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10 Stars Who Came Back From International Retirement

10 Stars Who Came Back From International Retirement

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By David Kappel - Jun 30, 2016 12:43 PM @kappilinho

Argentina fans are begging Lionel Messi to make a u-turn on his shock retirement, so we had a look at 10 other stars, including two South Africans, who returned to their national teams after announcing their international retirements.

Click through the gallery to see 10 stars who made a u-turn on their international retirement.

The Argentina captain announced that he will not play for the Albiceleste again after losing the Copa America final to Chile.

Fans, legends and teammates have come out in support of the 29-year-old, and many believe Messi could change his mind and return to playing for Argentina at some point.

If he did, the FC Barcelona superstar wouldn't be the first to do so. Back in 2002, for example, South Africa's all-time record striker Benni McCarthy announced his retirement from Bafana Bafana.

However, he came back to help the national team in 2004 and eclipsed Shaun Bartlett's record of 29 goals for South Africa in 2008. McCarthy made his final appearance for the national team when he came on as a late substitute in a 1-0 defeat against Brazil in 2012. He eventually finished his national career with 35 goals in 78 games.

Read: 15 Stars Who Could Retire After Euro 2016

Click through the gallery to see which other international stars, including five Africans, made a u-turn on their international retirement, and let us know if you think Messi should return to playing for Argentina as well!


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BENJALDINHO Joined: 12 Dec 2014
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BENJALDINHO Jul 08, 2016 10:02 PM
THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL TO DATE WHO CAME OUT RETIREMENT IN MY OPINION IT IS THE GREAT INDOMITABLE LION ROGER MILLA AT ITALIA '90.DID YOU KNOW THAT ROGER MILLA WON THE AFRICAN FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR IN 1979 AND THEN IN 1990 .
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KINGMOJOJO Jul 06, 2016 04:49 PM
Joseph???? Really
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Faysal Jun 30, 2016 09:18 PM
Maradona and Pirlo
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The_Diski_God Jun 30, 2016 06:34 PM
zizou's return was very special,led france to 2006 world cup final.
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Sucker Punch The Legend Jun 30, 2016 06:32 PM
He will make a U-turn believe me
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Binda_Bucks1 Jun 30, 2016 06:24 PM
Wow
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king leo 10 Joined: 17 Feb 2016
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king leo 10 Jun 30, 2016 05:46 PM
Messi will also return to the national team
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Bhekisisa_KINGSISA_Sosibo Jun 30, 2016 04:42 PM
How many of you realized that lord pessi made his retirement drama to forget his penalty miss from our mind !! Surely lord pessi ll get oscar for sure
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KINGB Jun 30, 2016 04:13 PM
Stupid stats mmmxm
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shadae Jun 30, 2016 03:26 PM
schillo wont come back
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Godfreyxp89 Jun 30, 2016 03:02 PM
Well
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sithole14 Joined: 24 May 2011
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sithole14 Jun 30, 2016 02:41 PM
No news here n we all know why benni left in the 1st place!
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siyandat Jun 30, 2016 02:34 PM
@ sir kaizer what was the story with bennie n bafana?
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Sir KAIZER SENIOR Jun 30, 2016 02:28 PM
some like fred,moenib
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deadly trio msn Jun 30, 2016 02:27 PM
Nd messi will join the crew
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Sir KAIZER SENIOR Jun 30, 2016 02:26 PM
ey BENNI stood up and fought for his own players in bafazi bafzai,but what did they do? as usual bafazi sold him up and he was on his own,ey benni u were a true leader its just that SAFA labeled your name,I remember when u were on ROB MARAWA,metro fm where u put your story on the table and Oliphant ran away
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Messi Will Follow....
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303oneman Jun 30, 2016 01:31 PM
Some could have stayed in retirement forrver

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