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Lionel Messi sets record for most appearances in Copa America history

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Argentina’s captain, Lionel Messi, set a new record for the most appearances in Copa America finals by starting his 35th game against Canada in their Group A clash on Thursday.

This milestone surpasses the previous record held by Chilean goalkeeper Sergio Livingstone, which had stood since 1953.

Messi, Argentina’s all-time leading goalscorer and most-capped player, has been a pivotal figure in international football. The 36-year-old superstar made his debut in the Copa America at just 20 years old during the 2007 tournament.

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Since then, he has become synonymous with Argentine football, leading his team to victory in the 2021 Copa America, a significant triumph in his illustrious career.

Throughout his Copa America tenure, Messi has been remarkably productive, scoring 13 goals and providing 17 assists. His contributions have not only been in numbers but also in the leadership and inspiration he brings to the team.

The record-breaking appearance against Canada underscores Messi’s enduring excellence and commitment to his national team, adding yet another accolade to his storied career.

As he continues to set new benchmarks, Messi’s legacy in the Copa America and international football remains unmatched.

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