Leo Messi, in a match with Argentina in the Copa América

POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE EFFECTS

The possible 'effects' of the Copa América final on Messi's future

Published:9/07/2021 - 19:55h

Updated:9/07/2021 - 19:55h

Messi can get his first great title with the Argentina team. If he wins it, it will be a very positive moment for him ... If not, there may be consequences

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This Sunday by the morning (2:00 h in Spain) Brazil and Argentina confront in the final of the Glass America, in the emblematic stadium Maracaná. The 'canarinha' can repeat title (after winning it in 2019) or the 'albiceleste' can impose and sign a new 'maracanazo' and make history in the football sudamericano, adding his first title in 28 years, after defeats after defeats in the last years.

All the focuses are on Leo Messi, the one who is being of far the best player of the Glass America, with 4 goals and five assistances. 'The Flea' is to the doors to fulfil his big dream and win his first title with the absolute selection of his country. It supposes a challenge, this yes, because they confront to a Brazil that seems invincible (register 13 parties without losing, with twelve victories and a tie) and that has like leader to Neymar Jr, that this Sunday will become the main 'enemy' of Leo inside the terrain of game.

The case is that it is one of the most important nights for the player of 34 years and can have a lot of weight in his decisions of face to the future, especially in the selection. Already Messi has accumulated too many disappointments with the 'albiceleste' (defeats in the Glass America 2007, 2015 and 2016) in addition to the final of the World-wide of 2014, in which they fell in front of Germany. After losing in front of Chile, in batch of penaltis, in his last big final, already took a decision (of which afterwards arrepintió) and can that if the result is negative, there is a new consequence.

In this opportunity, Messi confessed that "win with Argentina is what more wanted to but already were four finals and is clear that is not for me". Now his situation is much more complicated (is 34 years old and for the World-wide of Catar will have 35), by what will remain to see if it will follow defending the selection albiceleste or will give the "goodbye' definite. This, in the worst of the cases. It will be a situation that Leo will try to avoid, because the conviction and ambition that has showed in the tournament has been tremenda. It wants the title and goes to do absolutely everything for achieving it.

And afterwards... Decision with the Barça

Justo after contesting the final of the Glass America, Leo Messi will live some holidays until the month of August with his future, also to level of clubs, for deciding. It has not concretised the renewal of his agreement with the FC Barcelona, after his bond with the Barcelona entity finalised the past 30 June. As you report them (and what has desvelado Laporta), his intention is to remain, but the situation is complicated.

The Barça finds in the research of the ideal formula to free his mass salarial and do him a gap to 'The Flea' of face to the next season respecting the 'fair play' financial, but is an operation that requires long, patience and concrete actions. Laporta is finding A lot of problems on the way and it will be necessary to expect to see how (and when) achieves to fulfil with his big aim to retain to Leo in the Camp Nou by two years more.

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