Argentina unveils Messi’s statue hoping to convince to reverse retirement decision

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

​​The Mayor of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta on Tuesday, unveiled a Lionel Messi Statue as part of its ​”Don’t Leave​” ​campaign to tempt Messi to reconsider his decision​ to quit the Argentine national team.

Messi announced his retirement from international football following ​Argentina’s ​heartbreaking Copa America final defeat to Chile.

​​Argentin​e​ President Mauricio Macri said he had spoken by telephone with Messi and ​he ​was hoping ​he would change his mind.

President Macri said ​he hope​d​ to meet Messi next week ​to try and convince him to return to the national team.

Messi​,​ who celebrated his 29th birthday ​five days ago​, returned to Argentina on Monday after the COPA America exit, but has not spoken publicly about his decision.

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