Lionel Messi inspired Argentina’s 6-1 Copa America semi-final  win over Paraguay. Photograph: Afp

The problem with a genius like Lionel Messi is that you’re always waiting for him to perform. You can’t watch a game he plays in as you watch any othe(...)

 Marcos Rojo was on the scoresheet as Argentina thrashed Paraguay 6-1 to reach the Copa America final. Photograph: Afp

Argentina 6 Paraguay 1 Argentina produced their best performance of the Copa America so far to crush Paraguay 6-1 on Tuesday and set up a final agains(...)

Argentina beat Colombia 5-4 on penalties to reach the Copa America semi-finals. Photograph: Afp

Argentina 0 Colombia 0 (Argentina win 5-4 on penalties) Substitute Carlos Tevez scored the decisive spot kick as Argentina earned a penalty shootout v(...)

Ireland players have rubbished suggestions made in an Argentinian newspaper that they were paid $10,000 each in return for Lionel Messi emerging from 2010’s friendly game at the Aviva unscathed. Photograph: Getty

Irish players involved in the friendly game against Argentina nearly five years ago have dismissed as “absolute nonsense,” a story in which it is sugg(...)

Lionel Messi dribbles past Robbie Keane in the friendly between Ireland and Argentina at the Aviva Stadium in 2010. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

The FAI has denied allegations made in Argentinian newspaper La Nacion that the friendly between Ireland and Argentina at Lansdowne Road in 2010 wa(...)

Argentina’s forward Gonzalo Higuain leaps over Jamaica’s goalkeeper Dwayne Miller during their 2015 Copa America football championship match, in Vina del Mar. Photo: Getty Images

An early goal from Gonzalo Higuain was enough to give Argentina a 1-0 victory over Jamaica at the Copa America on Saturday and secure their place in (...)

Andy McFadden, head chef at L’Autre Pied in London: ‘In the 2015 guide there were 62 Michelin stars in London, so I am nobody really’

After his first year of catering college in the Institute of Technology Tallaght, Andy McFadden thought he had landed the most plum of placements w(...)

Brazil’s Ronaldinho and Argentina’s Lionel Messi during their friendly football match at Khalifa Stadium in Doha on November 17th, 2010. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

The Swiss criminal investigation into suspected irregularities and money-laundering over Fifa’s award of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and (...)

Rory McIlroy is the 12th highest earning sportsman in the world according to Forbes having banked €42.7 million last year. Photograph: PA

Boxer Floyd Mayweather has been named the world’s highest-paid sportsman for the second year running after banking 300million US dollars (€266m). Acco(...)

Argentina’s striker Lionel Messi  during a training session in La Serena. Argentina will play the group B matches along with Paraguay, Uruguay and Jamaica in the upcoming Copa America 2015 soccer tournament in Chile. Photo: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Lionel Messi is to face trial over an alleged €4.1m tax fraud after a Barcelona court turned down an appeal made by his lawyers aimed at avoiding him (...)