Lionel Messi has said that he is not ready to retire from international football just yet. Lionel Messi declared he will play on for Argentina to savor “a few more games being world champion” after sparking their success in Qatar. After Sunday’s dramatic final, in which Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick for France but still lost, the World Cup now belongs to Messi and Argentina.
Argentina’s Star Player wants to keep playing
Argentina won the World Cup for the third time, after winning it in 1978 and 1986, and Messi’s farewell outing on the grandest platform of all finished in fairy tale fashion. It was the trophy he had hoped to win before the end of his career, and the 35-year-old concluded the tournament with seven goals and three assists, becoming the first player to score in every round and group stage.
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He won the Golden Ball for best player, while Mbappe won the Golden Boot with eight goals. Messi told FoxCric “Obviously, I wanted to end my career with this; I can’t ask for anything more. Thank God, he gave me everything. It’s fantastic to be closing off almost my whole career in this manner. Messi knows his career is winding down, and he put in the effort to make sure he was in peak form for one more chance at the World Cup. Messi’s impassioned response after the final whistle, kissing the trophy at the first chance, demonstrated how much he desired this moment.
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Messi became the highest-scoring South American player in major international events with 26 goals, 13 in the World Cup, and 13 in Copa America. That put him one goal ahead of Brazil’s Ronaldo, who previously held the record. After this, what will there be? I was able to get the Copa America, World Cup… It occurred to me nearly toward the end, “Messi stated. I like being on the national team, and the group, and I want to continue living a few more games being a world champion. It’s every small kid’s dream; I was fortunate to have accomplished everything, and what I was lacking is now here.
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