Football: Messi Retiring From International Football?

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According to reports, Lionel Messi is taking a break from international duty, as he will not be taking part in the forthcoming friendly matches of Argentina. Although, the report indicates that the Barcelona star would not hang his boots forever, however his return period is indefinite.

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Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini is an Argentina national and a professional footballer. He currently captains both his international team, Argentina and his football club, Barcelona.

After failing to take Argentina to World Cup glory in 2014, Messi had already stepped down from the team in 2016, however he returned in 2018 World Cup, in hopes of leading his team to the end. But, he remained out of form in the whole World Cup, as Argentina could not even make it to the final eight.

Football – Lionel Messi: Hints At Retirement

This may be a reason, as to why the report further suggests that Argentina’s administrator, Lionel Scaloni spoke with the Argentinian and disclosed to him that he would not play in the forthcoming friendlies.

Next year, Copa América in Brazil is happening, however, news around his return are seeming pretty uncertain.

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These reports are not new as the Barcelona forward, was already determined to stop playing for Argentina, right after the World Cup 2018 failure, however his association with the FA president, Claudio Tapia, persuaded him to be on hold.

This decision is a big one, and if it happens then Messi’s choice may pivot upon who Argentina enlists as their new coach in the upcoming international events.

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The answer to this question is convoluted. Whether the footballer wants to retire and focus on his club Barcelona, or continue playing for Argentina until the 2022 World Cup; this is a decision that only the football superstar can take for himself.

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