Argentina captain Lionel Messi has left open the potential for
taking part in on the 2026 FIFA World Cup, however says his participation will
rely on ‘many issues’, Trend stories citing Xinhua.
The Paris Saint-Germain ahead beforehand declared the 2022
World Cup in Qatar would mark his final look in soccer’s
But Argentina’s triumphant marketing campaign – through which Messi scored
seven targets and gained the perfect participant award of the event – has
prompted him to rethink the potential for taking part in in a sixth
Messi will flip 39 throughout the event within the United States,
Canada and Mexico.
“I do not know, I at all times stated that because of age it appears to me that
will probably be very troublesome to make it to 2026,” the 35-year-old advised
Argentine sports activities every day Ole.
“I like taking part in soccer, I like what I do and so long as I’m
good and really feel match and proceed to take pleasure in it, I’m going to do it. But
it looks like rather a lot to go till subsequent World Cup. I’m going to see
the place my profession goes, what I’m going to do and it is dependent upon
Argentina supervisor Lionel Scaloni advised reporters in December final
yr that he would maintain the No. 10 shirt for Messi for so long as
he needs to play on.
Meanwhile, Messi stated he was nonetheless on an emotional excessive after
Argentina’s penalty shootout victory over France within the World Cup
remaining in Lusail on December 18, 2022.
It got here lower than 18 months after the Albiceleste beat Brazil in
the Copa America remaining – the staff’s first main trophy because the
1993 Copa America.
“Achieving it at the end of my career was amazing,” Messi stated.
“If it had occurred earlier, it could have been nice too,
clearly. But then you have got your entire profession forward of you. My
profession has virtually ended and I do not suppose there’s a greater method to
end than that.”