Until missing that penalty after a 0-0 lockdown at the end of extra time in the Copa America final against Chile, Lionel Messi wouldn't have lost hope of lifting his first title with Argentina, but once the ball went sailing over the crossbar off his foot, a heartbreak was on the cards.
But that heartbreak will force a 29-year-old to quit international football is a decision that shocked the whole world and will be talked about for a while.
At the moment, though, what's leaving a lasting impact is the image of Messi breaking down after Argentina lost. In four attempts, thrice in Copa America and once in the 2014 World Cup final against Germany, Messi failed to claim a silverware with his national team. That led to tears rolling down his cheeks. Take a look.
Messi Breaks Down
Messi Misses Penalty