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Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by Kingsley10000: 4:32pm On Jun 27, 2016
YomaA:
Irrespective of all these hatred and tantrums,from ronaldo critics,u all will still tell ur kids and grand kids about how blessed and exciting it was to see messi play and how he made ronaldo stand on his toes every season,how he lost 4 finals but defeated nigeria in 2 finals to help argentina,how he never won the world cup,same with ronaldo who got his best years with Deco n figo,how they both broke records and made football exciting,no matter how much u hate messi,hes just 29yrs old and wrote his name in the sand of times years ago,some of u haven't even gotten a car at 30 sef and u dey beef am,appreciate talents and enjoy d game,its not a war.
no mind those cr7 obsessed fools.what this legend has achieved ronaldo cant reach that apex in next 20yrs....
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by DJHANDSOME(m): 4:35pm On Jun 27, 2016
I love you messi! cry
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by ChikaSunday(m): 4:36pm On Jun 27, 2016
Feranchek:
Ndo nwa'm

Ronaldo may never win the world cup or Euros, buh he'll never quit prematurely.

That's a matured and COMPLETE footballer

God bless ORORO! !!!

Madridsta, are you from Delta?
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by goshen26: 4:37pm On Jun 27, 2016
Ur juju will definitely disappoint u at d last moment to glory.... Goshen26-2016
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by emmand2(m): 4:38pm On Jun 27, 2016
C.ronaldo remains the best
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by TeamSimple(m): 4:41pm On Jun 27, 2016
Lastine:



Chai!!!... Internet shouldn't be provided for some dumb..

Did I hear you say Ribery? At 2014 Ballon d'or? Lols

Go download the footage


There is enough brain to go around
Did I in any way write offensive while making my point?
You think you have got bad mouth. if I choose to reply you the same way you did, your parents would regret the day they gave birth to you.
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by sirlop(m): 4:42pm On Jun 27, 2016
abokikhalifa:


did i hear you say flop? have ronaldo everr played a final with is national team
Yes, Euro 2004 finals. They lost to Greece.
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by sirlop(m): 4:43pm On Jun 27, 2016
Kingsley10000:
no mind those cr7 obsessed fools.what this legend has achieved ronaldo cant reach that apex in next 20yrs....
Clown
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by Frankaka8(m): 4:43pm On Jun 27, 2016
MakaveliTheDon:
baba Ronaldo is captaining a team that has not one match within 90mins in this euro with critics Cr7 still improving . CR7 IS THE LORD OF MESSI
Messi 5world best, age 29yrs, ororo 3world best, age 31...baba use ur brain here. Someone leads, the other follow na

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Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by Frankaka8(m): 4:46pm On Jun 27, 2016
emmand2:
C.ronaldo remains the best
dat is why Nigeria lies 62nd in Fifa ranking. Them no sabi football at all.
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by Dainikel(m): 4:46pm On Jun 27, 2016
This is gonna sound a little funny but I think its feasible enough. Tata Martino might just be the downfall of Argentina since 2014. I & a friend got talking about the copa & the dude assuringly told me Chile's gonna win the copa & I told him its not possible considering the way Messi & the other players even Higuain had been through the rounds & now to the final. I could bet anything that Argentina was gonna win the copa but then he said Argentina's gonna lose again cos of her coach 'Tata' owing to the meaning of his name been 'almost there'. This same Tata made Barcelona go trophyless in 2013 even when Barcelona was just a point down to ATM...Messi actually scored a beautiful goal in that game but surprisingly it was declared an offside by the ref(there was absolutely nothing off about that goal) & the game ended 1-1 in ATM's favour. The copa del rey also turned out disappointingly in a most astonishing manner as barca lost leaving them trophyless in such a long time.
Higuain has been playing beautifully through the rounds until the finals...why the finals for the 3rd consecutive time?
Could the meaning of the name of the coach 'Tata' be the cause?

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Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by omonla555: 4:47pm On Jun 27, 2016
Has Messi played in any League outside Spain? NO
Has Messi played in any Club aside Barcelona? NO

Messi in any Club aside Barcelona might be a failure.
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by Lastine: 4:50pm On Jun 27, 2016
TeamSimple:

Did I in any way write offensive while making my point?
You think you have got bad mouth. if I choose to reply you the same way you did, your parents would regret the day they gave birth to you.



