Lionel Messi endured a troublesome 13 years in Argentina’s senior facet between his first and second items of silverware, having to remain affected person from his Olympic gold medal in 2008 till lastly lifting silverware on the Copa America in 2021 – he did not have to attend too lengthy for his subsequent trophy with the nationwide crew, although. 

Within the interim interval, Messi suffered heartbreak after heartache, retired and returned. Regardless of being named the Participant of the Event, he and Argentina misplaced the 2014 World Cup last to Germany, earlier than struggling a yr later within the Copa America last after being defeated by Chile on penalties.