Lionel Messi announces retirement from international football after loss in Copa America final

Copa America 2016, Copa America 2016 news, Copa America 2016 updates, Lionel Messi Argentina, Argentina Messi, sports news, sports, football news, Football Lionel Messi missed out the first penalty for Argentina. (Source: USA Today Sport)

Argentina skipper Lionel Messi has announced his retirement from international football following Argentina’s loss to Chile in Copa America final .

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”

The two teams remained goalless in extra time which led the match into penalty shootout.

Both the teams missed out on their first attempt.

It was Messi for Argentina who missed the first chance.

Chile later netted their remaining four shots while Argentina had to settle with just two and lose the final for the second consecutive time in a penalty shootout at…

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