"I would like to highlight Javier Mascherano's career break and his new life, which begins now. I send him a big hug," said Scaloni.
"He was a symbol of Argentine football and I wish him all the best. I hope that whatever he does now, he does it with the same passion that he used to play with."
Mascherano earned 147 caps with Argentina.
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