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The Barcelona forward retired after Argentina failed to win this year’s Copa America. Yet Lionel Messi has now decided he wishes to continue and help his nation through the current troubles.
Soccer superstar Lionel Messi has said he will appeal a court ruling over tax fraud. He and his father have been fined millions and sentenced to 21 months in prison, but will likely not serve jail time.
Argentina’s Lionel Messi missed the first penalty, upsetting the team’s fans. The player subsequently expressed his desire to retire from international football
After firing over the crossbar with a penalty as Argentina lost the Copa America to Chile, Lionel Messi has said that the national team “is not for me” anymore. He scored 55 goals for Argentina, just short of the record.
Sunday’s Copa America final not only pits Argentina against South American rivals Chile. The match in New Jersey may finally give Lionel Messi the one thing missing from his trophy cabinet: a major international title.
South American champions Chile beat Colombia 2-0 and move a step closer to securing back-to-back Copa America victories. But in the final, the holders will meet a stern test in Argentina and Lionel Messi.
Argentina’s Ezequiel Iván Lavezzi scored the match’s first goal in the third minute of play.
One goal and two assists from Lionel Messi ensured a spot in the final for Argentina where they’ll face either Chile or Colombia. Should they win the competition on Monday they’ll match Uruguay’s record of 15 titles.