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Mauricio Macri Persuaded Lionel Messi Not To Retire

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country’s President Mauricio Macri persuaded Lionel Messi not to leave the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat.The Barcelona superstar left the field in tears after missing a spot-kick in the Copa America Centenario final shoot-out against Chile on Sunday.

 Mauricio Macri Persuaded Lionel Messi Not To Retire

Lionel Messi reportedly said that he was quitting, throwing Argentine football into turmoil ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia also has to stay because he still has playing days ahead of him.The 29 year old soccer star is widely rated as the best player in the world, but Sunday’s loss was his fourth defeat in an international final for Argentina after an outpouring of disappointment by fans online.

”He called him and told him how proud he feels of the national team’s performance and asked him not to listen to the criticism,” said Macri.