Is Lionel Messi just destined not to win an international trophy?
Despite all his incredible achievements with Barcelona, it seems the stars simply aren’t aligned for Messi to match that very same success in the blue and white stripes of Argentina.
It’s not difficult to understand why this summer’s Copa America is being viewed as one Messi’s final opportunities to collect silverware with his country.
Messi is now creeping deeper into his thirties and the competition to name South America’s finest footballing nation has been particularly cruel to him over the years.
The Barcelona super star came up short during the 2007, 2015 and 2016 finals as well as suffering defeat to Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final.