Argentina sports pages react to Copa America loss, Messi retirement

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Messi may be done playing for Argentina
Monday June 27th, 2016

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Lionel Messi told reporters that he is done playing for Argentina’s national team after Chile prevailed 4–2 in a penalty shootout after a 0–0 draw of the Copa America final. Newspapers around the world reacted with front pages dedicated to the star’s surprising comments.

Messi missed his penalty kick in the shootout loss to Chile, and Argentina fell to a defeat in a final for a third straight summer after the 2014 World Cup and 2015 Copa America. The finals loss was the fourth of Messi’s Argentina career. 

Here is how Messi appeared on the front page of newspapers (from the Newseum):

STRAUS: Messi pushed to his apparent Argentina end

Courtesy: Newseum
Courtesy: Newseum
Courtesy: Newseum
Courtesy: Newseum
Courtesy: Newseum

If indeed Messi, 29, is done, he retires as his nation’s all-time leading scorer, setting the new standard against the USA with his 55th career international goal.

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