Lionel Messi missed a crucial penalty against Chile in the finals of Copa America 2016 which costed Argentina the cup.
Antoine Griezmann's double runner-up
Antoine Griezmann came close to win two European trophies this year, the UEFA Champions League and Euro 2016 but lost both the finals against Real Madrid and Portugal respectively.
Germany football team
Germany are still arguably the best team in the world if we consider the squad quality and accordingly they were favourites to win the Euro 2016. They came close to to win a double in international football but lost to France in the semi-final.
Indian champions scripted history by reaching the AFC Cup final for the first time. But Albert Roca's men were hungry for more and wanted the trophy desperately. Unfortunately, in the final, they lost 1-0 to Iraqi club and came empty handed.
Luis Suarez scored 40 goals this season in the La Liga and 13 goals in UEFA Champions League for FC Barcelona. After such a massive performance for the club, the Uruguayan again missed a top 3 nomination in the Ballon d'Or.