Copa America

keeping it simple

The Cult: Gabriel Batistuta

This week's addition to The Cult wrote his name in football history as a prolific goalscorer for both club and country. It was for this reason that Gabriel Batistuta became better known as "Batigol".
Juan Regis
10.18.16
Justin Bieber

Neymar Parties Like a Normal 24-Year-Old, the Press Freaks Out

"Imagine you're 24 years old, earning what I earn and having all that I have," Neymar said. "Wouldn't you be the same as me?" Well, yeah.
Mike Vorkunov
7.28.16
Lionel Messi

Only the Hand of God Can Separate Messi and Maradona

Lionel Messi has stepped away from the international stage without equalling Diego Maradona's achievements. Yet the oddity is that, in many ways, the younger man's achievements far outstrip those of his predecessor.
Jonathan Wilson
6.28.16
messi makes a mexit

Coming To Terms With Mexit: Lionel Messi Retires From International Duty

In his anger at the state of things, Messi has taken a drastic decision. Unfortunately, everyone else is now following his lead and leaving a country in crisis. Sound familiar?
Will Magee
6.27.16
Messi

VICE Sports World News Roundup: June 27, 2016

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff
6.27.16
Copa America

Messi Says "The National Team is Over for Me," Appears to Quit International Play After Copa America Loss

But it's harsh words, steeped in the feeling of the moment. Hard to tell if it will blow over or not.
Liam Daniel Pierce
6.27.16
Copa America

USMNT Wunderkind Christian Pulisic Fan Boys Out with Messi During Drug Test

You could almost argue Messi's playing another sport, of which Pulisic is a fan.
Liam Daniel Pierce
6.24.16
Messi

Just Watch the Messi Free Kick Against USA Forever

Leo Messi is for everyone.
Sean Newell
6.22.16
Copa América Centenario

Messi Remains to Be a Good Choice As Starter

A dime-piece assist for Lionel Messi—and a goal? Yeah, you might want to put him in.
Liam Daniel Pierce
6.20.16
Euro 2016

Men in Blazers Gents’ of the Day June 18

Rog and The National's Aaron Dessner choose their players to watch ahead of Saturday's Euro 2016 matchups.​
VICE Sports
6.20.16
ICELAND

VICE Sports World News Roundup: June 15, 2016

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff
6.15.16
mexico

VICE Sports World News Roundup: June 14, 2016

Start your day with VICE Sports. Here's our morning roundup of the sports news from around the world.
Brian Blickenstaff
6.14.16
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