To Release Players To National Teams

Rounds 5 and 6 of the CONMEBOL 2022 World Cup qualifiers, scheduled for this month, are not fully confirmed due to the restrictions on players due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

CONMEBOL representatives will hold a key meeting this week, most likely on Friday, with FIFA president Gianni Infantino, to know the position of the world soccer governing body regarding the difficulties that South American teams have to make their player selections.