Lionel Messi missing in Copa America team of the tournament after corruption outburst

Lionel Messi missing in Copa America team of the tournament after corruption outburst

- Lionel Messi misses out of the 2019 Copa America team of the tournament

- The Barcelona star helped his side win bronze medal following Argentina's 2-1 win over Chile in the losers' final

- Messi blasted CONMEBOL for favouring Brazil after his side's 2-0 defeat to the hosts in the semifinals

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been excluded from the Copa America team of the tournament which was recently concluded.

The 32-year-old scored one goal and assisted another one in six matches at the continental championship hosted by Brazil.

He was however unable to help them win the title as they ended up finishing third best team of the competition following their 2-1 win over Chile in the losers' final.

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Meanwhile, Paris Saint Germain midfielder Leandro Paredes is the only Argentine in the starting eleven.

While Brazil have the highest number of players in the squad - with Alisson, Thiago Silva, Everton, Arthur Melo and Dani Alves all making the shortlist.

Other stars are José Giménez (Uruguay), James Rodriguez from Colombia, Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal and the duo of Peru stars Paolo Guerrero and Miguel Trauco.

Meanwhile, Brazil are the champions of the 2019 edition of the competition following their 3-1 victory over Peru in the final.

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Dani Alvez emerged the most valuable player of the tourney while Alisson went home with the golden gloves.

Everton won the man of the match at the final and also picked the golden boot after scoring three goals and one assist at the tourney.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Argentine star Lionel Messi risks being banned for two years after accusing CONMEBOL of corruption during the recently concluded Copa America championship.

The Barcelona star first made the accusation after La Albiceleste suffered 2-0 defeat to Brazil at the semifinal stage, claiming the organisers are in favour of the host nation.

Messi made his displeasure known for the second time in the competition after slamming the referee for red-carding him in their 2-1 victory over Chile in the losers' final.

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