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Lionel Messi said after Argentina lost in the Copa America Centenario final that he would no longer play for the national team.


Argentina fans still shocked over Lionel Messi’s decision to quit

Some fans, players, and even Argentina’s president want Messi to reconsider his plan to quit the national team.

Iceland defeated England, 2-1, on Monday.

Euro 2016

Iceland’s win over England is a massive upset

Iceland, with a population of 330,000, is playing in its first major soccer tournament.

Argentina's Lionel Messi (right) tripped ahead of Chile's Francisco Silva during extra time.


Chile beats Argentina on penalty kicks to win Copa America

Afterward, renowed star Lionel Messi said that he would no longer play for Argentina’s national team.

US men’s soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann said he believed the team’s fourth-place finish in the Copa America Centenario was a step in the right direction.

Copa America Centenario

US Soccer Federation will evaluate Jurgen Klinsmann, team

The Americans finished in fourth place in the tournament, losing to Colombia, 1-0, in Saturday’s consolation game.

Portugal's Ricardo Quaresma celebrated after scoring the goal that eliminated Croatia from Euro 2016.


Portugal, Wales, Poland advance to European soccer quarterfinals

All three matches were decided by one-goal margins.

D.C. Untied 2, Revolution 0

Revolution get shut out in D.C.

It’s the fourth consecutive loss at RFK Stadium for New England.

Carlos Bacca of Colmbia celebrated his first-half goal.

Copa America Centenario

US falls to Colombia in third-place game

The 31st-ranked Americans were beaten by No. 3 Colombia for the second time in the tournament.

Europe is in crisis. So is its favorite sport.

On Friday morning, Europe awoke to startling news. The United Kingdom had voted to leave the European Union.

Apr 23, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; D.C. United forward Fabian Espindola (10) dribbles as New England Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell (6) defends during the first half at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial. D.C. United defeated New England Revolution 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


Revolution head to D.C. looking for third straight win

The Revolution are 0-1-1 against the United this season but have some momentum going.

The New England Revolution’s Foxboro Stadium home (far left), built for football, can seem empty even with a good soccer crowd on hand. Stadiums built for soccer, like Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif., (above) and Providence Park in Portland, Ore., (left) produce a noisier, more exciting crowd atmosphere.

MLS trying to build the game

As Major League Soccer expands, New England lags behind the league’s push for soccer-specific stadiums.

Ezequiel Lavezzi (22) got Argentina soaring with a goal against the US.

Argentina 4, US 0

US pounded by Argentina in Copa America semifinals

Argentina scored early and never looked back.

Kyle Beckerman is likely to assume a starting role for Tuesday’s Copa America semifinal after Jermaine Jones received a red card in the Americans’ previous match.


Americans not daunted by challenge of facing Argentina

While the international power has Lionel Messi, the US “have a few good players, as well,” said captain Michael Bradley.

Defending midfielder Lionel Messi has been a big problem for Argentina’s opponents during Copa America Centenario.

Soccer roundup: US ‘not scared’ of Argentina, coach says

The Americans take on the world’s top-ranked squad in a Copa America Centenario semifinal Tuesday in Houston.

Hungary supporters burned a flare after Saturday’s Euro 2016 match against Iceland in Marseille, France.

Fireworks, flares plaguing Euro 2016

It’s a sight almost never seen by television viewers watching the English Premier League or Spain’s La Liga all season.

Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi (10), who had a goal and two assists, maneuvered past a host of Venezuela defenders.

Copa America | Argentina 4, Venezuela 1

At Gillette, Lionel Messi starts, leads Argentina to victory

Messi scored a goal and added two assists to help Argentina, which will play the US in the semifinals Tuesday in Houston.

The Revolution's Andrew Farrell got his head on the ball in front of the Whitecaps' Matias Laba during the first half.


Revolution earn road win over Whitecaps

Kelyn Rowe took advantage of a defensive lapse to break a tie in the 55th minute.

Colombia's James Rodriguez, right, celebrates with goalkeeper Cristian Bonilla (23) after Colombia beat Peru in a penalty shootout of a Copa America quarterfinal soccer match, Friday, June 17, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


Colombia advances to Copa semis on penalty kicks

Advances to play winner of Saturday’s Mexico-Chile matchup after a 4-2 shootout victory

Foxborough MA 6/17/16 Argentina soccer star Lionel Messi during practice for their Copa America quarterfinal match tomorrow at Gillette Stadium on Friday June 17, 2016. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:


Lionel Messi healthy for a start at Gillette

Argentine coach Gerardo Martino confident the world’s top player a go against Venezuela.

