Brazil advanced to the final of the Copa America with a 2-0 win over old rivals Argentina in Belo Horizonte thanks to a goal in each half from Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino.
Millions of fans around the world have taken to social media to urge Messi to reconsider his decision to retire from international football.
Lionel Messi's apparent last act in international football was to blaze his penalty over the bar as Argentina lose to Chile in the Copa America final.
Argentina and Chile advanced to the semi-finals of the Copa America on Saturday with Chile beating Mexico 7-0 and Argentina beating Venezuela 4-1 win.
Lionel Messi came off the bench to score a hat-trick in just 18 minutes as Argentina hammered Panama 5-0.
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