Lionel Messi confirms remaining might be his final World Cup sport

Lionel Messi has confirmed that the ultimate on Sunday at Lusail Stadium might be his final ever FIFA World Cup sport.

Messi’s Argentina booked their place within the showpiece occasion with a surprisingly snug 3-0 win over Croatia on Tuesday night, with a spot kick from Messi and a brace from his strike accomplice Julian Alvarez proving to be the distinction between the 2 sides.

In scoring his eleventh World Cup purpose within the semi-final, the PSG star turned Argentina’s all time high goalscorer on the competitors. Messi additionally turned the joint highest look maker within the event’s historical past, going degree with Germany legend Lothar Matthaus on 25 video games apiece.

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Chatting with Diario Deportivo Ole, Messi confirmed that the ultimate on Sunday might be his twenty sixth and final sport at World Cups, stating: “I really feel very glad, to have the ability to obtain this, to complete my World Cup journey by taking part in my final sport in a remaining.

“It is a few years for the subsequent one and I do not assume I will be capable of do it. And to complete like this, it is one of the best. It is all properly and good [the records], however the essential factor is to have the ability to obtain the group goal, which is essentially the most stunning factor of all.

“We’re only one step away, after preventing arduous, and we will give every little thing to attempt to make it occur this time.”

Argentina and Messi will face off towards both Morocco or France within the remaining.