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.

10 thoughts on “Lionel Messi Retires From Argentina National Team Over Missed Penalty Shootout Against Chile

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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