Lionel Messi told reporters after Argentinaâ€™s Copa America Centenario final loss to Chile on penalty kicks that heÂ is retiringÂ from the national team. Sunday night, Messi said that after so many missed chances, he is ready to step away.
â€œThe national team is over for me. Thatâ€™s four finals (lost),Â itâ€™s not for me,â€ Messi told reportersÂ afterÂ losing his third final in as many years.Â â€œItâ€™s a made decision, I think.â€
Argentina lostÂ to Chile in penalty kicks on Sunday night.
Argentina lost to Chile in penalties in the 2015 Copa America and lost to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final.Â They also lost to Brazil inÂ the 2007 final.