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Lionel Messi inspires Argentina vs. Paraguay and into Copa America final

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno reacts to Argentina's convincing 6-1 win over Paraguay, now advancing for their first Copa America final since 1993.
The ESPN FC crew discuss Argentina's complete performance against Paraguay, led by Angel Di Maria's two goals and assist.

CONCEPCION, Chile -- Lionel Messi has not scored from open play for Argentina in a competitive game in more than a year. That's 945 minutes, since his second goal against Nigeria back in the final group game of the World Cup.

What's more, if you include friendlies but discount the two goals he scored in a 7-0 pummeling of Hong Kong -- ranked 164 by FIFA -- in October of last year, then the streak is even longer, surpassing 1,200 minutes. That's more than 13 games, more than a third of a club season.

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 By Kelvin Leong

Isa Halim's S.League return from LionsXII is step towards national team

ESPN FC's John Wilkinson and Jason Dasey update the moves Safuwan Baharudin and Isa Halim are making.

V. Sundramoorthy's transfer deadline coup to bring his former LionsXII captain Isa Halim to Tampines Rovers is a two-way bonus that will strengthen the Stags' midfield while giving the tough-tackling midfielder a way back into the Singapore national team.

The transfer may have been sealed with only hours to spare but was a move engineered by the Tampines' boss for several weeks.

Sundram knew his trusted workhorse had been having a tough time since they collaborated to win the 2013 Malaysia Super...

Messi guides Argentina to dominating victory over Paraguay

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno reacts to Argentina's convincing 6-1 win over Paraguay, now advancing for their first Copa America final since 1993.

CONCEPCION, Chile -- Three observations from Argentina's comprehensive 6-1 victory over Paraguay in the Copa America semifinals.

1. Argentina deliver a performance for the ages

It was a perfect performance that this Argentina generation had waited a decade for, and it means they are now on the brink of ending a 22-year trophy drought.

That all may come together in glorious fashion in Saturday's Copa America final, just as Gerardo Martino's side so breathtakingly came together here. Argentina...

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Lessons from the European U21 Championships as Sweden won it all

Relive Sweden's celebrations following their dramatic win over Portugal on penalties in the U21 European Championship final.
Sweden won their first Under-21 European Championship defeating favourites Portugal in penalties after a 0-0 draw in regular time.

With the Euro U21 Championship complete and Sweden crowned as champions, John Brewin looked back at the final itself and a couple of key lessons from the tournament at large.

1. Battling Swedes deny golden generation

The Prague night sky filled with Swedish exultation once goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren saved William Carvalho's penalty, the 10th of Tuesday night's shoot-out. U21 Championship glory is Sweden's first ever junior tournament win, and one achieved against heavy odds.

Portugal's tear-soaked...

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Manchester City to miss out on Paul Pogba, Chelsea to sign Turan, Falcao

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti responds to the reports suggesting Sergio Ramos' move away from Real Madrid and believes it's highly unlikely.

With the transfer window set to open on Wednesday, all of the speculation is set to fall by the wayside as the world's top clubs start making their summer moves.

City suffer summer heartache

Remember some of those earlier Transfer Talk delights in June, with multiple newspapers reporting that money was no longer an obstacle for Manchester City?

Unfortunately for Manuel Pellegrini's side, it seems that cash alone will not be enough to land their top targets this summer.

Juventus midfielder Paul...

Five things to watch for as Mexico face Honduras in final pre-Gold Cup game

Injury has derailed another international summer for Mexico defender Hector Moreno.
The loss of Hector Moreno will be a real test of Mexico's defensive depth heading into the Gold Cup.

Mexico manager Miguel "Piojo" Herrera has just one friendly left before the start of July's Gold Cup. At the moment, El Tri and the manager are both in dire need of a title. After failing to impress in the Copa America, Mexico fans have recently had little to be thrilled about. Let's also not forget about other early embarrassing exits from Mexico this year in the U20 World Cup and the Women's World Cup as well.

Now, Herrera must regain confidence among El Tri fans and prove that he can properly...