Messi Reveals Why Brazil Will Win Copa America 2019
Sergio Agüero embraces Lionel Messi after scoring Argentina’s second goal against Qatar. Photograph: Silvia Izquierdo/AP

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi speaks after the 2-1 win over Chile in the third-place playoff of the 2019 Copa America reveals Brazil will win the competition because “it is prepared”.

The Barcelona superstar had blasted match officials after their 2-0 defeat to Brazil in the semi-finals and was shown a straight red card against Chile.

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The 32-year-old feels the referees are trying to help the hosts clinch their first Copa crown since 2007.

“I think there is no doubt. Unfortunately, I think it is prepared for Brazil [to win it].

“I hope that the VAR and the referees have nothing to do and that Peru can compete because they have the team to win, but I see it difficult,” Messi said.