Argentina won the 2021 Copa America thanks to a 1-0 win over Brazil in the final at the Maracana, Sunday (11/7/2021) morning WIB. Angel Di Maria scored the differentiating goal for both teams in the 22nd minute.
The title has a big meaning for Messi. This is his main trophy with the Argentina national team (senior level), after failing to win three times in the Copa America (2007, 2015, 2016) and once in the World Cup (2014).
Over the years, achievements Lionel Messi in the Argentine national team routinely in the spotlight. In fact, sometimes there are also Argentineans who question his commitment to the national team, given the contrast of La Pulga’s achievements at club level with Barcelona.
Before bringing Argentina to champions America’s Cup 2021, Messi has indeed brought the tango team to win the 2008 Olympic gold medal. But in the realm of football, the Olympic gold medal cannot be considered a major trophy. Before that, Messi had also helped Argentina win the 2005 U-20 World Cup, but that didn’t happen at the senior level either.
Since his debut for the Argentine national team (senior) in 2005, Lionel Messi who is now 34 years old has finally won the trophy as well. He needed 34 appearances in six editions of the Copa America to finally win with his national team.
After the success in the 2021 Copa America, in September Lionel Messi cs will return to undergo a series of qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup.
The public of the Tango team certainly hopes that Messi will not only be able to bring his country through to the main round next year, but at the same time become a champion by taking advantage of the success in the competition. America’s Cup 2021 as a starting point.
(krs / aff)