Lionel Messi is retiring from international football.
The soccer player announced he would be leaving the Argentina team after they tragically lost to Chile at the Copa America final, according to Remezcla. His teammate, Javier Mascherano, also said he was retiring from the Argentina team. Messi has been very vocal about not being very happy with the team as of late.
"I'm done with the national team. It's been four finals. It's not for me. Unfortunately, I went for it," he said. "It was what I most desired, and it didn't happen for me. I think that's it."
Based on how Messi has played for the team in the past, we are sure they will hold his spot for him in case he decides he wants to come back.
Check out Messi's announcement below:
AHORA: Messi: "Se terminó para mí la Selección" https://t.co/Nws9kiScoV
— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) June 27, 2016