The star footballer has sent a video message for a 100-year-old viral TikTok star, who is an ardent fan of Messi.
Brazil defender Thiago Silva said Argentina deserves Copa America champions after the Albiceleste's 1-0 victory over the tournament host in Saturday's final.
Lionel Messi scored his 76th international goal and is now only one shy of Pele for the South American record as Argentina beat Ecuador 3-0 to progress to the semifinals of the Copa America.
Two penalty shootout saves by goalkeeper David Ospina put Colombia in the semifinals of Copa America after a 0-0 draw with Uruguay in regular time and kept alive its hopes of a first Copa title since...
Argentina has Lionel Messi, history, and form going for it heading into its Copa America quarterfinal against Ecuador on Saturday.
Alejandro Gomez was also on target for the second successive match before Erwin Saavedra pulled a goal back for La Verde early in the second half.
The tournament hosts began the match on Sunday with Neymar and several other regular first-team players on the bench as head coach Tite continued his rotation policy.
Argentina secured its place in the quarter-finals of Copa America on Monday when it beat Paraguay 1-0 in a game notable for Lionel Messi’s record-equalling 147th appearance for the national side.
Peru defeated Colombia 2-1 to keep alive its chances of advancing to the knockout stage of Copa America.
Argentina defeated Uruguay 1-0 in its second match at Copa America, making Lionel Messi’s team co-leaders of Group A alongside Chile with four points each.