The Many Highs and Lows of Lionel Messi’s Argentina Career

VIDEO | A gold at the Beijing Olympics but a red card in his debut game for Argentina.

Published28 Jun 2016, 07:54 AM IST
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Lionel Messi blasted a penalty over the bar in what looks like being his last act in international football as Chile beat Argentina in a shootout to win the Copa America for the second year in a row on Sunday.

Messi cut a dejected figure after losing his third Copa America final, and fourth major final after Argentina’s loss to Germany at the 2014 World Cup, and said after the match he was retiring from the international game.

In the dressing room I thought that this is the end for me with the national team, it’s not for me. I tried so hard to be champion with Argentina. Now I am leaving without having managed it.
Lionel Messi

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