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From president to social media, Argentina wants Messi back

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) The president of Argentina said Tuesday he hopes to meet Lionel Messi next week and convince him to return to the national team.

President Mauricio Macri said he had spoken by telephone with Messi, who announced his shock retirement from the Argentine national team following the loss Sunday to Chile on penalty kicks in the Copa America final in the United States.

Messi returned Monday to Argentina, but has not spoken publicly.

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