Lionel Messi retires from international football

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team,  announced retirement from International Football after Argentina’s loss in Copa America final.

Lionel Messi, in full Lionel Andrés Messi, also called Leo Messi Argentine-born football (soccer) player who was named Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) world player of the year five times (2009–12 and 2015). Messi started playing football as a boy and in 1995 joined the youth team of Newell’s Old Boys. Messi’s phenomenal skills garnered the attention of prestigious clubs on both sides of the Atlantic. At age 13 Messi and his family relocated to Barcelona, and he began playing for FC Barcelona’s under-14 team. 

So let’s do
1.  Expand the term FIFA?
2. Name the Ace Footballer, who has announced retirement from International Football,
Recently?

Source – The Hindu


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