Messi indicates he may be done playing for Argentina national team
The Copa America final may be the last we see of Lionel Messi in an Argentina uniform.
Messi told reporters after Argentina's latest heart-breaking loss in a major final that the national team is not for him and that he's done playing for the Albiceleste, seemingly calling a close to his international career.
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, and it was the fourth final loss of Messi's Argentina career. Chile prevailed 4-2 in the shootout after a 0-0 draw, prompting Messi to say the following:
Sergio Romero said that he thought Messi was speaking in the heat of the moment after the gut-wrenching loss. 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.