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Argentina and Brazil .. Messi awaits a historic appearance in the Copa America final

Argentine star Lionel Messi is waiting for a historic record at the level of the Copa America, while facing his counterpart Brazil, in the final match of the current version 2021, which is scheduled for two in the morning next Sunday at the famous “Maracana” stadium.

Argentine star Messi is preparing to play his 34th match during his career in the Copa America, to become the most participating player in the history of the tournament, equal to the former Chilean star Sergio Livingstone.

The Argentine flea, in the Albasiliste national team shirt, played 33 games in the Copa America before Sunday's match against Brazil, scored 13 goals, provided 17 assists and received 3 yellow cards and a red card.

Messi had played his 150th match with the Argentine national team, against the Colombian team in the last confrontation in the Copa America 2021 semi-final, during which he scored 76 goals, provided 53 assists, received 8 yellow cards and was expelled twice.

Argentina and Brazil

The Argentine flea is the second most played player in the history of the South American continent, behind Ecuadorean Ivan Hurtado, who has 168 matches.

The Argentine team qualified for the Copa America final, after beating its Colombian counterpart 3-2 on penalties, after the end of the regular time with a positive tie 1-1, while the Brazilian team reached the expense of the Peruvian team with a clean goal.

And the Copa America final in its current version will witness a fierce struggle between the star Lionel Messi and his counterpart Neymar, after they played together for 4 years within the ranks of the Spanish team Barcelona, ​​before the latter’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain, where the duo seeks to win the title for the first time in their football career. The Paris star missed the title of the last edition in which the Brazilian team was crowned due to injury, while the Argentine flea failed to win the title during the 2015 and 2016 editions after losing to Chile in the final match.