Messi announces his retirement from International Football!
Messi announces his retirement from International Football!

Messi announces his retirement from International Football!

Messi announces his retirement from International Football!

Here’s a sad news for all the Messi fans as the player has decided to retire from International Football after a penalty shootout defeat in the final of the Copa America.

The Argentina skipper missed a penalty in the shootout which Chile won 4-2, and announced his decision hours after the loss.

Messi said, “The national team is over for me. I’ve made my decision. This is the 4th final. I’ve tried a lot. I most wanted to win with Argentina. Unfortunately I couldn’t, it wasn’t meant to be.”

“It hurts not to be a champion. This is how I feel now. A big disappointment that this is happening again in a final. I missed a very important penalty. I’m done,” he further added.

The Barcelona star has led Argentina to three Copa finals but ended up on the losing side on every occasion. One of the reasons cited for his sudden exit is a rift with the Argentina Football Association, especially after Messi said this…

“I think it’s good for everyone. First for me, and then for everyone else. I believe there are a lot of people who want that.”