Lionel Messi though could not get what he has always dreamed of, that is the international major, but once again settled for the 3rd place position.
Although the tournament has been a bad one for the Barcelona star, who complained of the poor pitch of the host nations, and the poor performance of the team.
However, that is not just the only problem the Argentina star has got to deal with this season, he is just having a very bad season.
Him loosing out painfully to the Premier League side, Liverpool, having won their first leg in Camp Nou.
He could not get a chance to participate in the UEFA Champions league final. So devasated!!!
He went on to represent his beloved country Argentina in the COPA America, hosted by Brazil, and he sides struggled to make it out of the group stage, thanks to their last group match.
They eventually made it to the semi-final ,but was knock out by Brazil, which Messi claimed the officiating favoured the host nation.
Argentina met Chile their greatest rival in the 3rd place match, and this made Lionel Messi record yet another history, after getting a red card for the second time in his career.
His first red card was also gotten while playing for his country Argentina, this came has a shock to the five time ballon do,r winner.
He was sent off from the pitch, but his team eventually won the match.
Messi snubbed the medal ceremony, and blamed his team failure to win the long awaited trophy on the South Africa governing body.
Saying he “did not want to be part of this corruption” and claimed his squad “shouldn’t have to be part of this disrespect we suffered during the Copa America”.
“We could have gone further but we weren’t allowed into the final. Corruption, referees and all the rest stopped people from enjoying the football”, the Argentinian star explained.
His two year could mean , he wont take part in the 2022 world cup qualification, and as well as the 2020 Copa America, hosted by his homeland.
After the match, the organisation CONMEBOL accused Messi of showing disrespect to the organisation that has been working endlessly to ensure South America Football is of standard.
“In football, sometimes you lose and sometimes you win. One of the fundamental pillars of fair play is to accept the results and the refereeing decisions with respect”, its statement said.
The host nation , eventually won the Copa America , beating Peru in a comfortable 3-1 win.