Last FIFA World Cup for Argentina
Lionel Messi said that he will retire following the December 18 FIFA World Cup 2022 championship game.
The Argentine captain announced that the summit match would be his final in the sky and white stripes after scoring from the penalty spot and contributing equally to Julian Alvarez’s other
two goals against Croatia to advance his nation to the final.
Messi told Argentine media outlet Diario Deportivo Ole. “I feel very happy to be able to achieve this, to finish my World Cup journey by playing my last game in a final.”
He further said: “It’s many years for the next one and I don’t think I’ll be able to do it. And to finish like this, it’s the best.”
The 35-year-old is participating in his fifth World Cup, surpassing Javier Mascherano and Diego Maradona’s four.
Six times, Messi has been named FIFA’s Player of the Year. Additionally, he has won the European Golden Shoe six times, two more than his closest competitor, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi began playing football when he was a young lad and joined the Newell’s Old Boys juvenile team in 1995. (a Rosario-based top-division football club). Elite clubs on both sides of the Atlantic were drawn to Messi’s extraordinary abilities. Messi moved to Barcelona with his family when he was 13 years old and started playing for FC Barcelona’s under-14 squad. For the youth squad, he scored 21 goals in 14 games. He advanced fast through the higher-level teams, and at the age of 16, he made his unofficial FC Barcelona debut in a friendly game.
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