The Obelisco in downtown Buenos Aires is the planned venue for a mass demonstration in favor of the captain staying on, after he retired following Copa America defeat.
Fans of Lionel Messi in Argentina have called for a massive march in the center of Buenos Aires to persuade their hero to carry on with the national team.
Over 100,000 people have so far expressed interest in the rally, which has been publicized on Facebook and is set to take place at the Obelisco monument.
The Obelisco is traditionally where fans gather to celebrate titles for either local clubs or the national team, but those going on Saturday plan to protest against their captain's international retirement.
"This Saturday July 2 at 6 p.m. we are all going to the Obelisco to show him our affection and our hopes he will continue wearing the Argentina shirt," the event page states.
"Come on Messi, don't give up on us!!!"
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