Lionel Messi to Retire, FIFA World Cup Final will Be His Last Game for Argentina: A report claims that Lionel Messi confirmed that Argentina’s final match in the FIFA World Cup has been his last.
According to reports, Lionel Messi has confirmed that Argentina’s 2022 FIFA World Cup final will be his last. Messi scored the goal in the semi-final against Croatia, scoring from the penalty spot. Messi, who scored five goals so far in the tournament, has also become Argentina’s top goalscorer at World Cups. He now surpasses Gabriel Batistuta (10). The 35-year-old has 11 World Cup goals under his belt so far.
Messi reportedly said to Diario Deportivo Ole that he was very happy to have achieved this goal and to complete his World Cup journey with one final game.
“It will take many years to complete the next one, and I doubt I’ll ever be able,” he said. He added that it was the best way to end.
Messi encouraged his team to enjoy the semi-final victory over Croatia.
“Argentina are, again, in World Cup final. Enjoy it!” Messi.
“We have been through difficult situations, but also some very positive ones. We are experiencing something extraordinary today.
Julian Alvarez, a Manchester City forward, scored two goals to increase his total of goals in the tournament’s four games.
Although Argentina was a favourite to win the tournament, doubts began to creep in after their loss against Saudi Arabia in the first group match. They had won 36 matches before they arrived in Doha.
Two-time champions France will face either Morocco or holders France in Sunday’s final at the Lusail Stadium.