Some people are making a fuss about the fact that Lionel Messi has 76 goals for Argentina, just one fewer than Pele's total for Brazil, which is the record for South American male players. Others are making a fuss about the prospect of Copa America glory propelling Messi to another world player of the year award. The man himself, however, is unlikely to be concerned with either topic.
Italy rode three second-half goals to a 3-0 win over Turkey in Group A of the opening match of the 2020 European Championship in Rome on Friday. Postponed by a year, the biggest footballing event since the coronavirus brought the world to a halt, kicked off Friday at the Stadio Olimpico -- a milestone both for European and world sports.