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Messi says he has retired from internationals

Jun 26, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi (10) reacts after missing a penalty kick during penalty kicks of the championship match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario soccer tournament at MetLife Stadium. Chile won 0-0 (4-2). Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 26, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi (10) reacts after missing a penalty kick during penalty kicks of the championship match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario soccer tournament at MetLife Stadium. Chile won 0-0 (4-2). Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Lionel Messi has said he is to retire from international soccer after Argentina were beaten 4-2 by Chile on penalties in the final of the Copa America on Sunday, the fourth time he has lost a final with the national side.

"It's tough, it's not the time for analysis," he was quoted as saying on the Argentine national team's Twitter feed. "In the dressing room I thought that the national team was over, it's not for me."

(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)

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