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Argentina
Sports  /  Published 13.07.21

Lionel Messi ends trophy drought

The Telegraph revisits the ghosts Messi and Co. had to exorcise en route to Argentina’s first major title since 1993: An Utter Humiliation July 15, 2007: The Venezuelan city of Maracaibo playe...
By Priyam Marik

Sports  /  Published 12.07.21

Copa: Lionel Messi's tears of Triumph

Two minutes later he was in again, onside this time, but his shot was stopped at close range by Argentina’s goalkeeper, Emiliano Martínez. The chances kept coming, on both sides — ...
By The New York Times, Agencies

Sports  /  Published 12.07.21

Copa America: Angel touch heals wounds

Thirteen years ago, at the Bird’s Nest in Beijing, a then 20-year-old Angel Di Maria was the hero as it was his goal fed by a through ball from Lionel Messi that helped Argentina beat Nigeria 1-...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 12.07.21

Thank No.10 for all he’s done

Of those highly talented players who promised much but did not live up to the expectations of the ever-demanding Argentine fans, only four survived the test of time and were at the Maracana for the 20...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 12.07.21

Brazil coach Tite has to rethink for Qatar

Brazil trusted their defence even more than Neymar to keep their Copa America title. It was a move that failed. Argentina’s 1-0 victory on Saturday proved that the Selecao’s defensive pro...
By Agencies in Rio de Janeiro

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Sports  /  Published 11.07.21

'Messi played with injury in final'

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni heaped praise on Lionel Messi, and revealed that the Barcelona superstar played with an injury in the Copa America final versus Brazil.  "If you knew the way ...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 11.07.21

Neymar hugs Messi

Messi's performance in the final was not as impressive as in previous matches of the tournament, during which he scored four goals and had five assists. He had a clear opportunity in the 88th minu...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 11.07.21

Argentina win Copa America title

Limited crowd at Maracana Rio de Janeiro officials allowed Copa America organisers to invite thousands of Covid-19-tested fans into the final at Maracana Stadium. Rio city health secretary Daniel Sor...
By Our Bureau

Sports  /  Published 11.07.21

Diaz brace propels Colombia to 3rd place

Luis Diaz scored a second-half double, the second an unstoppable 25-metre strike in injury time, to give Colombia a 3-2 win over Peru on Friday and secure them third place in the Copa America. Yoshim...
By Agencies in Brasilia

Opinion  /  Published 11.07.21

Letters to the Editor: Range of changes in Union cabinet baffling

Sir — The range of changes in the latest reshuffle of the Union cabinet has surprised both political pundits and the general public (“Makeover bid betrays guilt”, July 8). The depart...
By The Telegraph


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