Messi sets all-time record for Copa America appearances

June 21, 2024 12:28 pm

[Source: Reuters]

Argentina captain Lionel Messi broke the record for the number of appearances at Copa America finals when he started his 35th game against Canada in their Group A clash.

Messi, Argentina’s all-time leading goalscorer and most-capped player, moved ahead of former Chilean goalkeeper Sergio Livingstone, who set the record in 1953.

The 36-year-old made his Copa America debut at 20 years old in 2007, winning the tournament in 2021.

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Messi has scored 13 goals and provided 17 assists at the Copa America.