Di Maria quits
Lavezzi quits going to China
Argentinagate. Sore losers
If you watched Messi's interview, being a sore loser has nothing to do with it. He's completely devastated and emotionally drained. He gave everything he had in four title matches, and Argentina lost them all. He said he gave it everything and it just wasn't enough. Later in the interview, he said four losses in a row means it's time for a change.
As someone who lived in Argentina for 12 years and witnessed the "polemicas" and media treatment, I understand perfectly why he feels done. He's the best player in the world, and he gets consistent grief from his countrymen. When he genuinely makes a mistake like tonight's penalty, he gets crucified. When Higuain misses wide open goals every final, Messi gets crucified. If you don't win everything, you're trash.
Meanwhile, in Barcelona, he'll be a legend forever. His family is taken care of, he's surrounded by talented players and a great support system, and he's a clutch winner. Also, Barcelona pays his salary.
"Se terminó para mí la Selección. Es una decisión tomada".
It's still arguable. They lost 2-1 in their last match and they beat Argentina only in penalties.
That said, with Argentina's poor performance Chile definitely deserved the Cup.
Martino should be sacked.
Higuain should never start for Argentina again.
Biglia should never do penalties again.
Messi fucked up but he's done enough for the team that he gets one.
Chile again winning by just waiting, Argentina selfdestroys.
I'll give Chile credit they're a resilient team with multiple world-class players and great team play. They slayed the Spain witch and beat Messi in 2 finals. Messi was broken like a teenage girl on the sidelines. Those are amazing feats that validate Chile's class.
The whole Messi thing aside, this has been a fantastic Copa. Congrats to Chile on a wonderful tournament. Thanks to all the other countries who participated. This Copa had surprises, shocks and a whole lot of emotion. I'm not a fan of the tournament being held in the USA every time, but at least the football on display was wonderful. Cheers!
/plays the wrong anthem
edit: is Salsa still banned?
I really hope Messi reconsiders his decision, he is too awesome to quit.
Besides that, can you imagine what his sponsors are thinking right now?
I can bet whatever you want they'll pull all the strings available to make him come back to the national team. There is too much money involved.
Seeing how Messi was absolutely broken after missing that penalty kick, I don't think anyone can claim he doesn't care about playing for his country.
Streak gone. It endured long enough.So, after forgetting to comment all day...
- US lost. Foregone conclusion. Congrats to Columbia.
- The finale goes to penalty kicks.
- Messi MISSES lmao
- That ref was amazing.
- Congrats to Chile!
Really? Did ESPN ever held the rights and just decided not to use them? Did they at least resell them instead of paying for them and sitting on them doing nothing!?Probably, but will it be on TV? ESPN never cared enough to televise Copa America even when they held the rights. Copa America 2015 wasn't on US television with the exception of Telemundo.