Lionel Messi has announcement his retirement from international football after Argentina lost to Chile in the Copa America 2016 final at the MetLife Stadium on Monday.
This was Argentina’s second in a row loss in the final of Copa America, both to Chile.
The Argentina and Barcelona forward, five times World Player of the Year, missed Argentina’s opening penalty in the Copa America shoot-out.
“The national team is over for me. It’s my decision,” Messi was cited as saying by the BBC.
“It’s tough, it’s not the time for analysis. In the dressing room I thought that the national team was over, it’s not for me (anymore),” Messi said on Twitter.
The announcement came right after that, with emotions running high.
Messi made his international debut for Argentina back in 2005. The Barcelona superstar recently became the highest goalscorer for Argentina, with 55 goals, beating Gabriel Batistuta’s mark.
Messi played 113 games for his nation. However, he will continue to play club football for Barcelona. But this decision is a huge loss for all the fans of the legendary forward across the world.
The 29-year-old Argentine forward was seen in tears after he failed to lead his nation to the Copa America 2016 title.Follow @gorkhapost
Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded
BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.
The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.
Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.
Transportation has also been halted.
Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.
Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.
The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.
Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.
Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.Follow @gorkhapost