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Lionel Messi hints at retirement after Argentina's 2-0 Copa America win over Canada. Messi's goal ends tournament drought, sparking retirement speculation. Argentina aims for third consecutive title.

After a spectacular 2-0 victory against Canada in the Copa America semi-final, Lionel Messi hinted at significant retirement plans, suggesting these matches could mark his final appearances for Argentina. Messi, who scored a crucial goal in the 51st minute, broke his goal drought in the 2024 tournament, showcasing his enduring talent at age 37. Reflecting on the win, Messi emphasized savoring these moments, acknowledging the challenges ahead.

Argentina, aiming for a hat trick of major titles since 2022, including the FIFA World Cup, now eyes a repeat Copa America victory. Argentina will face either Uruguay or Colombia, both of which play each other in the second semifinal on Wednesday at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, New Jersey for a place in the final to meet the defending champion.