Lionel Messi retires from the National Team

By Randy Inman
Jun. 27, 2016

Messi hang its up
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Lionel Messi says he is quitting the Argentina National Team. "The national team is over for me," Messi told the Argentine network TyC Sports. "It's been four finals, it's not meant for me. I tried. It was the thing I wanted the most, but I couldn't get it, so I think it's over."

It is possible that was a reaction to yet another heartbreaking loss or he could really be fed up with losing and can't take it anymore. Messi's retirement from international play has sure set social media on fire.

"That's it, I've already tried enough," he told TyC. "It pains me more than anyone not being able to be a champion with Argentina, but that's the way it is. It wasn't meant to be, and unfortunately I leave without having achieved it."