News struck football fans today as Lionel Messi announced he will be retiring from international football. The shocking announcement was made shortly after the football star missed his shot in a penalty shootout. The miss ultimately resulted in Argentina losing the Copa America final.
In a moment of frustration and heartbreak the 29 year old decided he would be leaving the pitch. After losing in his fourth final the football player felt beaten from the defeat.
“It’s been four finals, I tried,” stated Messi.
Fans remain skeptical about the news as they hope the young player will reconsider his sudden decision.
Only time will tell if one of the greatest football players in the world will truly walk away from it all or if his legacy will continue.
By Jacqueline Decker