The 29-year-old is at his lowest ebb following the Albiceleste's Copa America final defeat, and the decision to walk out on his nation leaves the Blaugrana with mixed feelings
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
The Argentine has a fine track record having led Chile to the 2015 Copa America, and he will be the man entrusted with continuing Emery's work at the Andalucians
The former Argentinos Juniors chief revealed his decision to step down on Monday, leaving the top seat at the association empty amid FIFA threats and judicial intervention
The national governing body is in crisis and faces a possible suspension from FIFA, and events took a more sinister turn on Monday when the Viamonte HQ was targeted
The Barcelona star is unequalled at club level, but his sad exit from international football leaves Diego unchallenged as the Albiceleste's idol and hero
After announcing his retirement from international duty following the Copa America final defeat, Goal looks at the Barcelona star's best and worst moments for La Albiceleste...
The 29-year-old Camp Nou legend quit his national side after losing the Copa America Centenario final on penalties and big changes are needed if he is to return in 2018
The goalkeeper believes that the Argentina international is the best player in the world and insists he should reconsider his decision to call time on his national team career
The 29-year-old smashed his spot-kick over the bar in the shootout defeat to Chile in what appears to be his final act for the national team after announcing his retirement
The Barcelona star broke the news that he was retiring from Argentina duty following the Copa America final defeat to Chile, with the 29-year-old having missed in the shootout
The Argentina captain dropped a bombshell after announcing the Copa Americal final defeat to Chile on penalties would be his final match for his country
Following the Barcelona star's decision to retire from international duty following the Copa America final defeat, Goal takes a look at all of his appearances for La Albiceleste...
Shortly after he helped lead Chile to a second straight Copa America title, Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi praised Lionel Messi as the best player of all time.
With the Barcelona superstar announcing that he will retire from international duty after the defeat to Chile, Goal looks back at all the 29-year-old's goals for the national team
While one Argentina player says Lionel Messi will reconsider and stay with the team, the Manchester City attacker says he and others are contemplating the same move.
The Barcelona star said he may not represent Argentina again after suffering another final defeat in Sunday's Copa America Centenario deciding match.
The Argentina No. 10 may still go down as the finest player in history but there can surely be no denying that three final defeats in as many years is a significant disappointment
Lionel Messi missed a decisive penalty as La Roja defend their Copa America crown, as the Albiceleste are defeated in a third successive major final
Sunday, June 26, 2016
The former Barcelona striker is wary of what Messi can do in Sunday's showpiece, but believes his adopted nation has the talent to win the title for the second year running
With Lionel Messi and Co. in unstoppable form, Al-Hain Cole is backing La Albiceleste to finally end their long wait for silverware in a repeat of last summer's Copa America final