Messi ends international career after Copa defeat.

Messi ends international career after Copa defeat.

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4306Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi retires from international duty after failing to win another international trophy for the fourth time on a trot against Chile.

"For me the national team is over. I've done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion," the 29-year-old said.

With Barcelona, Messi has won eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues. But his only major international honour is 2008 Olympic gold, with Argentina now having lost three finals.

Messi was part of the Argentine side that lost to Brazil in the 2007 Copa America final.

Agentina lost 1-0 to Germany in the 2014 World Cup, and lost to Chile in the 2015 Copa America on penalties.

Story: Asiedu Richard

 

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