India won the World Cup for the first time in 1983 under the leadership of Kapil Dev. Argentina last won an international title in 1993 and that was the Copa America.
The 2011 ODI World Cup was cricket great Sachin Tendulkar’s last World Cup and it is expected to be the last Copa America tournament for the 34-year-old Messi. Where the 28-year drought of the two countries ended.
At the same time, fans have found another similarity between Messi and Tendulkar and that is their favorite jersey number 10. It took 16 years for Messi to win his first international title. At the same time, it took Sachin Tendulkar 23 years to win his first World Cup.
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Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 in the title match. Angel Di Maria scored the only goal in the final and this goal also fulfilled Messi’s dream. Besides scoring four goals, Messi helped the team’s players to score five goals. Under Messi, Argentina suffered three consecutive final defeats in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2015 and 2016 Copa America. Frustrated by this, the player retired in 2016, but returned after persuading the president, ending the Argentine’s 28-year wait.
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First Published: July 11, 2021, 14:43 IST