On Sunday, Argentina and Barcelona icon Lionel Messi gave a big shock to football fans as he announced his retirement from international football following a heartbreaking loss to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final at East Rutherford (New Jersey).
For a player used to winning everything in sight at the club level with FC Barcelona, Messi’s international career followed a depressingly familiar pattern of disappointment and underachievement.
Ahead of the start of this 2016 tournament, Diego Maradona had also accused Messi of lacking a personality.
Well! Whatever, the present is, in the past, this little magician has managed to conjure up some truly amazing moments for football fans, here are five of them:
1. 2006 World cup debut match
2. 2008 Beijing Olympics
3. 2014 World cup qualifier, Argentina vs Paraguay
4. 2016 Copa Amercia: Argentina vs Panama
5. 2016 Copa: Argentina vs US
(With IANS Inputs)