Argentina at the Tip of the Horn, It’s Messi’s Misfortune Fate
Lionel Messi apparently had a bad luck while playing for his country, Argentina. Several times Messi should bite the fingers because Albiceleste often fail.
La Pulga bad luck with Argentina seems to be able to continue to see the current situation in the 2018 World Cup qualifying zone South America (Conmebol). They are in danger of failing to qualify for Russia in the summer of next year as they are sixth with one match remaining.
In the last four games, Messi et al difficulty to get the victory. Latest, they were held to a 0-0 draw in Peru duel in Buenos Aires on Thursday (5/10/2017) or Friday morning local time, so their fate to Russia is determined in the last game, October 10 or October 11 morning WIB, at the headquarters of Ecuador.
Not the first time Messi with Argentina fared bad luck. He has already achieved minor results so this Barcelona star has never lifted the prestigious trophy with his country.
The first time in 2007, Messi failed to get the Copa America trophy for losing to Brazil in the final. In the following years, the goddess Fortuna has not been on the left-handed striker’s side.
Even since 2014-2016, Messi experienced misfortune for 3 years in a row. Here’s a row of misfortune Messi with Argentina for three consecutive years as collected BolaSport.com:
1. Failed 2014 World Cup Champion
Argentina managed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup final held in Brazil. At the top of the party, Messi et al met European giants who have a good tradition in the four-year event, Germany.
Argentina’s ambition to lift the trophy in the country rivals are vanished. Goal Mario Goetze goal in extra time to make Messi et al should be bowed flagging and must accept the reality of being runner-up.
2. Failed the 2015 Copa America Champion
In the following year after the 2014 World Cup, Argentina appeared at the Copa America event held in Chile. Argentina managed to penetrate the final round but good fortune has not been in favor of Messi.
The Tango team must lose dramatically through the penalty shootout against the host, Chile.
3. Failed the 2016 Copen America Centenario Champion
The next year in the 2016 Copa America Centenario tournament, the fate of apes again befall Messi with Argentina. Again, the trophy that is in front of the eyes of Argentina must be the property of another country.
The top party this time was a repeat of the Copa America edition the previous year, where Argentina again met Chile. Messi et al again swallowed the bitter pill for losing in a penalty shootout.
After the defeat, Messi revealed a controversial sentence that says that he was tired of the Argentine national team and will retire. Apparently Messi pulled back his words that back into captain of Team Tango.
Well, if they fail to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, then Messi and Argentina will be unlucky for four years in a row!