Leo Messi retirement Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has decided to retire with immediate effect from International Football after losing yet another final with his national team.
Argentina lost to Chile on penalties in the Copa America Centenario final today. Messi, also proved to be the culprit, as he blasted Argentina’s first penalty over the bar. Chile won 4-2 on penalties in the repeat of last year’s final.
This is Messi’s fourth final loss in his career. He was yet to win a major international trophy with Argentina.
Messi couldn’t hold his tears after the match ended and in an emotional interview announced his retirement.
Many people couldn’t believe and showed their astonishment after the news on Twitter. Here are some of the reactions from the twitterati world after the shocking news.
— Times of India (@timesofindia) June 27, 2016
MORE: "In the locker room after the game I thought the national team is over for me, this is not for me." -Messi https://t.co/EK3cfFgHua
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 27, 2016
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 27, 2016
I wouldn't say stressed, he's lost 2 copa finals & a world cup final. Tonight hit him pretty hard.
— Sam (@Sammiie_b) June 27, 2016
wow the best player I've ever seen play is retiring from Argentina, Copa America and the world cup will never be the same
— Juan (@Twenny_Juan) June 27, 2016
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