Lost 3 consecutive big finals, retired disappointed… now Lionel Messi made history copa america 2021 Lionel Messi finally won a major title with his national team after argentina beat brazil– News18

New Delhi. Lionel Messi’s team Argentina finally managed to win a major title for the first time in 28 years. Argentina defeated Brazil 1-0 in the title match of the Copa America. Under Messi’s captaincy, Argentina has won a title for the first time. Earlier, the team had won this title in 1993. Angel Di Maria scored the only goal in the final and this goal also fulfilled Messi’s dream.
What this victory means for Messi, can be gauged from the fact that after losing 4 consecutive finals (3 finals under his captaincy), he retired in 2016 at the age of just 29 years old. But on the persuasion of the President, he made a comeback and now finally succeeded in winning the big title. In addition to scoring four goals, Messi helped the team’s players to score five goals.

Had retired after losing 4 big finals
– In the final of the 2007 Copa America, Argentina suffered a 3–0 defeat at the hands of Brazil. Although the command of the team was with Roberto Ayala at that time, Messi was a part of this team and he was shocked by this big defeat at a young age.
– Messi was captaining the Argentina team in the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and in the final they lost 1–0 to Germany.
– Messi broke his heart again in the 2015 Copa America. Messi was yet to come out of the World Cup defeat that Chile defeated 4-1 in a penalty shootout in the 2015 Copa America final.
In 2016, once again Argentina’s captain Messi’s dream was broken. In the final of the Copa America, Chile defeated 4-2 in a penalty shootout.

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Messi was so broken in the defeat in three consecutive finals that he announced his retirement as soon as he lost the final in 2016. This was a surprise decision by Messi for everyone. But he returned and led the team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and the 2019 Copa America, but the defeat did not leave the chase even then. Now Messi was able to fulfill his dream and by defeating the team from where this series of defeats started. That is, defeating Brazil, which won the title in 2007 by defeating Argentina.

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