Lionel Messi aims to return to playing for Argentina national team after World Cup victory
On Sunday, Lionel Messi finally reached the pinnacle of his sport.
Messi double helps Argentina win the World Cup thrilling victory Before France, the team had to take a penalty shootout to determine the winner. Although Messi has claimed this year’s World Cup will be his last, Sunday’s career-defining milestone won’t be the last time he represents his country. international.
Chat with TyC Sports (h/t Sports news), Messi revealed he will not retire from the Argentina national team, but intends to continue his career with the national team a little longer.
“I love football, what I do. I love being in the national team,” Messi said. “I want to keep playing a few more games as world champion.”
It is unclear how long Messi will continue to play for Argentina, but coach Lionel Scaloni told reporters on Sunday that the team needed to “save him a spot for the 2026 World Cup.”
“If he wants to continue playing, he will be with us,” Scaloni he said. “I think he has more power in deciding whether he wants to continue playing or what he wants to do in his career.”
If this is a match for Messi while playing at the World Cup, he will go away having played more games at the tournament than anyone else, making for an incredible feat. 26 appearances.