Messi Says Sunday Encounter Will Be His Last Participation In World Cup
Lionel Messi has said that Sunday final will be his last appearance for Argentina in a world cup.
The Argentina forward scored his fifth goal of Qatar 2022 in Tuesday’s 3-0 semi-final over Croatia and admitted afterwards he does not expect to appear in a sixth world cup in four years time. Messi, 35, has won almost every accolade in the game.
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He has won the Ballon D’or – awarded to the world’s best player – a record seven times and also won the FIFA best men’s player award once.
Other honours include four champions league triumphs, 11 top-flight titles and Copa America glory in 2021.
The world cup is the only glaring omission, having lost the final to Germany in 2014.