It gets worse: Messi missed Argentina’s opening penalty in the Chile match. The pain of defeat is one that Messi knows all too well, having also recently lost the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil.

It’s been a tough year for the little Argentine. He was one of many celebrities to be named in the Panama papers and stood trial for tax fraud. But at least he retires having become Argentina’s all-time leading goal scorer with 55 goals, in a perfectly executed shot during the second half of Argentina’s semi-final against the US.

Messi also has an impressive list of broken records, which includes most goals scored in Spanish history, most goals scored in Europe, and most goals scored in a single season.

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