• 2007/08 Argentina Away Football Shirt Messi #15 (L)

  • 2007/08 Argentina Away Football Shirt Messi #15 (L)
  • 2007/08 Argentina Away Football Shirt Messi #15 (L)
  • 2007/08 Argentina Away Football Shirt Messi #15 (L)
  • 2007/08 Argentina Away Football Shirt Messi #15 (L)
  • 2007/08 Argentina Away Football Shirt Messi #15 (L)
  • 2007/08 Argentina Away Football Shirt Messi #15 (L)
  • 2007/08 Argentina Away Football Shirt Messi #15 (L)
  • 2007/08 Argentina Away Football Shirt Messi #15 (L)
  • 2007/08 Argentina Away Football Shirt Messi #15 (L)
  • 2007/08 Argentina Away Football Shirt Messi #15 (L)
  • 2007/08 Argentina Away Football Shirt Messi #15 (L)
  • 2007/08 Argentina Away Football Shirt Messi #15 (L)

2007/08 Argentina Away Football Shirt Messi #15 (L)


£59.95 GBP

Relive Lionel Messi’s 2007/2008 international season with this vintage Adidas Argentina away football shirt.

Player
Lionel Messi
Seasons
2007/2008 & 2008/2009
Size
Adults Large
Condition
9/10 - Superb.
Chest measurement
41-43 Inches / 105-110 CM
Patches
N/A
Shirt manufacturer
Adidas
Material
Polyester
Shirt Colour
Navy blue, white & light blue trim

Official Adidas Argentina away football shirt from the 2007/2008 season. Complete with Messi #15 on the front back of the shirt.

Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb.

Material is bright, vivid and smooth. All names, numbers and patches are all also in superb condition. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing. A classic player and a great piece of football memorabilia.

As Messi evolved into one of the best players in the world, he secured a place in Coco Basile's starting line-up, as part of a team considered favourites to win the 2007 Copa América, held in Venezuela. He set up the game-winning goal of their 4–1 victory over the United States in the opening match, before winning a penalty that led to the game-tying first strike of their 4–2 win in the next match against Colombia.

As they had secured their place in the knockout phase, Messi started the next game on the bench, coming on in the last 25 minutes with the score at 0–0 to help his team defeat Paraguay by assisting their only goal. At the quarter-final stage, where the group winners faced Peru, he scored the second goal of a 4–0 victory that saw them through to the semi-final, during which he chipped the ball over Mexico's goalkeeper to ensure another 3–0 win. In a surprise defeat, Argentina lost the final 3–0 to a Brazil that lacked several of their best players. Their unexpected loss was followed by much criticism in Argentina, though Messi was mostly exempt due to his young age and secondary status to star player Juan Román Riquelme. He was named the best young player of the tournament by CONMEBOL.

Ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Barcelona legally barred Messi from representing Argentina at the tournament as it coincided with their Champions League qualifying matches. After interference from newly appointed manager Pep Guardiola, who had won the tournament in 1992, Messi was permitted to join Sergio Batista's Under-23 squad in Beijing. During the first match, he scored the opening goal and assisted another in their 2–1 victory over Ivory Coast.

Following a 1–0 win in the next group match against Australia, ensuring their quarter-final qualification, Messi was rested during the game against Serbia, while his side won the match to finish first in their group. Against the Netherlands, he again scored the first goal and assisted a second strike to help his team to a 2–1 win in extra time. After a 3–0 semi-final victory over Brazil, Messi assisted the only goal in the final as Argentina defeated Nigeria to claim Olympic gold medals. Along with Riquelme, Messi was singled out by FIFA as the stand-out player from the tournament's best team.


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