Football

Messi contends for golden boot at Copa America

June 14, 2024 12:07 pm

Lionel Messi, Christian Pulisic and Vinícius Júnior, [Source: goal.com]

Lionel Messi is a top contender for the Golden Boot alongside Vinícius Júnior and Christian Pulisic at the Copa America, which starts next Friday.

The eight-time Ballon d’Or winner has been in exceptional form at the club level, with 12 goals and 12 assists for Inter Miami this season.

The 36-year-old scored seven goals in Qatar in 2022, leading La Albiceleste to a FIFA World Cup title and finishing second in the race for the Golden Boot.

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Rumors suggest this may be his final Copa America, but regardless, Messi is still expected to make a significant impact.

Argentina takes on Canada in the opening match at 12pm next Friday.

The Copa America will be LIVE on FBC Sports.