Lionel Messi misses penalty as Chile beats Argentina to grab Copa America 2016 title

The unfortunate final defeat streak is following Argentina, as they lost the final match of Copa America against Chile on June 27, 2016.

This is the third consecutive time that Argentina is losing the final of a major Football tournament. The team under the leadership of Superstar Lionel Messi has lost their previous final games in World Cup 2014 and Copa 2015.

Penalty Shootout (4-2) decided the fate of this match, when the initial ninety minutes and the extra time remained goal less.

Through this match, Lionel Messi became a tragic hero, as he missed the penalty kick which paved the way for Argentina’s defeat.

Chile Beats Argentina To Grab Copa America 2016 Title

The football legend who played a crucial role in determining the team’s journey in this tournament failed to meet his expectations in the last match.

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Many criticizers have now started blaming Messi for the defeat, and they claim that Maradona’s words on Lionel’s bad captaincy have come true.

Higueine too missed a golden opportunity in the last moments of second half, which added the salt in the wound for the Argentinian side.

Full credit behind Chile’s win should be given to their defenders and their goal keeper Claudio Bravo. More than three defenders marked Messi all the time, and it helped Chile to lock the International Superstar in the most perfect manner.

Now, many reports have started surfacing in the internet stating that Messi has retired from International Football. Renowned news agency Reuters also tweeted this news through their official social media handle, and it adds up the credibility of this information.

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Messi, except the grand finale has performed to his best, and the news about his retirement is being called untimely by many football experts. Millions of Lionel Messi Fans all around the globe are shocked after hearing this news, as Messi has announced this during the peak of his career.

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