Lionel Messi Announces Retirement From International Football

Lionel Messi has retired from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Argentina lost a fourth major final in nine years.

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Messi, 29, has won eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues with Spanish side Barcelona. But his only major international honour is Olympic gold at the 2008 Games.

Messi is considered as one of the best players in footballing history and has named Balon D'Or five times. Messi's career with Barcelona has been historic but he has not won a championship with Argentina. Argentina lost to Germany in 2014 football World Cup finals.

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