Mexico's Hector Herrera (L) and Jamaica's Je-Vaughn Watson during the Copa America Centenario football match in Pasadena, California, United States, on June 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RalstonMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images


Revolution head to Vancouver to face Whitecaps

New England resumes MLS play following a victory in the US Open Cup this week.

United States' players celebrate after Gyasi Zardes scored against Ecuador during a Copa America Centenario quarterfinal soccer match, Thursday, June 16, 2016 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The U.S. won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


US edges Ecuador, advances to Copa America semifinals

In a chippy game with 10 players a side in the second half, Clint Dempsey led the Americans to victory.

epa05329343 USA defender John Brooks (R) and Ecuador forward Enner Valencia (L) fight for the ball during the first half of their friendly soccer match at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, USA, 25 May 2016. EPA/BRANDON WADE

US set to face Ecuador in Copa quarterfinal

A win would allow the US to reach the semifinals of the Copa America for the second time in its four appearances.

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: People cover their faces as they run after tear gas is fired as French riot police encounter hundreds of drunken English football fans on June 15, 2016 in Lille, France. Police used tear gas and pepper spray on the fans in a bid to keep public order in the city centre this evening. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Police use tear gas to disperse English soccer fans

The European Championships turned violent again and police had to protect French soccer fans.

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 14: Ezequiel Lavezzi #22 (R) of Argentina celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Bolivia during the 2016 Copa America Centenario Group D match at CenturyLink Field on June 14, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Copa America

World’s best soccer team to play at Gillette Stadium

Saturday’s Copa America quarterfinal matches top-ranked Argentina against Venezuela.

France may deport fans as Russia is penalized over soccer hooligans

MOSCOW — French authorities said Tuesday they could begin deporting foreign soccer fans after European soccer officials penalized Russia for a wave of clashes that marred the opening matches of the Euro 2016 tournament.

Dunga failed to get Brazil past the group stage at the Copa America Centenario.

Soccer roundup: Brazil fires coach Dunga

Dunga was let go after the team’s elimination from the Copa America Centenario.

The Revolution haven’t played since a victory over Seattle May 28.

Revolution return to action in US Open Cup

New England takes on the Carolina RailHawks Wednesday in Cary, N.C.

Ecuador's Enner Valencia (top) climbed atop teammate Luis Antonio Valencia, who scored on Haiti goalkeeper Johnny Placide (left).

Soccer roundup: Ecuador rolls into Copa America quarterfinal

Enner Valencia scored and had two assists to help Ecuador beat Haiti, 4-0, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Peru's Raul Ruidiaz (left) took a pass from Andy Polo (8) before beating a lunging Alisson (center) for the decisive — and deciding — goal.

Copa America Centenario

Peru punches out Brazil with controversial goal

Peru secured the top spot in Group B, leaving Ecuador to play the United States in Thursday evening’s quarterfinal.

An injured man was arrested following fights between England, Russian, and French groups in Marseille, France.


Fan violence mars European Championship

Russian fans stormed a section of England supporters inside the stadium moments after a 1-1 draw.

Clint Dempsey’s first-half goal was all the US would need.

Copa America | US 1, Paraguay 0

Clint Dempsey tallies for US in Copa America win over Paraguay

The US advanced to the quarterfinals and survived DeAndre Yedlin’s second-half ejection.

Foxborough, MA - 6/10/2016 - (2nd Half) Bolivia midfielder Jhasmani Campos (10), not pictured scored a game tying goal past a diving Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (1) during the second half. Chile vs. Bolivia in a COPA America game at Gillette Stadium. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Globe Staff, Topic: 11Copa America, LOID: 8.2.3253524217.

Chile downs Bolivia on Arturo Vidal’s two goals

Vidal saved Chile from an unexpected draw with Bolivia at Gillette Stadium.

Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo makes a save during a Copa America Centenario soccer practice in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, June 9, 2016. Chile faces Bolivia on Friday in a Group D match. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Chile, Bolivia to clash in Copa America at Gillette

Chile, which has lost three straight, looks to rebound against Bolivia in Friday’s Copa America match at Foxborough.

