Lionel Messi has stated that the Championship in Qatar later this month will be his final tournament.
Messi made his first appearance for his country in 2005. Since then, he has played 164 times. This 35-year-old Argentina legend will play in his fifth World Cup, and he has yet to win the championship event.
In 1978 and 1986, Argentina achieved World Cup victories. On November 22, the team will face Saudi Arabia in Group C’s opening match, followed by matches against Mexico and Poland.
The following Cup Final, which won’t occur in North America until 2026, will have a 39-year-old Messi.
Anxiety and nervousness are present at the same moment. He told Star Plus, “It’s the final one. The 35-year old be known as one of the finest soccer footballers of all time, but the only obvious flaw in his record is indeed the absence of a World Cup victory.
Argentina fell to Germany in overtime despite Messi making it to the 2014 championship game.
Messi participated in the round of 16 of the World Cup in 2018 in addition to the quarterfinals in 2006 and 2010.