Lionel Messi broke down in tears Sunday night as Argentina suffered another tournament heartbreak to Chile at Metlife stadium. The lasting moment of the Copa America Centenario may be Messi missing in the penalty kick shootouts and then breaking down in tears. But now that may also be the lasting image of the 29-year-old superstar in an Argentina uniform.
Following the loss, Messi, in the heat of the moment, shockingly announced that he is quitting national team.
“It is difficult, the time is hard for any analysis. In the dressing room I thought the selection was completed for me, it is not for me,” Messi said, per Argentina’s social media account.
#Messi: “Es difícil, el momento es duro para cualquier análisis. En el vestuario pensé que se terminó para mí la Selección, no es para mí”.— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) June 27, 2016
More to come as the story develops.
In shocking turn of events, Messi retires from international play.