Reuters / Ueslei Marcelino
Argentine star Lionel Messi, captain of the “Tango” team, seeks to win the Copa America title for the first time in his history, scheduled from July 13 to July 10 in Brazil.
Lionel Messi, 33, participated in the Copa America five times (2007, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2019).
The Argentine “flea” played 27 matches for the “Tango” team in the Copa America (2277 minutes), during which he scored 9 goals, in addition to 13 assists.
The Argentine “flea” suffered the bitterness of defeat in the Copa America final twice with his country against Chile in (2015 and 2016) on penalties (4-1) and (4-2), respectively.
Messi received 3 yellow cards throughout his participation in the Copa America, in addition to one red card in his match against Chile, which was held at the Arena Corinthians, to determine the third and fourth places in the 2019 edition.
The Argentine national team is scheduled to start its campaign in the tournament against its Chilean counterpart, next Tuesday, in the first group competitions, which also includes Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia.