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Copa America 2019, Chile vs Uruguay: Preview, TV listings and how to watch in India

Chile's Mauricio Isla, Eduardo Vargas, Arturo Vidal and Gonzalo Jara celebrate. Reuters Defending champions Chile will take the field on June 24 against Uruguay for their third and final group-C match of the 2019 Copa America at the Maracana stadium, Brazil. Chile won a hard-fought game against Ecuador 2-1 in their last fixture and Uruguay played out a draw with Japan in their previous match of the group stage. Both the teams are assured of qualification for the next round. While Chile are atop the table with six points, Uruguay are standing second with four.
The La Roja began the tournament on a strong note with a 4-0 win over Japan. Alexis Sanchez has been in good form for the national team as he scored in both the previous matches. Chile, winners of the last two editions of Copa America, will be aiming to extend their winning streak before the knockout stages. They had a tough match against Ecuador and it was Sanchez whose winner gave the fans relief.
On the other hand, Urugu..

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Copa America 2019, Argentina vs Qatar: Preview, TV listings and how to watch in India

Lionel Messi and Argentina are staring down the barrelElsa/Getty Images Argentina will take the field on June 23 against Qatar for their third and final Group-B match of the Copa America 2019, at Porto Alegre, Brazil. This will be the most important match for Argentina and Lionel Messi for their quest for an international trophy after 26 years. It is a do-or-die situation for Argentina as they cannot afford to lose. Messi's quest for international success will get a huge setback as the this will probably be the last Copa America for the ageing legend.
Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Paraguay at the Belo Horizonte on June 19. The match started with Argentina playing much better than what they performed against Colombia when they lost 2-0. But the shambolic midfield of Argentina could not supply balls to the strikers as a result of which they could not break the deadlock. Paraguay drew first blood as a poor Argentine defence could not match up with the pace of the Paraguayans…

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Copa America 2019, Brazil vs Peru: Preview, TV listings and how to watch in India

Brazil held to a goalless draw.AP Five-time World Cup champions Brazil will take the field on June 22 against Peru for their third and final Group-A match of the 2019 Copa America in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A Neymar-less Brazil played out a goalless draw against Venezuela at Salvador. Though their performance was not praise-worthy, three of their goals were dismissed and two of the decisions were taken by the VAR. The Selecao had to face the wrath of the home fans who were booing at the end of the match.
Brazil started this Copa America suffering a major setback as their star striker Neymar Jr was ruled out of the tournament just before the oldest continental competition started. Their performance was not up to the standards in the first match, still they won 3-0, with goals from Philippe Coutinho and Everton Suarez. But in the second group fixture, they could break the deadlock. Brazil played the whole match having an upper hand on Venezuela with almost 70 per cent possession but they cou..

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Fernando Torres announces retirement as fans around the world bid farewell on social media

Fernando Torres at Atletico MadridReuters Spanish football legend Fernando Torres took to Twitter to announce his retirement on June 21 as wishes started to pour from all over the world for a good life ahead. He made a video in which he announced a press conference on Sunday, June 23 to put out the details.
“I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career. Next Sunday, the 23rd at 10:00 am, local time in Japan, I will have a press conference in Tokyo to explain all the details,” he commented on the post.
The video that 'El Nino' posted had special moments of his career, from childhood till now. It had the important and best goals scored by him in his life and the trophies he won in his 18-year-old career.
I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career. Next Sunday, the 23rd at 10:00AM, local time in Japan, I will have a pr..

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WATCH| Is Argentina football legend Diego Maradona suffering from Alzheimer’s?

Diego Maradona celebrated Lionel Messi's goal like a possessed man at the 2018 World CupGIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images There have been speculations doing rounds that Argentine football legend Diego Maradona is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. But the little magician has posted a video recently on social media dismissing all the reports that he is suffering from Alzheimer's. He stated that these rumours are actually lies.
His video came on Thursday, a day after his lawyer, Matias Morla stated that all the speculations are lies. According to him, people who are spreading these rumours do not even know what the disease is.
The all-time great footballer as reported by Xinhua news agency said, ” They lie, they lie. They talk about Alzheimer's and they don't even know what the word Alzheimer's means
He added, “People who have Alzheimer's die, I'm not dying.” He further added that some journalists are responsible for spreading these rumours and ..

