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U.S. Counterterrorism Coordinator and Ambassador Nathan Sales speaks at a Wilson Center forum in Washington, July 12, 2019.(M. Lipin, VOA Persian)

US backs Argentina’s bid to prosecute Iran’s agents in ’94 attack

The United States is backing a renewed Argentine effort to prosecute Iranian and Hezbollah agents accused of plotting a deadly 1994 attack on a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.
Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on Sunday to win the Copa America.

No Neymar, no problem as Brazil begin new Copa reign

As Brazil geared up for the Copa America last month, a Neymar-induced pall of doom and gloom threatened to scupper the host nation’s chances before a ball had even been kicked.
Neymar has hinted that his future lies in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, despite speculation regarding a move to Real Madrid continuing to bubble away in the background.

Paris Saint Germain fumes over Neymar’s absence at training

French champions Paris Saint Germain are fuming over the failure of their most expensive player Neymar to show up for pre-season training on Monday.
Chile’s Gary Medel and Argentina’s Lionel Messi are both shown the red card by the referee Mario Díaz de Vivar. Ueslei Marcelino-Reuters

Brazil coach Tite tells Lionel Messi to show some respect after ‘corruption comments’

Brazil coach Tite told Lionel Messi to show some respect following claims from the Argentina captain that the Copa America had been “fixed” so the hosts would win.
Gabriel Jesus has apologised for his explosive reaction to his Copa America final red card for Brazil.

Gabriel Jesus apologises for Copa America final tantrum

Gabriel Jesus has apologised for his explosive reaction to his Copa America final red card for Brazil.
Thiago Silva says it is natural for Lionel Messi to be frustrated with the referee after losing, suggesting Paris Saint-Germain had similar feelings in defeat to Barcelona in 2017.

Thiago Silva: Lionel Messi played the referee against Paris Saint-Germain

Thiago Silva says it is natural for Lionel Messi to be frustrated with the referee after losing, suggesting Paris Saint-Germain had similar feelings in defeat to Barcelona in 2017.
Lionel Messi wasn't just unhappy with the conditions in Porto Alegre, as he explained that the pitches have also been poor in Argentina's previous matches - in Belo Horizonte and Salvador.

Tite: Lionel Messi must accept ‘when he loses’

Brazil beat Messi’s Argentina lineup in the semifinals and clinched the title Sunday with a 3-1 win over Peru for their first Copa since 2007 and ninth overall.
Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on Sunday to win the Copa America.

Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win Copa America

Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus made one goal, scored another and was sent off in the second half as they beat Peru 3-1 on Sunday to win the Copa America.

Inter Milan confirm Diego Godin signing

Inter have confirmed the signing of former Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin on a three-year deal.
Thiago Silva labelled Lionel Messi the greatest player of all-time ahead of Brazil's Copa America semi-final showdown against Argentina.

Thiago Silva: Lionel Messi is the greatest player in history

Thiago Silva labelled Lionel Messi the greatest player of all-time ahead of Brazil's Copa America semi-final showdown against Argentina.

Copa America: Alisson Becker calls for focus from Brazil after nervy shoot-out success

Star goalkeeper Alisson has urged Brazil to quickly turn their attention to the Copa America semi-finals following a "deserved" victory over Paraguay on penalties in Porto Alegre.
Edinson Cavani, left, of Uruguay celebrates a goal with teammate Luis Suarez against Chile at the Maracana. The 1-0 win saw Uruguay progress to the quarter-finals as Group C winners, with Chile also advancing in second place. EPA

Copa America: Edinson Cavani heads Uruguay over Chile

Edinson Cavani’s header eight minutes from time from Jonathan Rodriguez’s cross propelled Uruguay on Monday above Chile and into, what looks on paper at least, an easier last eight challenge against Peru.
Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho always happy to play with Neymar as Barcelona return talk builds

Philippe Coutinho considers Neymar to be a “superstar” and would welcome the opportunity to potentially play alongside a Brazil international team-mate at Barcelona.
Dani Alves announced he was leaving Paris St-Germain on Sunday, just hours after captaining Brazil to a 5-0 win over Peru in the Copa America and chipping in with a goal.

Dani Alves announces Paris Saint-Germain departure

Dani Alves has announced his decision to leave Ligue 1 winners Paris Saint-Germain.
Men look at a cutout image of Pope Francis as another person takes a picture of the cutout itself, days ahead of the papal visit to the United Arab Emirates, at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Dubai on January 30, 2019. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE - AFP)

Vatican opens debate on married priests

The Vatican has formally opened debate on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass.
The rape allegation levelled at Neymar could prompt the Brazil forward to skip the Copa America, according to Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) vice-president Francisco Noveletto.

Rape allegation could force Neymar to miss Copa America – CBF chief

The rape allegation levelled at Neymar could prompt the Brazil forward to skip the Copa America, according to Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) vice-president Francisco Noveletto.
Andy Robertson was full of admiration for Alisson after the Liverpool goalkeeper’s superb display in the 2-0 Champions League final win over Tottenham.

Andy Robertson: Alisson performance in Champions League final was ‘an absolute joke’

Andy Robertson was full of admiration for Alisson after the Liverpool goalkeeper’s superb display in the 2-0 Champions League final win over Tottenham.
Brazil's forward Neymar attends a training session at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 21, 2018 on the eve of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica. | AFP PHOTO | GABRIEL BOUYS

Neymar misses Brazil training with knee injury

Neymar was unable to train with his Brazil team-mates on Thursday due to a knee problem, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) confirmed.

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