Brazil's Renato Augusto (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring the sixth goal against Haiti during a Copa America Centenario football match in Orlando, Florida, United States, on June 8, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Hector RETAMALHECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images


Brazil offense in high gear in Copa America rout of Haiti

Philippe Coutinho scored his first international hat trick in Brazil’s 7-1 victory.

USA's Jermaine Jones (R) vies for the ball with Costa Rica's Jose Salvatierra during the Copa America Centenario football tournament in Chicago, Illinois, United States, on June 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OMAR TORRESOMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images

Copa America

US surges past Costa Rica in Copa America

The US rebounded from its opening loss to Colombia with a convincing 4-0 victory.

USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann speaks during a press conference at Sodier Field stadium on June 6, 2016 in, Chicago, Illinois ahead of the Copa America match against Costa Rica. / AFP PHOTO / OMAR TORRESOMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images


US remains positive heading into matchup vs. Costa Rica

After losing its Copa America opener, the US needs a victory Tuesday to stay on track for a spot in the elimination round.

Argentina's Sergio Aguero (right) ran past Chile's Gonzalo Jara (left) and Alexis Sanchez.

Copa America roundup: Messi-less Argentina turns back Chile

Angel Di Maria scored in the 51st minute off a pass from Ever Banega, then later assisted on Banega’s goal.

In this image, provided by the Ukrainian Intelligence Agency SBU on Monday, June 6, 2016, confiscated ammunition and explosives are on a display at the Yahodyn border crossing on the Ukrainian-Polish border, Ukraine. Ukraine's intelligence agency SBU said on Monday it has thwarted a plot to attack soccer's European Championships in France by arresting a Frenchman who wanted to cross from Ukraine into the European Union armed to the teeth. (Ukraine's Intelligence Agency SBU Press Service photo via AP)

Ukraine arrests suspect in alleged plot to attack European soccer tournament

The case comes amid heightened concerns about terrorism in Europe.

2016 Copa America group stage schedule

A look at the groups and the schedules for all teams for the first stage of the tournament.

2016 Copa America group standings

A look at records within the four groups in the 2016 Copa America tournament.

Peru forward Paolo Guerrero scored in the 61st minute Saturday.

Copa America Roundup

Paolo Guerrero’s goal lifts Peru over Haiti

Guerrero’s goal in a 1-0 triumph over Haiti made him Peru’s all-time leading goal scorer with 27.

Colombia’s James Rodriguez beat Brad Guzan with a penalty kick in the first half Friday.

Colombia 2, US 0

US gets off on wrong foot in Copa America

The Americans will look to rebound Tuesday against Costa Rica at Chicago.

Lionel Messi (center) will be the focal point of the Argentina attack.

Players to watch in the Copa America

The monthlong soccer tournament, celebrating its centenary, begins Friday in Santa Clara, Calif.

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends a news conference in Marrakech, Morocco. Swiss attorney general's office confirms new raid Friday June 3, 21016, on FIFA, in ongoing investigations of Blatter and former FIFA secretary general Valcke. Both Blatter and Valcke deny wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, FILE)


Bonuses to former FIFA officials may have been illegal

New evidence emerged as Swiss and US officials investigate corruption by Sepp Blatter and others within soccer’s governing body.

Japan forward Yuki Ogimi (9) celebrates her goal against the United States during the first half of an International friendly soccer match Thursday, June 2, 2016, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

US 3, Japan 3

Japan rallies to tie US women in soccer

Kumi Yokoyama scored in stoppage time to give Japan a 3-3 tie with the United States.

FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, U.S. soccer goalkeepers Tim Howard, left, and Brad Guzan, warm up during a training sesson at Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla. Guzan is set to start ahead of veteran Tim Howard for the U.S. national team in the upcoming Copa America tournament, coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier, File)


A guide to 2016 Copa America soccer tournament

The soccer tournament will be played outside South America for the first time in its 100-year history, including three games at Gillette Stadium.

From left: David Villa, Maurice Edu, and Charlie Davies on the set of ABC’s “Good Morning America.”


Revolution player makes appearance on ‘Good Morning America’

Charlie Davies danced to Drake’s song “Hotline Bling” on the show.