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The mark that will surpass Lionel Messi with his debut in the Glass America 2024

During the morning of this Friday (2:00 hours CEST) inaugrará the Glass America 2024 with the party between Argentina and Canada in Mercedes-Benz Stadium of Georgia. United States will house the appointment futbolística more important in the American continent, with the debut of a selection ‘albiceleste’ that it wants to revalidate the title that won in 2021 and after turning into the champions of the world in 2022.

Lionel Messi arrives in a big moment and with all the ballots to head to his country to a new title, that would be the sixth of his career with Argentina (World-wide Sub 20 of the 2005, the Olympic games 2008 in Peking, Glass America 2021, Finalissima 2022 and the Glass of the World 2022). Everything seems to indicate to that will be present in the duel against Canada and will break the enésimo record of his professional career.

The record ‘special’ that it can reach Leo Messi

The exfutbolista of the FC Barcelona, if it sees minutes in front of the Canadians, will turn into the player with more presentations in the history of the Glass America, with a total of 35. By behind him, it would remain Sergio Livingstone (Chile, 34), in addition to Zizinho (33), Ugarte (30) or a Yoshimar Yotún (Peru, 27), that will lose the tournament by an injury. It will not be, in any case, the one who more times has contested the tournament.

With this edition, would be seven the occasions in which Messi has represented to Argentina in the continental tournament, remembering the one of 2007 (Venezuela, runner-up), 2011 (Argentina, fourth), 2015 (Chile, runner-up), 2016 (United States, runner-up), 2019 (Brazil, third place) and 2021 (Brazil, champion). By in front of him, it is Ángel Romano (Uruguay) and Alex Aguinaga (Ecuador), those who contested eight.

To three victories of the be the more ‘winning’ of the Glass America

On the other hand, Leo Messi can turn into the player with more victories in the competition, if it wins at least three parties with Argentina. It carries 21 triumphs in 34 presentations; only by behind Zizinho (Brazil) the one who had achieved 23 in 33 presentations. It can be the tournament of the joys and records for ‘The Flea’… And with his selection split like big favourites.

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