Barcelona’s star player Lionel Messi has reversed his decision to retire from international football and says he will now represent Argentina again.
Messi stunned world football when he quit after a frustrating Copa America final loss. But after holding talks with new head coach Edgardo Bauza says he will now be available
“I see there are lots of problems in Argentine football and I do not want to create another,” Messi said in a statement.
“I do not want to cause any harm, I have always tried to do the opposite and help wherever I could.
“We have to fix a lot of things in Argentine football, but I’d rather do that from the inside and not criticising from the outside.
“A lot of things went through my head the day of the last final and I seriously thought about quitting, but I love this country and this shirt too much.
“I thank all the people who want me to keep playing with Argentina, I hope we can soon deliver them some joy.”