Argentina’s Lionel Messi to Retire after FIFA World Cup Final

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After playing in the final of the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Sunday, December 18, in Qatar, Argentina’s Lionel Messi has confirmed that he will retire from international football. Lionel Messi will play his final game for Argentina in the final. Lionel Messi has led the team in scoring goals and has been an important player in assisting his teammates.

Lionel Messi helped Argentina defeat Croatia in the World Cup semi-final, and Argentina is just one win away from winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Lionel Messi assisted on Julian Alvarez’s second goal and scored the team’s first semi-final goal.

Lionel Messi said that he was extremely glad to have the option to complete his Reality Cup venture by playing his last match in a World Cup. Messi went on to say that he does not believe he will be able to compete in the next World Cup for many years to come, and that finishing his international career this way is the best.

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The captain of Argentina, who is 35 years old, is competing in his fifth FIFA World Cup, one more than Javier Mascherano and Diego Maradona. With his third penalty of the World Cup, Lionel Messi has broken Argentina’s World Cup record for goals scored. So far in the tournament, he has netted 11 goals.

On December 18, 2022, Argentina will play Morocco or France in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 final.