Lionel Messi is the best footballer in the world but even the best can be human. The Copa America final showed us why. Messi missed a crucial penalty in the match as Argentina lost the final. It also triggered the international retirement of the Argentine. You can watch the full video below. The football world is in double shock. Firstly, Messi missed that penalty which everyone though he would not, cannot. And secondly how can he retire at 29 is the question everyone seems to be asking. Go figure out. (Also see: Copa America 2016: Chile edge out Argentina to retain Copa America crown)Also Read - Paris Saint-Germain vs RB Leipzig Live Streaming UEFA Champions League in India: Preview, Predicted XIs - Where to Watch PSG vs LEP Live Football Stream Online Today; TV Telecast in India
Holders Chile stunned Argentina to win the Copa America in a penalty shoot-out as Messi’s title curse struck again. Messi blazed a penalty over the bar in the shoot-out before Lucas Biglia missed to leave Chile’s Francisco Silva with the task of stroking home the winning spot-kick. Also Read - India Blank Nepal 3-0, Win SAAF Championship For 8th Time; Sunil Chhetri Equals Lionel Messi With 80 Goals
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It was a carbon copy of last year’s Copa America final, also won by Chile on penalties after a goalless draw. Argentina’s players meanwhile were left disconsolate as they digested a third defeat in a major final following losses to Germany in the 2014 World Cup and Chile in last year’s Copa. The defeat also ensured Argentina’s 23-year wait for a major title — and a first for five-time world player of the year Messi — continued. Listen in to know more on Messi.
The final had gone to penalties after finishing deadlocked at 0-0 after 120 minutes. Both sides were reduced to 10 men in the first half as Brazilian referee Heber Lopes struggled to get a grip on an ill-tempered contest played in front of a crowd of 82,026. (With agency inputs)