By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentinian football star Lionel Messi blames the Brazilian pitches for his questionable Copa América performances.

Argentina beat Venezuela on Friday night to progress into the semi-finals of the Copa América, and they've managed to get to the final four without Lionel Messi contributing too much.

Argentina lost their opening group game against Colombia 2-0 before drawing with Paraguay 1-1. They needed a win in their final game to go through to the knockout stages and beat Qatar 2-0.

After the game against Venezuela, the star stopped . . .

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