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Twitteratti Weep As Lionel Messi Retires From International Football

Twitteratti Weep As Lionel Messi Retires From International Football

A role model and an inspiration for hundreds of young football players, Messi's retirement announcement came as a shocker to the world.

Lionel Messi, 29, announced his shocking retirement from international football on Monday after he failed to score off a penalty in a shootout where Chile beat Argentina to win the Copa America and keep Messi devoid of a major international trophy.

The heartbroken Barcelona superstar was distraught after missing from the spot and it led to him facing fourth straight defeat in a major final while representing Argentina.

"For me the national team is over," a crestfallen Messi told reporters. "I've done all I can, I've been in four finals and it hurts not to be a champion. "It's a hard moment for me and the team, and it's difficult to say, but it's over with the Argentina team."

A role model and an inspiration for hundreds of young football players, Messi's retirement sent a shock wave around the sporting world. Soon after he announced he was retiring from international football, heartbroken fans and followers, who were in utter disbelief, took to Twitter to express their disappointment.



















'Lion Messi' they called him and showed him how much he shall be missed







Some fans wanted him to stay so bad that they literally cried at his decision to quit




Others pleased him to stay




But guess some decisions are hard to make and Messi surely had a tough time announcing that.

Whether you are a football fan or not, this video showing 'Lion Messi' breakdown is will break you totally...