Lionel Messi and Argentina lost four Copa America finals before finally winning the 2021 edition, beating host country Brazil 1-0 in the finals. Lionel Messi finally celebrated winning a senior international trophy for his country Argentina, something he had wanted for years.
Messi's other trophies for Argentina are the 2005 FIFA U20 World Cup as well as the Olympics football gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 in China. Finally winning a senior international trophy is something that has released Lionel Messi and he fully expresses happiness when playing for Argentina.
Argentina beat Uruguay, the country of Lionel Messi's brlest friend in the World Cup qualifier CONMEBOL edition. After the match Messi posted a photo of the team and wrote a caption saying how happy he is to be part of the team and have his teammates.
The two players in the national team that so much like Messi and were determined to win the Copa America for him in June was goalkeeper Emi Martinez and midfielder Rodrigo de Paul. Messi recently called Emi Martinez the best goalkeeper in the world.