I dy sorry bro.. I never know you ni jae

Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by sirlop(m): 4:55pm On Jun 27, 2016
Frankaka8:
Messi 5world best, age 29yrs, ororo 3world best, age 31...baba use ur brain here. Someone leads, the other follow na
U shld use your brain here.The word best is not always a true reflection of the best..Ppl are allowed to vote for anybody. I believe Messi enjoyed some goodwill cos of his calmness. An accolade that doesnt have laid down basis of judgement shldnt be used as a yard stick.If Messi wants to show us he is the best, he shld go to another team or another league and prove himself.Aside that, we only see him as a Barcelona star. When you look at Argentina, you wonder how they have failed to win a major trophy with the golden generation of players they have. Portugal on the other hand haven't had such quality of players since Figo and Simao retired, still CR7 hasn't considered retirement.

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Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by sirlop(m): 4:58pm On Jun 27, 2016
Frankaka8:
dat is why Nigeria lies 62nd in Fifa ranking. Them no sabi football at all.
Psychiatric patient
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by Drdonzeez(m): 5:00pm On Jun 27, 2016
frenzydaniel1:



And some pple dey talk sey e beta pass CR7 ooo, but him sef no collect cup for international level.
Mmttccchhhhhhewwwwwwww


abeg shey Garry and Pawpaw is gud for dis aftn abi pap and ewedu? grin
U-20 WYC and Olympic no be cup?Whether you like or not,he has achieved something on international stage..No man is an island,maradona,Pele had their shortcomings.pls tell me Ronaldo has achieved something with portugal#

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Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by MakaveliTheDon(m): 5:01pm On Jun 27, 2016
Frankaka8:
Messi 5world best, age 29yrs, ororo 3world best, age 31...baba use ur brain here. Someone leads, the other follow na
even with the age is improvement is incomparable no ronaldo no Portugal no real madrid presently.. quote me wrong . i ve got ma points
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by Nobody: 5:04pm On Jun 27, 2016
just thinking...........higuain go fit arsenal o ooooo!!! grin
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by wristbangle: 5:05pm On Jun 27, 2016
MakaveliTheDon:
did you watch all portugal's match especially last match it was boring the players were woeful you cant compare a quaresma to a record breaking aguero or a fine Dimara to nani. This past season Ronaldo was criticised ,booed by his own fans they even said he doesnt score away they even threw things at him but Ororo never quits.. Cr7 is messi's godfather

Yet messi is compared to legendary like Maradona, Pele, et al. but CR7 is compared to messi. Deal with that.

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Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by wristbangle: 5:07pm On Jun 27, 2016
frenzydaniel1:


So na your own primary school prefect award dem use praise you for university abi? grin

