Lionel Messi, the Argentine professional footballer who captains the Argentina National Team. This player has gained wide popularity around the world and is one of the greatest players of all time.

Messi was unable to win an international title with Argentina which left an asterisk on his name list which has now been erased after winning the Copa America at Maracana Stadium. He finally became an international winner after losing four finals three times in Copa America and one in the World Cup of 2014.

After losing to Chile on penalties in Copa America in 2016, he was very upset and almost lost his hope. He decided to retire from international football but he changed his mind a few weeks later.

Messi forced the inconsistent Argentina team to the World Cup finals in Russia.

In the World Cup finals, his team was defeated by France in the last 16.

Since he failed to score during the knockout stages of the World Cup, doubts were raised against his name on the great list. This was so because he lost at the international level for the fourth time in a row.

But these failures did not deter him from stepping into the Maracana Stadium of Rio to play finals of Copa America. Messi played with all his will and won the international trophy and erased any raised questions against his place on the great list.

Messi has now become one of the greatest inspirations to his fans through the simple art of not giving up no matter the failures that crossed his path.

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