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New Maradona film provides never-before-seen look at football's most complex character

Diego Maradona is in Naples. Judging by the vacant expression on his face in that scene, he could be a million miles away, though. A party goes on around him. The other guests are laughing and making merry. Christmas is approaching. Diego, so often the life and soul of these gatherings, is present in body, but where is his mind? A camcorder lingers on him staring into space. Chances are, if you followed his eyes, you still wouldn't be able to see what he is seeing.

Maradona seems entranced. He is...

Copa America review: Brazil worthy winners despite CONMEBOL errors. PLUS: Argentina's bright future

With the 2019 Copa America complete and hosts Brazil crowned as champions, Gab Marcotti dusts off his Monday Musings for a special Copa edition from Brazil.

Jump to: Copa brand is safe | Tite works magic | Signs of life for Argentina? | Gareca, Peru a delight | Tabarez gets angry | Japan, Qatar hold their own

Copa brand prevails despite CONMEBOL mistakes

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- The Copa America is football's oldest international competition: You can trace its roots back to 1916,...

Lionel Messi conspiracy claims cast a cloud over Copa America thanks to CONMEBOL's silence

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Steve Nicol and Paul Mariner are in agreement Lionel Messi should not have seen red for the incident against Gary Medel.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- It isn't about the red card. It's about what Lionel Messi said and did after Argentina's win over Chile to secure third place in the Copa America.

"We don't have to be part of this corruption [and] the lack of respect they showed us throughout this tournament," he said, snubbing the postmatch medal ceremony. "Sadly, the corruption, the referees, they don't allow people to enjoy football."

"I think the cup is fixed for Brazil," he added. "I hope VAR and the referees have nothing...

Messi's red card overshadows Argentina's encouraging win and Chile's end of an era

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Lionel Messi doesn't feel he should've seen red for the Gary Medel altercation and feels Argentina should've been in the Copa America final.
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Steve Nicol and Paul Mariner are in agreement Lionel Messi should not have seen red for the incident against Gary Medel.
Steve Nicol says it would be a fitting end to Lionel Messi's Argentina career if he wins the 2020 Copa America on home soil.

Lionel Messi's Argentina career began in 2005 with an absurd red card in a friendly against Hungary after he was adjudged to have thrown an elbow at a defender. Fourteen years later, equally bizarre circumstances saw him sent off for the second time in his career.

With eight minutes to go until half-time in the Copa America's game for third place that Argentina ultimately won 2-1, there is no doubt that he was guilty of a push on Chile's Gary Medel, who responded by repeatedly charging Messi with...

Toe Poke Daily: What did Neymar say to Messi after Brazil's win over Argentina?

The Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content and top trolling that the internet has to offer, all in one place.

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Former Barcelona teammates Neymar and Lionel Messi shared a quick catch-up this week as Brazil took on Argentina in the Copa America semifinals.

The pair were filmed sharing a quick hug in the stadium corridor after the game as Messi made his way back to the dressing room...

Argentina exit the Copa America early but they've won something better: Messi is fired up again

After Argentina's semifinal defeat to Brazil, many headlines have focused on the enduring failure of Lionel Messi to win a senior title with the national team. This remains true, of course, and is an obvious journalistic angle. But specifically for this Copa America, it almost certainly misses the point. Messi and Argentina would clearly have loved to win this tournament but it always looked unlikely, and it probably doesn't explain Messi's participation in a competition that he could easily have...