Messi retires from international football

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London, June 27 (IANS) 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 on Sunday night.

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 on Sunday, Chile won 4-2 on penalties for their second consecutive Copa title.



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