Everyone’s quitting Argentina
It’s a monumental day for the Argentine football team. How can they recover from this?
La Albiceleste lost the Copa America final to Chile on Sunday night, and that’s triggered an incredible domino effect of players resigning from the Argentine international team.
The first player who announced his international retirement was Leo Messi.
But that was just the beginning.
Sergio Aguero & Javier Mascherano quit too
In an incredible turn of events, Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero and FC Barcelona stawart Javier Mascherano both announced they are retiring from the international stage too.
As is that wasn’t enough, reports coming out of South America also claimed that Angel Di Maria, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Gonzalo Higuain and Lucas Biglia are all poised to hang up their Argentine boots too.
Perhaps surprisingly, coach Tata Martino hasn’t decided to walk away from the international scene.
Tweets on the exodus of stars from the Argentine national team are below.
Messi, Mascherano and Aguero are all retiring from the Argentina National team??? pic.twitter.com/8mSLAqYux6
— Neymar Jr. (@NeyMarvellous) June 27, 2016
ESPN: Messi, Mascherano & Aguero have retired. Higuain, Lavezzi, Biglia & others are also expected to follow suit.
— M.A.J (@UItraSuristic) June 27, 2016
Argentina lose their 3rd title in 3 years – Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Javier Mascherano retire in the same night. Wow.
— Dave O’Connell (@DaveOCKOP) June 27, 2016
Sergio Aguero on Lionel Messi: “It’s the worst I’ve ever seen him in the dressing room after a game.” pic.twitter.com/fGqEllbiZY
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) June 27, 2016
There are reports that Sergio Aguero will retire from International football as well. Argentinean FA has serious issues with corruption etc.
— City Chief ️ (@City_Chief) June 27, 2016
BREAKING: ACCORDING TO REPORTS, DI MARÍA, LAVEZZI, BIGLIA, HIGUAÍN WILL ALSO RETIRE FROM INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL WITH MESSI, MASCHE & AGUERO
— Messi World (@MessiWorId) June 27, 2016