Barcelona forward Lionel Messi announced that he will return to play for Argentina, ending his short-lived retirement from international football.
Messi, called it quits after missing a penalty in the shootout defeat to Chile in this summer’s Copa America final. It was Messi’s third consecutive defeat in major final, World cup in 2014 against Germany and Copa America 2015 defeat to the same opponent.
In a statement, Messi said that ‘he made the U-turn for the love of the country and to help from within’. The five-time world player of the year hasn’t talked publicly after shocking Argentina and the rest of the world with his unexpected resignation. The footballing fans urged Messi to reconsider his decision and return to play at least the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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