Photos: Lionel Messi statue unveiled in Buenos Aires, Argentina As He Retires From Professional Football


On Tuesday, the Mayor of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta unveiled a Lionel Messi Statue as part of it’s ‘Don’t Leave’ campaign to tempt Messi to reconsider his decision after the Argentina captain called time on his International career following the heartbreaking Copa America final defeat to Chile. Argentina President Mauricio Macri said he had spoken by telephone with Messi after he announced his shock retirement and was hoping to change his mind. See more photos below:

Photo credit: AP

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