If u no pass through primary school, how u wan be BSC graduate na. cheesy
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by zuma4k(m): 5:10pm On Jun 27, 2016
ARGENTINA NEVER LOVED MESSI AS BARCELONA DO - NOW THEY MUST BEG HIM TO COME Back...
The 29-year-old Camp Nou legend quit his national side after losing the Copa America Centenario final on penalties and big changes are needed if he is to return in 2018.
Lionel Messi has had enough. After losing the Copa America Centenario final with Argentina on Sunday night in New Jersey, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner announced that he would not be wearing the blue and white of his national team ever again.
Messi missed a penalty in the shootout as Argentina lost out to Chile in a scenario similar to last year's events in Santiago. Two consecutive Copas (as well as the 2007 edition), plus the World Cup: four finals lost with the Albiceleste. And according to the player himself, there will be no fifth time lucky.
"It's a difficult moment to analyse," a distraught Messi said afterwards. "The first thing that comes into my head is that it's over. For me the national team is over."
And he added: "It has been four finals. It was what I most wanted. It didn't work out. I think that's it. It's what I feel now, what I think. There is great sadness. I missed the penalty, that's it."
And Messi may be the first of many to leave Argentina behind. Later, Sergio Aguero said: "We're all messed up. But that's the worst I have seen Leo. He did everything he could to get us here. But Messi probably won't be the only one to quit the national team. Several us are thinking about not carrying on."
Aguero said during last year's Copa that "it would be a failure if this generation of players didn't win anything" and his team-mates all agreed with that statement. But they still haven't and now the likes of 'Kun', Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain could all follow Messi out of the national team.
It is a travesty that such a group of talent has failed to win a major prize at senior level (after claiming the Under-20 World Cup in 2005 and the Olympic title with the U-23 side in 2008). And perhaps the saddest thing of all is Messi's assertion that many will be happy to see him go.
"It's for the good of everyone," he said. "For me and for everyone. Many want that. People aren't happy with reaching the final and we are not happy either."
Messi in Argentina has always divided opinion. Even now, some supporters continue to treat him harshly simply because he has never played club football in his homeland. Likewise the media. But Messi cares deeply about his national team and that surely showed more than ever by his tearful reaction after this latest loss.
Even Diego Maradona has hit out at the Barcelona forward, telling Pele recently at an event in France that the four-time Ballon d'Or winner "doesn't have the personality to be a leader" like players from previous generations.
But Messi is just one player and if anyone has led Argentina to three consecutive finals, it is he. That they have ended in defeat is not the fault of only Messi, not by any means. Maradona did not score in the final of the 1986 World Cup and whie he did provide the assist for the winning goal, Jose Burruchaga still had to put it in the net. Had Gonzalo Higuain done similar in any of the last three finals, the story would surely be different.
Those are the fine lines between success and failure. And the result of one isolated match should not determine whether Messi is the greatest player ever. He already is. As Jorge Valdano once famously said: "Messi is Maradona every day. He is the Maradona from the World Cup in Mexico."
Valdano told Goal recently: "Winning the Copa America would strengthen his emotional ties with Argentina, but a Copa would add nothing to his status as a genius."
And Jorge Sampaoli, who as Chile coach denied Messi the Copa America in 2015, told
Goal in an interview earlier this year: "I think that whoever cannot recognise Messi as the best is a fool."
But Argentina have not been able to keep Messi happy on or off the pitch and that is perhaps their biggest sin. Berated and blamed by fans and the media, the Barcelona forward, whose every touch is idolised by those at Camp Nou, feels the weight of a nation each time he pulls on the shirt.
"What I would tell that man is that Leo does not play like he does in Barcelona for Argentina because here he may not enjoy himself," Sampaoli said in that same interview.
"We have to make people accept that he can play well and badly, for Leo to feel loved. If we do not enjoy him, nothing can make us happy. I can assure you that all the comments reach Messi and make him feel bad, and that feeling enters the pitch."
And therein lies the biggest problem. But there are also others. The Argentine Football Association (AFA) is in chaos at the moment with no president and Messi complained on social media just last week of organisational issues that had left the squad stranded on a plane in the US. That is no way to treat the world's best player - especially days before a major final.
Conditions on the pitch have not been the best either. Gerardo Martino is a good coach who likes to play attractive football, but he is not a winner and his track record at Barcelona and now as Argentina boss over the past two seasons have shown that. At Camp Nou, Messi has been given all the ingredients he needs to succeed. With Argentina, he has not.
Now he has gone and they will surely realise quite quickly what they are missing. But if they are to coax him back for one last shot at glory in the 2018 World Cup, then there have to be big changes. At the AFA, with the team itself, and also the attitude towards Messi. Treat him better, charm him, give him what he needs, including a winning coach like Diego Simeone or Sampaoli - and beg him to come back for one final fling in Russia.
Argentina have to qualify first, of course. But they should, despite a possible player exodus, and Messi will only be 30 (almost 31) when the World Cup kicks off. Still in his prime.
Messi has shown his love to the Albiceleste for more than a decade, he has given everything he has. Now he needs a break to recover emotionally; then all the love and affection he should have been given before. And maybe, just maybe, he'll come back for what could yet be a fantastic finale in Moscow.
Over to you, Argentina.
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by wristbangle: 5:10pm On Jun 27, 2016
LesbianBoy:

Just lookat! E carry for junior level...no be against nigeria! Shey nigeria na team? grin grin grin grin

See your life? U dey degrade your country. Wait e easy to reach tournament finals? See ya head tongue
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by MuyiRano(m): 5:12pm On Jun 27, 2016
Dainikel:
This is gonna sound a little funny but I think its feasible enough. Tata Martino might just be the downfall of Argentina since 2014. I & a friend got talking about the copa & the dude assuringly told me Chile's gonna win the copa & I told him its not possible considering the way Messi & the other players even Higuain had been through the rounds & now to the final. I could bet anything that Argentina was gonna win the copa but then he said Argentina's gonna lose again cos of her coach 'Tata' owing to the meaning of his name been 'almost there'. This same Tata made Barcelona go trophyless in 2013 even when Barcelona was just a point down to ATM...Messi actually scored a beautiful goal in that game but surprisingly it was declared an offside by the ref(there was absolutely nothing off about that goal) & the game ended 1-1 in ATM's favour. The copa del rey also turned out disappointingly in a most astonishing manner as barca lost leaving them trophyless in such a long time.
Higuain has been playing beautifully through the rounds until the finals...why the finals for the 3rd consecutive time?
Could the meaning of the name of the coach 'Tata' be the cause?
No bro. Tata came afta d WC in Brazil. Isabella stepped aside den Martino came... I dnt think Tata is dier problem,bt Higuain is. Dis is d 3rd time 4 him to decide a big final match 4 Argentina bt he alws blow it off. I'm beginning to research on wat dat name really means
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by Frankaka8(m): 5:12pm On Jun 27, 2016
sirlop:

