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Today's Headlines: Lionel Messi's contract with Barcelona expires, Copa America quarter final fixtures.

Barcelona and Argentina midfielder, Lionel Messi is currently a free a agent, after his contract with the Spanish club expired in the early hours of Thursday 1st July 2021. Messi is not considering a move to English Premier League, Manchester City precisely, or to the French side, Paris Saint-Germain.

Barcelona president, Juan Laporta, during a press conference yesterday, said that Barcelona wants Lionel Messi to stay and Messi wants to stay. They are in the process to find solution to both parties, as the club have the issue of financial fair play.

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Messi and Argentina have qualified to the quarter finals of the ongoing 2021 Copa America,which was hosted by South American side, Brazil. Leo scored two goals in Argentina last group stage match against Bolivia to see him as the top scorer in the tournament.

Argentina will face Ecuador in the quarter finals on Sunday 4th July. And if they secure a win here, they will face either Uruguay or Colombia in the semi final.

Photo Credit: Planet Sport.

Brazil will take on Chile in the last 8 on Saturday 3rd July, and the winner here will face either Peru or Paraguay in the semi final.

Messi is likely and hoping to lead Argentina to the final this year and as well secure the trophy for his country, considering the fact that they are going to face easy opponents till final.

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