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'It Would Be No Surprise If Messi Retires'

'It Would Be No Surprise If Lionel Messi Retires'

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 22, 2018 03:30 PM @KeeganKruger

A former Argentina star has admitted that he would not be surprised if Lionel Messi retires from international football again at the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Messi, who has failed to fire on all cylinders in Russia so far, looked a deflated figure as his team were hammered 3-0 by Croatia in their second Group D match, and his former national teammate Pablo Zabaleta thinks he could soon walk away from the national team for good.

"I just feel so sorry for Lionel Messi," he told the BBC.

"This was his last chance to win something with Argentina, so I would not be surprised to see him retire from international football after this.

"He will be so disappointed, and it is another four years until Qatar."

Zabaleta also touched on how the supporters back in Argentina must be thinking of the team's performance at the World Cup.

"The people in Argentina will be so angry now," he added.

"You expect more from those players. They are so hungry for this World Cup, and they will not accept this.

"I have never seen a performance like this by Argentina. Never before. There was a lack of spirit, and it is bizarre to see."

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Messi has made 124 appearances for his country so far, scoring 64 goals and assisting a further 43 strikes.

Do you think the Blaugrana star will once again retire after the tournament? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jun 24, 2018 01:56 AM
Messi is playing alone the, he has no one to assist him, he lack players like pastore rojo and Romero in thethe field
Sanchez Alexis Joined: 29 Dec 2015
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Sanchez Alexis Jun 23, 2018 09:17 PM
He will retire then makes a U turn as usual. This guy is full of jokes
RealManUchiefz Joined: 11 Jun 2017
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RealManUchiefz Jun 23, 2018 05:21 PM
I tot he is a magician wht happend bo ran out of tricks maybe
baba ka Luvo Joined: 06 Jan 2018
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baba ka Luvo Jun 23, 2018 04:20 PM
bloody goat he doesnt have balls he will runaway
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brynemasasanya Jun 23, 2018 09:48 AM
Hardy poi!
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chinyama Jun 23, 2018 06:17 AM
2day is a human is not god
KK-kELLS Joined: 20 Mar 2018
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KK-kELLS Jun 22, 2018 11:13 PM
messi did his best for Argentina to quality for the world cup n now they expecting him to perform miracles? so unfair from the Argentines... he need supports as well from everyone surrounding him n he's also human after all.

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