Chile beats Colombia 2-0 to return to Copa America final

Chile's Jose Pedro Fuenzalida celebrates his goal as he jumps in the arms of Chile's Eduardo Vargas during a Copa America Centenario semifinal soccer match against Colombia at Soldier Field in Chicago Wednesday

Chile coach Juan Pablo Pizzi believes Argentina star Lionel Messi is the "most important" player of all time, but is hopeful La Roja can stop him in Sunday's Copa America Centenario final in MetLife Stadium.

"I am happy to have surpassed Batistuta's record and I want to thank my team-mates, it's theirs as well", Messi, who turns 29 tomorrow, told reporters.

Messi spoke of his sadness at having missed out with Argentina in consecutive finals - at the 2014 World Cup and the Copa America previous year - and is focused on putting that right next week.

This summer's Copa America Centenario is a special one-off edition of the tournament commemorating its 100th anniversary.

Tata Motors today said Argentine superstar Lionel Messi's decision to retire from worldwide football will not affect his association with the company as its global brand ambassador.

Since losing to Chile in penalties in the Copa America 2015 final, Argentina has played against Chile twice.

Tuesday's 4-0 semi-final drubbing of the United States took Argentina's tournament goal tally to 18 in five matches, or 3.6 goals per game.

A national news publication has become the center of attention after calling one of the "Best Soccer Players in the World" by the wrong name!

Argentina are out to clinch their first continental title since 1993, this time in a rematch against the same side that beat them on penalties in last year's final.

Although Messi missed Argentina's first game and victory against Chile due to an injury, he has been the key to success in the little time he has played.

Led by Bravo's stellar effort in goal, Chile earned its fourth straight win since a 2-1 loss to top-ranked Argentina in their Group D opener.

The two teams met in the group stage of the tournament, with Argentina winning 2-1. He entered 15 minutes in the second half and scored three of the five goals.

Messi, who captained the side in his 112th global, nearly grabbed a second eight minutes from time but Guzan turned his shot around the post for a corner.

Since then, he has been close to his impish best, scoring a wonderful curling, dipping free kick against the U.S. on Tuesday while creating goals for Ezequiel Lavezzi and Gonzalo Higuain.

That said, Gonzalo Higuain bringing his hot Napoli form to the competition, Messi continuing to dazzle and the midfield showing its dynamism, Argentina will not get such a chance once again to end their sorry state and bring some trophies back to the nation.

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