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
Monday, June 27, 2016
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
The Argentine has already done more than enough for many to consider him better than Pele and Diego Maradona, but the lack of an international trophy still counts against him.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
The Independiente favourite kept a low profile, but he was the perfect complement to the extrovert who kept Argentina on course for the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Belgium
The Argentina forward gave a good idea of the depth of his frustration towards his country's own governing body in a lively press conference, and promised to reveal even more
Friday, June 24, 2016
The midfielder pulled off the wonderful trick in training with Chile, somehow sending the ball bouncing and curling over the line from behind the net
The Barcelona star vented his frustrations about the Argentine Football Association (AFA) on Instagram as his side prepare for the Copa America final against Chile
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Pep Guardiola's side have seen off competition from the Spanish champions to clinch the signing of Benjamin Garre, the 15-year-old grandson of a 1986 World Cup winner
La Roja kept the world's best player quiet enough in last year's Copa America final, but they will cross paths again Sunday with the No. 10 in blistering form.
The former No.10 took to Facebook to recall one of the most famous matches in the history of the game, as he reiterated that the clash was purely of a sporting nature
Lionel Messi and Co. have enjoyed a stunning tournament thus far, scoring 18 goals in five games, and face Chile in the final, with the former hero issuing a stark warning