Javier Mascherano saw his Argentina national team suffer more disappointment in the final of a major tournament.
After going into the Copa America 2015 as the favourites to lift the title, Argentina suffered a disappointment in the final hurdle after losing on penalties to Chile. This was the second consecutive disappointment faced by the national team after having lost to Germany in the final of the World Cup just 12 months ago. Mascherano is used to winning trophies on a consistent basis at Barcelona. Hence, to be the runners up in successive major tournaments is hard to take for the defender.
Lionel Messi has never won a major title with Argentina apart from the Olympics medal. Prior to the final against Chile, Messi was speaking about the importance of not being known as the nearly team. Argentina have not won a major title for almost 25 years. Their barren run in the World Cup stretches beyond this period. Despite the presence of big names like Sergio Aguero and Messi, Argentina were unable to break the deadlock in the game finished as a 0-0 draw. Argentina then went on to score only one of the penalties while Chile had four successful attempts.