Not the first time we have seen a captain ending 28 years drought (MS Dhoni during the 2011 World Cup) and lifting the international trophy. The G.O.A.T. Lionel Messi finally has won an international trophy as Argentina defeated Brazil in the Copa America 2021 final.
You know there is something special about the number 10 jersey. Despite being the greatest of their generation both didn’t have an international trophy in their cabinet. Both waited 28 long years to win the trophy for their country.
What Yuvraj Singh did for Sachin Tendulkar in the 2011 World Cup, Ángel Di María did the same for his captain Leo Messi by scoring a decisive goal in the final of Copa America 2021. They are big tournament players, aren’t they?
After the 1983 World Cup India waited for 28 years for 50 overs World Cup (till 2011). Much like that Argentina was waiting for their Copa America title since 1993 but finally, they broke this streak by winning this edition.
Brazil was the defending champions as they had beaten Argentina in the final of Copa America 2019 but this time Argentina took their revenge. And with this title, Argentina has become the country to win the most Copa America titles (15) along with Uruguay followed by Brazil (9).
The special date for the world of football
On the same date (10th July) back in 2016 by winning Euro 2016 his biggest companion Cristiano Ronaldo had lifted his first international trophy and now in 2021 Messi replicated it.
Both the legends gave everything for their country, clubs or for whichever side they played for. They really deserved to have an international trophy, otherwise, it would have been very unfair for their sensational career.
Probably, you don’t want your heroes to retire with a regret or without any international title in their career. Both are on the verge of their career and after a few years, we may not see them in action again.
The whole world (except Brazilians) wanted Argentina to win this for Messi and finally after so long they did it. Whether it’s the 2014 FIFA World Cup final or the Copa America finals, Messi had only got heartbreaks. But this time finally after going through so much in his career he has an international trophy in his cabinet.
“Greater things take time, you just have to keep working for it without giving up”.
Well, Messi has certainly proved this phase right by showing sheer determination and dedication throughout this career.
Well done champ! Much deserved 🙂
So that was all about Lionel Messi. Another big game coming tonight where England will take on Italy in the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley.
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