World’s current and All time legend football player Lionel Messi has announced his sudden retirement from International Football today, 27 June 2016. Argentina skipper Lionel Messi declared his retirement after Argentina’s loss to Chile in Copa America 2016 final match.
Lionel Messi said, “This is a difficult moment. Tough to make analysis. I thought about it in the locker room and think national team career is over for me. This is not for me.”
Argentina vs Chile’s Final match of Copa America 2016 was played on Sunday, 26 June 2016 in which both the teams could not make a goal in extra time so it was penalty shootout. Both the teams missed out on their first attempt. It was Messi for Argentina who missed the first chance.
In the remaining 4 penalty shootouts, Chile managed 4 shots while Argentina could net only 2 goals which led them to lose the final for the second consecutive time in a penalty shootout at the hands of Chile.
So Chile won 4-2 in penalty shootout against Argentina and also won Copa America 2016 final title.
The 29-year-old Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was very disappointed after his fourth defeat in a major final with Argentina.
The retirement news of Lionel Messi has given a big shock to his fans worldwide.
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