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Messi is the most capped player for Argentina with 148 games

Lionel Messi returned to make a new history with his country's Argentina, after he became the most participating player with "Tango" throughout its history with 148 games, surpassing the number of his former Barcelona colleague Javier Mascherano.

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This came after Messi participated against Bolivia in the last group stage match in the Copa America, which ended with Argentina's 4-1 victory in a meeting in which the "Flea" scored two goals and made another.

Messi also continued to move away with his record as the best historical scorer for Argentina, after raising his score to 75 goals.

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The owner of the No. 10 shirt also became the most assisted player in the Tango shirt with 44 goals, after passing the decisive ball that Alejandro Gomez opened the scoring for his country against Bolivia.

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After the player with the largest number of matches in the history of Argentina, Mascherano sent a congratulatory message to Messi through social networks: "All congratulations, Messi, for being the record holder for the number of times he played in the Argentine shirt. There is no one better than you to continue to glorify the legend, and to become the most player in the world." Participation with our national team. I send my congratulations to all the team on the victory, and I hope that the victories will continue more."

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Messi celebrated his 34th birthday last week with his teammates in the Argentine national team, and hopes to win his first Copa America title with the national team, after losing three finals in the tournament in 2007, 2015 and 2016, in addition to losing the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil.

Argentina, the leader of its group, will face Ecuador, who is fourth in Group Two, in the quarter-finals of the tournament.