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Lionel Messi leaves Argentina's friendly win vs. Honduras with back injury

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Gonzalo Higuain scored a goal to remember, but Lionel Messi's injury cast a shadow over Argentina's 1-0 win over Honduras.

Lionel Messi left the pitch with an apparent back injury to overshadow Argentina's 1-0 win over Honduras in their only warm-up fixture before the Copa America.

The Argentina captain was left clutching his lower back after being accidentally kneed by an onrushing Honduran, having tumbled over midway through the second half, and was immediately substituted at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario.

Messi grimaced as he left the field to be replaced by Ever Banega to leave a serious question mark over...

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FIFA fines Mexico for 'homophobic chants' from fans

FIFA has sanctioned Mexico for offensive chants from fans in the stands during matches.

The Mexican Football Federation has lost its appeal before FIFA of the fine and warning it received for what the organisation deemed "homophobic chants from supporters."

FIFA also fined Croatia and ordered them to play two World Cup qualifying matches in empty stadiums for repeated cases of fans chanting fascist slogans.

In January, Mexico appealed the sanction for fans' actions during El Tri's 3-0 victory over El Salvador in World Cup qualifying in Estadio Azteca on Nov. 13 last year. Argentina,...