Retiring from international football at the age of 29 diminishes Messi's claim to being the greatest footballer to ever grace the game
The 29-year-old's international exit will give him the rest he needs to prolong his club career
The player regarded by many as the greatest of all time has suffered three major tournament final defeats in three years
'I don't think I will (return). I made up my mind. I did everything possible to win and it's done,' says 29-year-old
The 28-year-old, among the world’s highest-earning athletes, is being tried on the suspicion of creating a string of fake companies in Belize and Uruguay to avoid tax
Lionel Messi fails to make top three
Ferguson praised Messi's ability but claimed that Ronaldo is better because he 'could play for Stockport County and score a hat-trick'
Murtaza Ahmadi’s father received a call from a local gangster who thought the family had received money from Messi and wanted a share
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The Argentinian failed to make an impact as Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Atletico Madrid
The captain of the Argentina national team was accused by El Confidencial of 'setting up a tax fraud network'
Messi wants his Bacelona contract to be extended
The kids were allowed to take pictures and got signed shirts from the Barcelona stars
The trio have scored 122 goals between them this season
Former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager reveals tactics to try and stop the star
Obina Durumchukwu died after being stabbed with broken glass during the argument