Heart Breaking news for football lovers is that Messi Retires From International Football. Yes, Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Argentina lost a fourth major final in 9 years. Argentina and Messi gone a final for the 3rd year in a row, through Chile winning the Copa America 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday night.

Messi Retires From International Football

Messi, a 5 time FIFA player of the year, winner of four Champions League titles and eight Spanish La Liga crowns with Barcelona, was crushed. Argentina and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has retired from international football later than missing in a penalty shootout as Chile won the Copa America final.

Chile hit Argentina in the final for the 2nd straight year, 4-2 in the shootout following a 0-0 tie that ended an expanded 16-nation edition in the United States (US) to mark the championship’s 100th anniversary.

Messi and Argentina gone to Brazil in the 2007 Copa final and to Germany in extra time in the 2014 World Cup final and A crowd of 82,076 filled MetLife Stadium the major to see a soccer match in New Jersey and many wore his Number 10 jersey in Argentina’s blue and white and Barcelona’s navy and red.