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Lionel Messi Retires From Argentina National Team Over Missed Penalty Shootout Against Chile

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June 27, 2016 – Lionel Messi Quits International Football After Missing Penalty Shootout Against Chile

Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi retired from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Chile won the Copa America final.

“For me the national team is over. I’ve done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion,” Messi said.

The 29-year-old was making his 112th appearance for Argentina since making his debut in 2005.

After the match finished 0-0 in 120 minutes, Chile won 4-2 on penalties for their second consecutive Copa title, reports the BBC.



  1. sola olaniyi

    June 27, 2016 at 7:11 AM

    haaaaaaa…..he must have been so hurt by the missed penalty

  2. zafirah

    June 27, 2016 at 7:58 AM

    Dont kill yourself because God cannot give you everything like wise other human being. So if you doubt me continue trying to challenge God.

  3. fifelomo

    June 27, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Good luck to him.

  4. Big Aunty Koks

    June 27, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    Ithas been a spectacular career for him all the same. Wish him the best in his future endeavors.

  5. Danti

    June 27, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    Good for him! The media always compare him to Diego Maradona- the second greatest ever after PELE. Though Maradona missed a penalty in Italia 90, but single handedly won the World Cup for Argentina in 1986 and almost won it again in 1990 final against the Germans. Unlike Messi, Maradona was a god at Napoli, and was able to replicate the same feat for Argentina.

  6. buzu-k

    June 27, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    baba messi dont mind them, they wil stil miss ur presence in the national team bcus ur the best in the world.if ur clubside retire u too u come let me sign u in enyimba football club of nigeria ok i love u boy.


    June 27, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    my guy messi, you have actually paid your dues. history will always remenber you. good decision. however we can apeal to you and God

  8. betty

    June 27, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    it’s not easy no one is perfect. u have tried but retiring now is too early

  9. mohke

    June 28, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    A team must win boy

  10. Maryf

    June 28, 2016 at 4:16 PM

    Eyaaa sorry you hear? All fingers are not equal

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