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#GlazersOut movement trends on social media as infuriated Manchester United fans want club owners out

Old Trafford, home to Manchester United, is one of the largest stadiums in EnglandPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images The current situation of the Manchester United Club is deteriorating day by day as a result of which a movement that was intended to show the strength of Manchester United fans in the UK has become viral on social media. #GlazersOut which turned into a movement was started by a fan account requesting people to tweet it out has become a rage on social media registering over 117k retweets within hours.
The main motto behind the movement being the fans want the present owners of Manchester United club out of the club. The fans themed the movement in green and gold which was the original colours of the club when it was still Newton Heath LYR Football Club.
The Glazers took over the club in the year 2005. From 2005 to last year end the takeover drained out around 1.5 billion pounds from the 141-year-old club. But in the last 13 years, the performance of the club has gradually dete..

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Copa America 2019: Lionel Messi penalty saves Argentina from humiliating loss against Paraguay

Lionel Messi saved the day for Argentina. Alex Livesey/Getty Images Lionel Messi's spot-kick saved the day for Argentina but chances of group stage exit loom over the South American giants as they played out a 1-1 draw against Paraguay in a Group-B fixture of the Copa America 2019 on June 19, at Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
The Estadio Governador Magalhaes Pinto stadium of Belo Horizonte has been a place where both Argentina and Messi have had good memories with the Little magician scoring a stunner of a goal against Iran in the dying minutes to win it for Argentina in the FIFA World Cup 2014. Argentina after drawing with Paraguay are placed at the bottom of the group table with one point as they have managed a draw and a loss in their two group fixtures of the Copa America.
The match started with the Argentina side desperate for a win playing with a Highline defence but as the match gradually progressed the shambolic condition of the defence and the mid-field was properly visible. P..

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Copa America 2019, Argentina vs Paraguay: Preview, TV listings and how to watch in India

Lionel Messi and Argentina are staring down the barrel. Elsa/Getty Images Argentina will take the field on June 19 against Paraguay for their second Group-B match of the Copa America 2019, at Belo Horizonte. After facing a massive defeat against Colombia in their first match of the group, Lionel Messi-led Argentina need to win this game to qualify for the quarter-finals. Colombia defeated Argentina with second-half goals from Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata while Paraguay played out a 2-2 draw against Qatar.
La Albiceleste need to start rolling as their dismal performance in the first match has disheartened and angered the fans. Lionel Messi, who is on his quest to win his maiden international trophy, needs to give his best and show urgency. The situation in which Argentina is currently standing was not at all called for. Senior players like Nicolas Otamendi and Angel Di Maria played miserably and could not inspire the team as the squad is mostly filled with new faces. Moreover, caret..

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Copa America 2019: Brazil held to a goalless draw by Venezuela as VAR cancels their two goals

Brazil held to a goalless draw. AP Five-times World Cup champions Brazil played out a goalless draw against Venezuela in their second Group-A fixture of the Copa America 2019 at the Arena Fonte Nova, Brazil on Tuesday. The hosts are now placed on top of the table with four points from two matches while Venezuela is placed third after playing out draws in their two group stage games.
The Selecao, after a poor but effective performance against Bolivia, played a much better game against the La Vinotino but could not break the deadlock despite finding the net three times in the match. Three goals of the host were disqualified with one being a foul and the other two reversed by VAR due to offside calls. All the three cancelled goals had Roberto Firmino involved.
The match started out with Brazil attacking from the beginning upping the tempo of the attack gradually to draw first blood. But they were continuously defied by the resilient defence of Venezuela and moreover their finishing was ..

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Copa America 2019, Brazil vs Venezuela: Preview, TV listings and how to watch in India

Brazil will look forward to win. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Brazil will take the field on June 18 against Venezuela for their second group-A match of the 2019 Copa America in Salvador, Brazil. A Neymar-less Brazil defeated Bolivia in their first match of the tournament 3-0 with Philippe Coutinho scoring a brace and Everton Soares adding another one in the dying minutes.
Neymar who is held as Brazil's greatest footballer in recent times suffered an injury just before the start of the tournament and it was a major setback for the Brazilian side. But the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firminho, Everton Soares and Gabriel Jesus have filled in for him and Brazil is actually playing better without Neymar. The Yellow and Green brigade played a dominating game over Bolivia enjoying 75 per cent of the possession.
Venezuela, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw against Peru playing a man down in the last 15 mins. The hosts are the favourite to win the match, while the ..

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