- A stunning image of Lionel Messi lit up his hometown ahead of the Copa America final
- Brazil and Argentina are set to meet in the Copa America final on Saturday, July 10, 2021
- Messi is yet to clinch any silverware with Argentina
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A huge shining image of Lionel Messi has been projected onto Rosario’s famous Monumento Histórico Nacional a la Bandera (Historical National Monument to the Flag) ahead of the anticipated Copa America final between Argentina and Brazil.
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The Monumento Histórico Nacional a la Bandera is quite iconic and a standout landmark in Argentina, and has a tower rising to 70 metres.
The stricture was on Friday, July 9 coloured blue and white using video mapping techniques which project 3D animations onto real surfaces.
Two other players Ángel Di María and Giovanni Lo Celso, who also hail from Rosario were also projected onto the monument.
It was a befitting way to celebrate Argentina’s key players going into the final, which will provide another chance to clinch some silverware.
On the walls of the structure were the words, “These colours unite us.”
All or nothing for Messi
The Copa America final provides the perfect opportunity for 34-year old Messi to finally silence his critics on the international trophy front.
To say Messi has fought for his team in the competition this term would be an understatement as the Argentine has been involved in nearly all the goals for his country in the tournament.
His passion for winning something for Argentina manifested itself against Colombia, when he almost inadvertently trolled Yeri Mina after the Everton defender missed a penalty.
Ahead of the clash, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner warned his team mates against former teammate Neymar, who he believes is one of the biggest threats in attack.
“Brazil, with Neymar, are going to be very difficult. We know his potential, what he does individually,” Messi said.
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Source: Tuko Breaking News