There have been many debates over the years, over which player was the best in his era, as well as which player is the greatest of all time. When it comes to the current era, there are two players that always seem to steal the headlines, and they are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, with both also being among those tipped as the greatest ever.
However, both players are beginning to get ever closer to the end of their playing career, with only a few years left at the very top, so it was no huge surprise when Lionel Messi announced his retirement from International football recently. Lionel missed a vital penalty for Argentina at Copa America and decided that the time was right to call it a day on the International scene.
The news has certainly pleased his partner Antonella Roccuzzo, who is now looking forward to getting to spend some more quality time with her man, along with their children. Lionel Messi will still play for Barcelona and will still be considered the best in the business, while also getting to spend much more precious time with his family.
Antonella Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi have two sons together, Thiago and Mateo, and we are sure that the boys are going to be delighted to have their father around much more. It is always sad to see a top player retiring from International football but maybe it will prolong his playing career by a few more years.