Messi Makes Argentina U-Turn, Calls Off Retirement

Messi Makes Argentina U-Turn, Calls Off Retirement



Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi has changed his mind about international retirement and decided to return to the national team.



Messi announced his international retirement in June after Argentina lost to Chile on penalties in the final of the Copa America.


But he said in a stayement on Friday that he has had a change of mind.


"A lot of things went through my mind on the night of the final and I gave serious thought to quitting, but my love for my country and this shirt is too great," Messi said in the statement.



Argentina have a new coach in Edgardo Bauza who earloer promised to bring the talismanic Messi back to the national team.

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