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Lionel Messi Retires From International Football And This Is The Shocking After Effect

With Barcelona, Messi has backed eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues. But, with his average performance in International football, Messi had surely been contemplating his talent and skills. But never was his performance to be blamed for his team's loss as he always gives more than he has. And, to the utmost grief of his ardent fans, Messi has retired from the International football.

This has come as a blow to his fans who think of him as the God of the game!

Lionel Messi Retires From International Football And This Is The Shocking After Effect

Lionel Messi Retires From International Football And This Is The Shocking After Effect

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Forward for the Spanish club Barcelona.

Forward for the Spanish club Barcelona.

His major International honor was the 2008 Olympic Gold. And, in contrast, Barcelona has now lost 3 major finals in three years.

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Since so long he has been venerated.

Since so long he has been venerated.

He stays like the only person who comes to the mind when speaking of football. But, with all these defeats, and Sunday's missed penalty, he has decided to end it all.

The heartthrob of football lovers will be missed.

The heartthrob of football lovers will be missed.

"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.

Sunday's match finished with a 0-0 in 120 minutes.

Sunday's match finished with a 0-0 in 120 minutes.

And, while Messi failed on the penalty shootouts, Chile won 4-2 on penalties.

He has been in the field since when he was 17.

He has been in the field since when he was 17.

And, today is the day where he bid us adieu from the International arena. But, his retirement is not the only one.

Following Messi, Javier Mascherano has announced his retirement too!

Following Messi, Javier Mascherano has announced his retirement too!

32-year-old Javier is one of the most chosen player from Argentina.

His departure is another blow after Messi.

His departure is another blow after Messi.

He had served as a captain for Argentina from 2008-2011, and made it to the three huge finals. But, the defeats are too tough to be handled by the star, and this has led him to retire.

The After Effect: Football for Argentina will never be the same

The After Effect: Football for Argentina will never be the same

It is two great footballers departing from the field. We will all be missing your presence, Javier and Messi!

This video will break your heart.

Messi cried his heart out after losing the Sunday's game.

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