Eduardo Vargas cancelled out a trademark free-kick from Lionel Messi as Chile held Argentina to a 1-1 draw at the Copa América in Brazil.
The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) plans to start immunising players due to appear at this year’s Copa América as soon as the arrival of the promised Chinese Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines, due in May, takes place.
Argentinian and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been recognised for his work both on and off the field, as he was named the Champion for Peace of the Year on the final day of the 2020 Peace and Sport Awards.
Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, Portugal and Juventus attacker Cristiano Ronaldo and France and Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé have all been nominated for The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020, following the release of the shortlists.
Footballer Lionel Messi has donated €500,000 ($540,000/£447,000) to help hospitals in his native Argentina as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
The Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award has been shared for the first time, with Lewis Hamilton and Lionel Messi the recipients, while Simone Biles has won the women's award for the third time in four years.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or, football's most prestigious individual prize, for a record sixth time.
Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe won FIFA's The Best Awards for men's and women's player of the year at the ceremony in Milan.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Virgil Van Dijk have been named as finalists for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award in the annual Best FIFA Football Awards™.
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi have been included among the list of nominees for the men's prize in the Best FIFA Football Awards.