Football News: Messi changes mind, will help Argentina try to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Football News: Messi changes mind, will help Argentina try to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Football superstar Lionel Messi has agreed to return to the Argentina national team. One of the sports’ best players had a meeting with his country’s new manager, Edgardo Bauza and has changed his mind after initially announcing his retirement from NT after they lost at the 2016 Copa America.

Messi, who was depressed after the continental tournament loss to Chile in the championship match, immediately announced his retirement from the national team the same day of their loss.

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Messi’s camp has not confirmed any report of his return to the NT but there are confirmed reports of the meeting between Messi and Bauza, who is reportedly set to announce the 23-man squad for matches against Uruguay and Venezuela in September.

The next major international tournament is the 2018 World Cup and Messi has come home empty-handed in all his international tournaments for Argentina in his career.

La Albiceleste is aiming for their first major tournament title since 1993.

The Chilean side in the final played Messi physically throughout the match and the superstar missed one of the penalty kicks to disappoint many of his fans from Argentina and around the world.

Messi, who plays for Barcelona, is considered one of the best players in this football generation alongside rival Cristiano Ronaldo from rival Spanish rival club Real Madrid.

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The 29-year-old Messi, who is from Rosario, Argentina, has played for the Argentine national team since 2004 and part of the senior team since 2005. He has 113 appearances for the senior squad and has scored a total of 55 goals.

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