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Messi: Argentina 'fighting' for Copa America glory

Xinhua
17 Jun 2021, 06:18 GMT+10

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Lionel Messi has vowed to keep fighting for Copa America success.

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Argentina captain Lionel Messi has promised the Albiceleste will "continue fighting" in their quest to win a first major trophy in almost three decades at the Copa America in Brazil.

The two-time World Cup winners began the tournament with a 1-1 draw against Chile on Monday after Messi's first-half goal from a free-kick was canceled out by an Eduardo Vargas strike.

Argentina's next clash will be against Uruguay on Friday at the Mane Garrincha stadium in Brasilia.

"We are prepared to compete and we are going to continue fighting to win every game. Let's go Argentina!," Messi wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

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Argentina's last major tournament success came at the 1993 Copa America in Ecuador, where Gabriel Batistuta fired them to a 2-1 win over Mexico in the final.

Messi was a member of the Albiceleste teams that finished runners up at the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 and 2016 editions of the Copa America.

The 33-year-old said earlier this week that winning a title with Argentina was his "biggest dream".

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