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Angel Di Maria: Lionel Messi made Argentina team cry with Copa America speech

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Angel Di Maria has said what Lionel Messi told his teammates after Argentina's defeat to Brazil in the 2019 Copa America that left "everyone in tears."

Messi captained Argentina in the tournament but they lost 2-0 to would-be champions Brazil in the semifinals on July 3 before going on to finish third. 

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Argentina appeal Messi's three-month ban

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The Argentina football federation has appealed a three-month ban CONMEBOL handed to Lionel Messi this past summer during Copa America.

AFA is seeking to have the ban reduced to two months so that Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni can have Messi available for friendlies in Europe against Germany on Oct. 9 and Ecuador on Oct. 13. As it stands now, Messi would only be able to return to action on Nov. 3. A decision is due by Oct. 3.

Messi was banned for three months from international matches and...

Jesus gets two-month Brazil ban for Copa antics

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Gabriel Jesus said Lionel Messi was wrong to question the authorities following Argentina's semifinal defeat to Brazil in Copa America.

Striker Gabriel Jesus has been suspended from international matches with Brazil for two months because of bad behavior in the latest Copa America final.

The governing body of South American football, CONMEBOL, also announced Wednesday that it fined the 22-year-old Jesus $30,000 for actions it considers insulting and defamatory during Brazil's 3-1 win over Peru in the July 7 decider.

Jesus was sent off after a second yellow card at the 70-minute mark in the South American cup final.

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Messi suspended three months by CONMEBOL

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Gabriel Jesus said Lionel Messi was wrong to question the authorities following Argentina's semifinal defeat to Brazil in Copa America.
Alejandro Moreno believes Lionel Messi may have endeared himself to the Argentina fans, but was 'irresponsible' for his comments that could land him a ban by CONMEBOL.

Argentina's Lionel Messi was banned for three months from international matches and fined $50,000 on Friday after accusing South America's governing body for football of "corruption" during the Copa America.

Messi criticised the officiating and members of CONMEBOL last month following Argentina's semifinal loss to Brazil and after the third-place match against Chile but later apologised for his statements.

CONMEBOL has given Messi and the Argentine Football Association seven days to appeal the...

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