The Copa America final may be the last we see of Lionel Messi in an Argentina uniform.
Messi told reporters after Argentina's latest heart-breaking loss in a major final that the national team is not for him and that he's done playing for the Albiceleste, seemingly calling a close to his international career.
Messi missed his penalty kick in the shootout loss to Chile, and Argentina fell to a defeat in a final for a third straight summer after the 2014 World Cup and 2015 Copa America, and it was the fourth final loss of Messi's Argentina career. Chile prevailed 4-2 in the shootout after a 0-0 draw, prompting Messi to say the following:
Sergio Romero said that he thought Messi was speaking in the heat of the moment after the gut-wrenching loss. If indeed Messi, 29, is done, he retires as his nation's all-time leading scorer, setting the new standard against the USA with his 55th career international goal.