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Brazilian Legend Pele Urges Messi To Reconsider International Retirement

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legend has become the latest high-profile name to call for to retract his decision to retire from international .

Messi announced he would no longer play for after missing a penalty in the final shootout defeat by last Sunday.

“In the last 10 years, no doubt he has been the best player. What happened to him happens in football. Only the one who kicks the penalty can miss the penalty,” Pele was quoted as saying by Sky Sports on Friday.

“He got very upset but maybe if he waits a little bit he’ll forget about it because this has happened to a lot of good players. In the last 15 years, for me, he has been one of the best players in the world and this is more important,” the three-time World Cup winner said, before adding, “I hope he listens to me.”

Others to have called for Messi to return include Argentina great and the South American country’s president, Mauricio Macri.

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