Lionel Messi hints at retirement after the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Lionel Messi hints at his retirement from football after the 2022 FIFA World Cup final. The Argentine captain, who scored from a penalty and starred equally in Julián Álvarez’s other two goals against Croatia to lead his country to the final , has assured that the clash at the summit will be his last tour with the Albiceleste.

What did Lionel Messi say?

“I feel very happy to be able to achieve this, to end my World Cup career playing my last game in a final,” Messi told the Argentine outlet Diario Deportivo Olé.

“The next one is many years away and I don’t think I can do it. And ending like this is the best”, added the captain of Argentina.

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Messi also set national records on his way to retirement

the argentinian magician he is playing his fifth and supposedly last World Cup, surpassing the previous best of 4 World Cups by Diego Maradona and Javier Mascherano. Together with his fifth goal in Qatar, he surpassed Gabriel Batistuta as the top scorer in the history of the Albiceleste in the World Cup, with 11 goals.

This will be Messi’s last chance to win the World Cup before retiring. He will be happy to erase the memory of finishing second to Germany in 2014 in Brazil. Thousands of fans took to the streets of Argentina on Tuesday to celebrate the sixth World Cup final for the national team. Argentina will compete in the final against France or Morocco.

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