The Prince of Football and beloved to all football Fan Leonel Messi keept his boot aside to say good bye to international football. A tragic hero like heros of the epics around the world. The best player who never had the chance to touch the trophy of World Cup.
Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here on Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America.
“For me the national team is over. I’ve done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion,” the 29-year-old Barcelona superstar told reporters after his fourth defeat in a major final with Argentina.
Argentina lost the Copa America final 4-2 via penalties for the second consecutive year.
Chile upset favourites Argentina with a penalty shootout victory in the Copa America final at MetLife Stadium on Sunday to retain their title in the world’s oldest continental football competition.
Chile earned themselves bragging rights as South America’s dominant team as they beat heavyweights Argentina 4-2 on penalties for a second straight year.
We all request Messi don’t leave now you can win the next World Cup. Leave as a winner.
Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi] ( listen); born 24 June 1987) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona .
Often considered the best player in the world and rated by many in the sport as the greatest of all time, Messi is the only football player in history to win five FIFA Ballons d’Or, four of which he won consecutively, and the first player to win three European Golden Shoes.
With Barcelona he has won eight La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League titles, as well as four Copas del Rey. A prolific goalscorer, Messi holds the records for most goals scored in La Liga, a La Liga season (50), a calendar year (91), a single season (73), a Champions League match (5), and most Champions League seasons (5).
But unfortunately the most illustrated footballer had never had the winner glory for his country and perhaps that lead to the frustration for him to retire from International Football.
Did Leo Messi just announce his retirement from the Argentine National Soccer team? https://t.co/IvOoBNwmG9
— Joshua Hoyos (@JoshuaHoyos) June 27, 2016
WATCH-> This is the moment that Lionel Messi suggested his international career is over: https://t.co/Hro5PS0HHH
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 27, 2016
'I've done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion.' https://t.co/0uqI3nc7kO
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) June 27, 2016
Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina team after Copa América final defeat https://t.co/yGSurxY4kM
— The Guardian (@guardian) June 27, 2016
most painful thing in life seeing tears in messi eyes u r always true legend n great we will love u forever messi pic.twitter.com/0pBQwdNdMb
— प्रतीक (@pratikniroula9) June 27, 2016
Messi last night. https://t.co/bZeyB8cwXf
— Russian Market (@russian_market) June 27, 2016
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 27, 2016