Messi named in Argentine squad for World Cup qualifiers

Messi named in Argentine squad for World Cup qualifiers

Less than 2 months after announcing that he had quit the Argentine national team, Lionel Messi has been named in Argentina's squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers hours after reversing his decision to retire from international football.

Messi named in Argentine squad for World Cup qualifiers

The Barcelona striker made the announcement on Friday night saying that he loves Argentina 'too much' to walk away from the national team, having previously announced he was finished following their penalty shootout loss to Chile in the Copa America final in June.

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Following talks with new Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza, Messi's name was included in the squad to face Uruguay and Venezuela next month.

Messi said he was quitting international football after missing a penalty in the Copa America final shoot-out at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, USA.

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That would have left Messi - one of the most decorated players in history at club level with Barca - having never won a major trophy with Argentina.

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