Philippe Coutinho of Brazil celebrates his goal against Ecuador with teammate Willian. Photograph: Reuters

Uruguay and Argentina drew 0-0 in an uninspiring but hotly contested World Cup qualifier in Montevideo on Thursday, a result that leaves both sides s(...)

Leonardo Bonucci is set to make a surprise move from Serie A champions Juventus to AC Milan. Photo: Getty Images

Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci appears poised to complete a shock switch to the champions’ ambitious Serie A rivals AC Milan. The 30-year-old, pr(...)

Bolivia’s Marcelo Martins scores his side’s second goal  past Argentina’s goalkeeper Sergio Romero during the World Cup qualifier  at the  Hernando Siles stadium in  La Paz. Photograph: Manuel Claure/Reuters

Bolivia 2 Argentina 0 Argentina, weakened by the last-minute suspension of Lionel Messi, had their chances of reaching next year’s World Cup finals d(...)

Brazil’s Paulinho  scores his side’s third goal in the World Cup qualifier against Argentina at Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Brazil 3 Argentina 0 Brazil laid to rest the ghosts of their 2014 World Cup semi-final nightmare in Belo Horizonte with a 3-0 win over their great ri(...)

Chile celebrate after beating Argentina to win the 2016 Copa America title. Photo: Jason Szenes/EPA

Chile 0 Argentina 0 (Chile win 4-2 on penalties) This was to have been the match that sealed Lionel Messi’s legacy. The one that silenced the doubt(...)

Manchester United target Pedro has asked to leave Barcelona. Photograph: Getty

The Manchester United target, Pedro, has asked Barcelona for a transfer with the Catalan club insisting it will not countenance offers below the forwa(...)

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(...)

Portugal’s Raphael Guerreiro stoops to head in his side’s late winner against Argentina at Old Trafford

Portugal 1 Argentina 0There was scant sign of the apparent animus between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo before the start of this friendly encount(...)

Germany’s Mario Götze scores the winner past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero as  Ezequiel Garay looks on at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: David Gray / Reuters

Germany 1 Argentina 0 (after extra-time) It came later, much later, than the one that decided the final they fought out in Rome’s Olympic stadi(...)

 Argentinian fans celebrate after the penalty shootout fagainst the  the Netherlands  at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil. More fans are making theoir way to Rio for the final.   Photograph: Sebastiao Moreira/EPA

Still in shock at the destruction of their national team by Germany on Tuesday, Brazilians now fear they are about to have salt grinded into their wou(...)