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Lionel Messi Comes out of 'Retirement' to Play for Argentina Again

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    Lionel Messi of Argentina looks on against Chile during the Copa America Centenario Championship match at MetLife Stadium on June 26, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

    Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi is coming out of his brief so-called retirement to play once again for his country, NBC News reported.

    Unable to stay away from the shirt that has brought so much joy to his life, according to ESPN, Messi officially confirmed today after meetings with Argentina's new national team coach that he would be returning to his blue and white colors.

    "I seriously thought about leaving, but my love for Argentina and this jersey forced me to return."