Lionel Messi and his teammates are a good sign for the opponent to encounter them in the knockout stages of the Copa America and the World Cup.
Statistics began at the Copa America 2011. At home league that year, Argentina finished second in Group A and finished second in Group C, Uruguay in the quarterfinals. Diego Perez opened the scoring for Uruguay in the fifth minute, before Gonzalo Higuain equalized 1-1 after 12 minutes.
No tables have been added during the rest of the time, the two teams have to decide to win or lose with the shootout. All five Uruguayan players successfully shot, while Carlos Tevez failed in the third series, causing the host to stop in the eight-team round. After overcoming the heavyweight candidate for the championship, Oscar Tabarez’s teacher won Peru 2-0 and Paraguay 3-0 to reach the top of South America.
In 2013 Copa America was not held, so the next big tournament that Argentina attended was the World Cup 2014. At this time, Messi has kept the captain’s armband. He scored four goals in the group stage, helping the tango team to keep top of Group F with three wins.
At the eighth round, Argentina overtook Switzerland thanks to Angel Di Maria’s only 118th minute goal. Also with the minimum victory, the two-time world championship team overcame Belgium in the quarterfinals, before winning the Netherlands in a penalty shootout in the semi-finals. In the final match against Germany, Argentina received a bitter in the 113 minutes when substitute substitute Mario Gotze scored the only goal, bringing the world championship to the “Tank”.
In the 2015 Copa America and 2016, Argentina all meet Chile in the final and lose in the shootout with 1-4 and 2-4 respectively. In both matches, Messi and his team were unable to score goals during the parlay match. They were mentally depressed at the moment of brainstorming and failure. In it, Messi is the first to fail in the 2016 match.
The scenario lost to the recurring champion with Argentina in the 2018 World Cup. Under the guidance of Jorge Sampaoli, the tango team was almost eliminated from the group stage and only won the next round in the final round by beating Nigeria 2-1, after a 1-1 draw and lost to Croatia 0-3.
The second place in the group brought them to Group C – France – in the eighth round. Two teams devoted to the match-winning audience, with seven goals. Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring on the 11th minute in the 13th minute, but four minutes before the first half closed, Di Maria scored a long shot to equalize 1-1. Three minutes after the break, defender Gabriel Mercado took Argentina up. However, France scored three goals in more than 10 minutes, thanks to Benzamin Pavard and a double from Kylian Mbappe, before Sergio Aguero reduced the score to 3-4 in injury time. After winning Argentina, France overcame Uruguay with the score 2-0, beating Belgium 1-0 and lowering Croatia 4-2 in the final to the second world championship.
In the tournament that took place in Brazil, Argentina also struggled to get through the group stage, before beating Venezuela 2-0 in the quarterfinals. In the semi-final against Brazil host, Lionel Scaloni’s teachers lost 0-2 by Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino’s goals. Brazil then reached the final and easily defeated Peru 3-1 to win the Copa America 2019.