The ball from Lionel Messi's infamous missed penalty kick is being sold for a ridiculous amount of money

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Lionel Messi missed a crucial penalty kick that cost Argentina a chance to win Copa America. While that miss benefited Chile, who went on to win the tournament, a fan is also about to cash in.

According to Goal.com, the Chilean supporter who caught the ball that Lionel Messi sent over the crossbar will auction it off and is set to make an insane amount of money.

According to the report, the seller will make at least €27,000 (US$30,000).

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Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi (10) moves the ball upfield against the United States during a Copa America Centenario semifinal soccer match, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates his goal against Venezuela during the second half of a Copa America Centenario quarterfinal soccer match on Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
FILE - In this June 30, 2015, file photo, Argentina's Lionel Messi kicks the ball during a Copa America semifinal soccer match against Paraguay at the Ester Roa Rebolledo Stadium in Concepcion, Chile. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after winning the final of the Copa del Rey soccer match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Barcelona won 2-0 (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, controls the ball past Granada's Babin from France, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and Barcelona at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after scoring during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, May 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi takes a free kick during the Champions League 2nd leg quarterfinal soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday April 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Argentina's Lionel Messi leaves the field carrying the shirt of Chile's Gonzalo Jara after a 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying soccer match at the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile, Thursday, March 24, 2016. Argentina won 2-1. (AP Photo/ Luis Hidalgo)
Argentina's Lionel Messi (L) is marked by Chile's Arturo Vidal during the Copa America Centenario final in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States, on June 26, 2016. / AFP / Alfredo ESTRELLA (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - JUNE 26: Lionel Messi #10 of Argentina takes a corner during the Argentina Vs Chile Final match of the Copa America Centenario USA 2016 Tournament at MetLife Stadium on June 26, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - JUNE 26: Lionel Messi of Argentina and Mauricio Isla of Chile collide during the championship match between Argentina and Chile at MetLife Stadium as part of Copa America Centenario US 2016 on June 26, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, US. (Photo by Rich Schultz/LatinContent/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 26 Argentina forward and Captain Lionel Messi (10) during the Copa America Centenario Final Argentna vs Chile Soccer, 2016 on June 26, 2016 at Met Life in East Rutherford, NJ, USA . The score was tied at 0 to 0 at the end of regulation play and then added time. Chile won the match 4 to 2 in penalty kicks to win the Copa America Final. Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - JUNE 26: Lionel Messi of Argentina in action during the second half of the championship match between Argentina and Chile at MetLife Stadium as part of Copa America Centenario US 2016 on June 26, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, US. (Photo by Chris Szagola/LatinContent/Getty Images)
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Considering it's a simple soccer ball, selling it would normally yield no more than $50. However, not only did this one help make Chile the champions of South America, it may also be the last ball ever kicked by Messi as a member of the Argentina National Team.

Pedro Vasquez, the fan who caught the ball, wants to sell it because, as he told MARCA, "The truth is that if the ball becomes any more valuable, it would be a risk to have it in my house."

Messi announced his retirement from the National Team after losing the Copa America Final, the third major tournament final that he's lost in a row. So, whoever ends up buying that ball at auction will end up with a piece of history.

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