Messi confirmed: – The final will be my last World Cup game
Lionel Messi (35) is happy to end his World Cup journey with the final match.
Messi has only one bullet left in his belt in his quest to lead his country to the biggest victory you can achieve in football.
After Tuesday’s 3-0 semi-final win over Croatia in Qatar, Messi said the final would be his last World Cup game.
– Years until the next WC, and I don’t think I’ll be playing by then. There’s no better way to finish than this,” Messi said, according to Reuters.
The 35-year-old was entering his fifth World Cup and, as is often the case, was Argentina’s central point against Croatia.
Argentina’s successful coach Lionel Scaloni believes that Lionel Messi is the best footballer of all time.
The debate about who is the best has no conclusion. The topic will forever be debated. We are talking about a nation that also nurtured soccer artist Diego Maradona.
– Is he the best? As an Argentinian, it naturally looks that way. Maybe it was a selfish thought, but in my mind there was no doubt. He is the best player in history, said Scaloni.
Lionel Messi scored one goal and was heavily involved in the other two as Croatia were beaten. Messi became the first player since 1966 to score and assist in four World Cup matches on Tuesday night. In total, he has 11 WC goals. (NTB)
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