U shld use your brain here.The word best is not always a true reflection of the best..Ppl are allowed to vote for anybody. I believe Messi enjoyed some goodwill cos of his calmness. An accolade that doesnt have laid down basis of judgement shldnt be used as a yard stick.If Messi wants to show us he is the best, he shld go to another team or another league and prove himself.Aside that, we only see him as a Barcelona star. When you look at Argentina, you wonder how they have failed to win a major trophy with the golden generation of players they have. Portugal on the other hand haven't had such quality of players since Figo and Simao retired, still CR7 hasn't considered retirement.
quick question, Messi got to worldcup finals with injury plague argies and won theMVP, has ronlado donedat. Portugese league is a. topnotch in europe mind yu. Imagine Messi playing against opponents like mangala, matersaker, kolo toure, ivanovic and Co He is too goodfor epl

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Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by openmine(m): 5:13pm On Jun 27, 2016
SUMCIOUZ:

Guy you can lie Oo, greece won that euro not portugal
I didn't say Portugal won dat championship...the guy I quoted said ronaldo hasn't been to "any finals in any championship" before...go back and read wat d guy I quoted said....
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by zuma4k(m): 5:13pm On Jun 27, 2016
wristbangle:


Yet messi is compared to legendary like Maradona, Pele, et al. but CR7 is compared to messi. Deal with that.
That's a point I'm always tryna prove...
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by babe4wealth(f): 5:17pm On Jun 27, 2016
Badosqi:
Lionel Messi broke down in tears Sunday night as Argentina suffered another tournament heartbreak to Chile at Metlife stadium. The lasting moment of the Copa America Centenario may be Messi missing in the penalty kick shootouts and then breaking down in tears. But now that may also be the lasting image of the 29-year-old superstar in an Argentina uniform.

Following the loss, Messi, in the heat of the moment, shockingly announced that he is quitting national team.

"It is difficult, the time is hard for any analysis. In the dressing room I thought the selection was completed for me, it is not for me," Messi said, per Argentina's social media account.

#Messi: "Es difícil, el momento es duro para cualquier análisis. En el vestuario pensé que se terminó para mí la Selección, no es para mí".— Selección Argentina (@Argentina) June 27, 2016


More to come as the story develops.
In shocking turn of events, Messi retires from international play.



www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/lionel-messi-quits-argentina-national-team-following-another-final-failure-at-copa-america/


MESSI HAS NOT SEEN ANYTHING YET, HE HAD D EFFRONTERY TO DENY HIS FATHER B4 D WORLD........HE WILL CONTINUE TO NOSEDIVE TILL HE APOLOGISES TO HIS DAD,,,,,,IF HE DOUBTS IT,,DEN HE CAN ASK D PRODIGAL SON WAT HAPPENED:::::::::::
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by Akinkunmi0777(m): 5:25pm On Jun 27, 2016
Messi, i respect you best footballer in the globe, but you don't have to quit cos you can win 2018 world cup.

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Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by sirlop(m): 5:37pm On Jun 27, 2016
Frankaka8:
quick question, Messi got to worldcup finals with injury plague argies and won theMVP, has ronlado donedat. Portugese league is a. topnotch in europe mind yu. Imagine Messi playing against opponents like mangala, matersaker, kolo toure, ivanovic and Co He is too goodfor epl
I don't think u read my comment well. The so called Ivanovich u mentioned has played against Messi severally and how did Messi fare? U and I know the MVP given to Messi in the last Wcup wasn't deserved. He wasn't even amongst the best in dat tournament. I spoke of the Portuguese team and not their league., even their league isn't among the top 5 leagues in Europe. Checkout their squad before u talk. If Argentina were to be in Europe, they would find it difficult in the euros. European teams are very sound, unlike the Copa America competition with few genuine contenders.

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Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by meltiplexer: 5:39pm On Jun 27, 2016
Am so happy they lose because i won cool cash from my prediction on Naijabet accoount

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Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by MakaveliTheDon(m): 5:44pm On Jun 27, 2016
wristbangle:


Yet messi is compared to legendary like Maradona, Pele, et al. but CR7 is compared to messi. Deal with that.
baba when a whole club and country depends on a single guy.. what more can you ask of a legend?
Re: Lionel Messi Quits Argentina National After Copa Loss by sirlop(m): 5:55pm On Jun 27, 2016
MakaveliTheDon:
baba when a whole club and country depends on a single guy.. what more can you ask of a legend?
Intelligence at its peak. What an answer

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