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A Sorry International Run That Forced Lionel Messi to Quit

Lionel Messi. (Getty Images)

Lionel Messi. (Getty Images)

Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi retired from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Chile won the Copa America final.

Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi retired from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Chile won the Copa America final.

"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 after the match.

With Barcelona, Messi has won eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues. But his only major international honour is the 2008 Olympic gold, with Argentina now having lost three major finals in three years.

Argentina were beaten 1-0 in the 2014 World Cup final by Germany before two Copa America final defeats by Chile on penalties.

Here's a look at the factfile on Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who announced his retirement from international football on Sunday:

INTERNATIONAL

Argentina debut: August 17, 2005

Appearances: 112

Goals: 55

World Cup: Finalist (2010), Quarter-finalist (2006, 2010), 15 matches, 5 goals

Copa America: Finalist (2015, 2007, 2016), Quarter-finalist (2011), 16 matches, 3 goals

Olympic gold medal (1): 2008

Under-20 World Cup (1): 2005

CLUB FOOTBALL

Plays for: Barcelona

Champions League (4): 2005-06, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2014-15

Club World Cup (3): 2009, 2011, 2015

Spanish Championships (8): 2004-05, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16

Spanish Cup (3): 2008-09, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16

Spanish Super Cups (6) 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

INDIVIDUAL HONOURS

Ballon D'Or (5): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015

Top scorer in the Spanish league (3): 2009-2010 (34 goals), 2011-2012 (50 goals), 2012-13 (46 goals)

Top scorer in the Champions League (5): 2008-2009 (9 goals), 2009-2010 (8 goals), 2010-2011 (12 goals), 2011-2012 (14 goals), 2014-15 (10 goals)

World Cup Golden Ball (1): 2014

Olympic player of the tournament (1): 2008

Under-20 World Cup player of the tournament (1): 2005

Top scorer at Under-20 World Cup (1): 2005 (6 goals)

(With inputs from AFP)