Messi criticised after Argentina reach Copa America final 15:45

Argentina national team striker and captain Lionel Messi said after the team reached the final of the Copa America that the tournament was very difficult, citing poor pitches as one reason. His words provide guidance TyC Sports.

“It’s a very difficult Cup, with very bad pitches, very high temperatures and very strong teams,” Messi said.

On the night of July 10, Moscow time, Argentina defeated Canada in the semi-finals of the tournament. The match, which took place at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, USA, ended with a score of 2-0. The goals in this match were scored by Julian Alvarez, assisted by Rodrigo De Paul, and Messi, assisted by Enzo Fernandez. This was Messi’s first goal in the tournament.

In the Copa America final, the Argentine national team will face the winner of the match between the Uruguayan and Colombian national teams.

Argentina and Canada faced each other in the first round of the group stage of the Copa America, with Messi’s team winning (2:0) with goals from Julián Alvarez and Lautaro Martinez. The Argentines won all three of their Group A matches, and Canada qualified for the play-offs in second place, having beaten Peru (1:0) and drawn with Chile (0:0).

In the quarterfinals, both teams won in the penalty shootout; Argentina defeated Ecuador (1:1, 4-2) and Canada was stronger than Venezuela (1:1, 4-2).

Previously Alexander Mostovoy compared Messi and Maradona.

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Source: Gazeta

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