Messi retires – level 2
Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football. This came after Argentina was beaten 4-2 by Chile in the Copa America final.
People regard Messi as the greatest player of his generation, and he won every trophy possible at club level with Barcelona. However, his only titles with his country were the Under-20 World Cup and the 2008 Olympics.
Difficult words: announce (say something officially), retirement (when you stop working, stop doing something), regard (when people think about you in a certain way).
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