• Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023

2022 FIFA World Cup; A befitting place for Messi’s last world cup appearance?

One of the most revered, gifted and greatest footballers of all time Lionel Messi has confirmed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar would be his last for the Albicelestes.

The Argentine magician and football great, Lionel Messi in an interview with STAR + Qatar Specials made in preparation for the FIFA WORLD CUP that is set to go down in Qatar.

Messi revealed and uncovered a lot for the footballing world to know as he made his intentions known while answering questions about many things including his family life, life in France, thoughts concerning the upcoming FIFA WORLD CUP and memories from past world cups including a host of other things.

Lionel Messi nicknamed La Pulga Atomica “The atomic flea” speaking during the interview said that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar would be the last time he files out for the Albicelestes (Sky blue and whites) at the global Mundial.

The Argentine said “This will be my last World Cup for sure. The decision has been made,” in a discussion with Sébastien vignolo.

Lionel Messi further stated “I’m counting down the days until the World Cup. “The truth is, there’s a little anxiety, saying: ‘Well, we’re here, what’s going to happen? It’s my last one, how’s it going to go?’. On one hand, I can’t wait for it to arrive but I’m also desperate for it to go well,”.

Messi made his FIFA World Cup debut in 2006 at the age of eighteen (18) just 8 days before his nineteenth (19th) birthday, during the World Cup he scored a goal and an assist in Argentina’s run to the quarterfinal of the FIFA WORLD CUP but unfortunately, Argentina crashed out of the tournament after losing to the host Germany.

He went on to feature for the Albicelestes at the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP in South Africa losing to Germany once again in the Quarterfinal stage.

The 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP held in Brazil was his biggest and farthest shot at the FIFA WORLD CUP as they were so close but eventually far from winning the FIFA WORLD CUP after losing to foes, Germany in the final courtesy of a Mario Gotze’s goal in the dying embers of extra time, Messi went on to claim the Golden Ball eventually.

In 2018, Lionel Messi and Argentina had an abysmal showing at the FIFA WORLD CUP held in Russia as they crashed out in the round of 16 to eventual winners, France.

Lionel Messi would be 39 all things being equal at the 2026 World Cup and he’s waning in his powers although it hasn’t looked glaring of recent but La Pulga Atomica has made it known to all and sundry that the 2022, FIFA World Cup in Qatar would be his last dance and last shot at claiming an elusive FIFA WORLD CUP trophy.

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