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WATCH: Top Five Performances Of Lionel Messi's Football Career

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| June 27 , 2016 , 19:37 IST
messiOn Sunday, Argentina and Barcelona icon Lionel Messi gave a big shock to football fans as he announced his retirement from international football following a heartbreaking loss to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final at East Rutherford (New Jersey). For a player used to winning everything in sight at the club level with FC Barcelona, Messi's international career followed a depressingly familiar pattern of disappointment and underachievement. Ahead of the start of this 2016 tournament, Diego Maradona had also accused Messi of lacking a personality. Well! Whatever, the present is, in the past, this little magician has managed to conjure up some truly amazing moments for football fans, here are five of them:
2006 World cup debut match
2008 Beijing Olympics
2014 World cup qualifier, Argentina vs Paraguay
2016 Copa Amercia: Argentina vs Panama
2016 Copa: Argentina vs US
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