Copa America
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Wednesday:


Scotland hosts Ukraine in Glasgow for the right to play Wales on Sunday for a place at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — European champion Italy and Copa America winner Argentina will play each other in London on June 1, UEFA and CONMEBOL said Wednesday.
ZURICH (AP) — Patrick Schick’s 45-meter (50-yard) shot for the Czech Republic and Erik Lamela’s rabona flick for Tottenham in a north London derby are among Puskas Award candidates announced by FIFA Monday.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay coach Óscar Tabárez was fired Friday amid his team’s poor run in World Cup qualifying.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil and Argentina have already secured their direct spots at next year’s World Cup, but are approaching Qatar very differently.
ZURICH (AP) — France’s Nations League title moved the country’s national team up to No. 3 in Thursday’s FIFA rankings.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Not long ago, Argentina supporters didn’t have much affection for Lionel Messi. He was respected for all those Ballon d’Ors but considered cold-hearted in comparison to Diego Maradona.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil has won all nine matches in World Cup qualifying so far and could well make it 10 on Sunday at Colombia.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — European champion Italy will play Copa America winner Argentina next year, helping their governing bodies UEFA and CONMEBOL build closer ties amid power struggles with FIFA over the future of soccer.
SAO PAULO (AP) — When Brazil hosts Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier, it may not be fair to call it a rematch of the Copa America final from less than two months ago.
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Striker Paulo Dybala was called up to the Argentina squad for the first time in almost two years Monday after an impressive start to the season with Juventus.
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham signed center back Cristian Romero from Atalanta on Friday, two weeks after securing goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from the same Italian club.
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Mikel Oyarzabal helped Spain into a second semifinal in a month. Brazil remains on track for a quick return to another final.
YOKOMAHA, Japan (AP) — The jig of joy seven minutes into his Olympic debut showed just why Richarlison was so determined to be allowed by Everton to come to Japan.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uruguayan forward Brian Rodríguez has returned to Los Angeles FC after a brief loan spell with UD Almería in Spain’s second division.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There were 179 known COVID-19 cases related to the Copa America, Brazil’s health ministry said on Monday, up 13 from its previous update 17 days ago.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Colombia’s Luis Díaz finished Copa America as the top scorers in the tournament with four goals each.
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Ángel Di María once admitted that he sought out a psychologist to help him deal with the trauma of his performance in finals.
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Argentina finally made Lionel Messi cry with joy.

After losing four times in finals, early exits in major tournaments and even a decision to retire from the national team, the superstar celebrated a much-awaited title with Argentina at Saturday’s 1-0 win against Brazil in the Maracana Stadium.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil trusted its defense even more than Neymar to keep its Copa America title. It was a move that failed.
Lionel Messi’s Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final to secure the national team’s first title in 28 years and the superstar’s first major international trophy.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Brazil’s Neymar were picked as the two best players of the Copa America just before they met in the final on Saturday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — CONMEBOL said guests at the Copa America final on Saturday brought false COVID-19 tests to Maracana Stadium.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Colombia beat Peru 3-2 on Friday in the third-place match at Copa America after striker Luis Díaz scored a pair of goals, one of them assisted by goalkeeper Camilo Vargas.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil and Argentina have several keys that could see either team win the Copa America title on Saturday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro officials are allowing Copa America organizers to invite thousands of COVID-19-tested fans into the final at Maracana Stadium between Brazil and Argentina on Saturday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A contest between Neymar and Lionel Messi is how many fans perceive the Copa America final between Brazil and Argentina.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Few teams want to play a third-place match in any tournament, even less so during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that’s not the case for Colombia and Peru at the Copa America.
BUENOS AIRES (AP) — The most improvised Copa América will have the final most of the fans dreamed of.
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — It will be Lionel Messi’s Argentina against Neymar’s Brazil in the Copa America final on Saturday at the historic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.