South America

Referee gives penalty for two attacking players colliding in what might be the worst call ever

A referee's decision in Brazil is a candidate for the worst call in the history of soccer after he awarded a penalty when two attacking players collided in the box.

The incident took place during a Copa do Brasil match between Tombense and Retro on Wednesday. 

In the 80th minute two Tombense players went for the ball in Retro’s box at the same time. One of the players accidentally stamped on his teammate’s foot. That teammate then threw himself on the ground screaming in agony.

Richarlison puts Conte on blast for Tottenham's "s***" season

LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison criticized manager Antonio Conte following Wednesday's Champions League last-16 exit, questioning the Italian's decision to bench him while declaring the north London club has had a "shit" season.

Spurs were knocked out of Europe's premier cup competition by AC Milan after failing to score in both legs as the Serie A club progressed 1-0 on aggregate.

Teacher silences noisy classroom on the spot with phrase about Messi and Mbappé

I've been there. Trying to silence a bunch of raucous kids in a classroom is a Herculean task. However, a teacher in Argentina might have found a perfect method to achieve it. And she was generous enough to share her secret with other colleagues on a TikTok video.

A hint? All she had to do was mention Lionel Messi.

Neymar's season is over

Paris St Germain forward Neymar has been ruled out for the rest of the season with the Brazil international set to undergo surgery to repair ankle ligaments that will keep him out for at least three months, the Ligue 1 club said on Monday.

Neymar, who has 13 goals and 11 assists in Ligue 1 this season, has not played since a 4-3 win over Lille last month, missing PSG's last two games.

14 gunshots at a family business and a hand-written message: The unsettling threat against Lionel Messi

BUENOS AIRES - Two people on motorcycles shot at a supermarket belonging to the family of Antonela Roccuzzo, wife of Lionel Messi, in Rosario, in Argentina's Santa Fe province early on Thursday morning, local media and the city's mayor reported.

A threatening hand-written message for 35-year-old Messi, Argentina's captain and seven-times World Player of the Year, was also left on the shop door.

"Messi, we are waiting for you, (Pablo) Javkin (the mayor) is also a narco, he is not going to take care of you," it read.

Cross or shot? Who cares! Jhilmar Lora scores mad, mad goal in Copa Libertadores

Sleepy? Drowsy? Low energy? Don't worry, Sporting Cristal right-back Jhilmar Lora brings you the caffeine you need today in the form of a phenomenal goal scored in the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday night.

I mean, an absolute scandalaous golazo.

Sporting Cristal needed to fight back a 2-0 deficit from the first-leg vs. Club Nacional from Paraguay in their quest for a slot in the group stage of the 2023 Copa Libertadores. And things were not easy. Nacional was being a stone in the shoe and heading to the 90th minute, the series was 3-3 on aggregate.

Messi named FIFA men's player of the year 2022

PARIS - Lionel Messi was named FIFA player of the year 2022 on Monday as Argentina scooped all major men's awards after winning a vintage World Cup final last December.

The 35-year-old forward scored two goals in the final against France, with the South Americans emerging triumphant on penalties following a 3-3 draw after extra time in Qatar.

One last dance? Argentina manager Scaloni commits to 2026 World Cup with contract extension

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has extended his contract until 2026, the country's FA said on Monday after he led the team to their World Cup triumph in Qatar last year.

Scaloni renewed his contract after meeting with AFA president Claudio Tapia in Paris on Monday, taking him through to the next World Cup in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

"Claudio Tapia and Lionel Scaloni met to close the extension of the contract as coach of the Senior Selection until 2026," the AFA said in a statement.

The most blatant penalty invasion ever ends with stoppage time agony in Bolivia

Are you one of those people that believe penalty kick invasions don’t really affect the opposing penalty taker? Well, you might want to change your mind after looking at this video.

The most obvious penalty invasion in the history of soccer happened in Bolivia

Club Aurora and The Strongest faced off on Wednesday in a Bolivian Copa Division Profesional group stage match that saw both teams waiting until the last minute to see the winner. And boy was it some finish.

Messi's latest signature cleats are a celebration of life in your mid-30s

He's been wearing them on the pitch for over a week now, but the new Lionel Messi cleats 2023 have finally dropped with adidas giving the World Cup winner his latest signatures — the X Speedportal Messi.1 "L10NEL M35SI" boots.

Who says you can't embrace the age of 35, when 40 is suddenly on the horizon and there's no turning back? Not Messi. He's giving us a bit of playfulness in "Solar Orange/Silver Metallic/Core Black." Adidas is probably supposed to be marketing at teens and 20-somethings, but they said screw it, let's do something for everyone in their mid-30s.