Doha, 14 December 2022 - Argentina captain Lionel Messi has confirmed that he’ll retire after the World Cup 2022 last on December 18 in Doha, Qatar.
“I’m very happy to play my last match in the final and to complete this World Cup journey,” Messi informed Argentine media Diario Deportivo Ole. The following World Cup is a few years away and I do not assume I can do it. Messi stated that he intends to complete the sport for his nation in the absolute best manner and this last is one of the best for that.
By scoring another purpose towards Croatia within the semi-finals, Lionel Messi additionally holds the document of being the participant who scores probably the most targets within the World Cup. Messi broke Gabriel Batistuta’s document by scoring a penalty within the thirty fourth minute towards Croatia. With this, Messi’s World Cup purpose assortment has grow to be eleven. Messi has scored seven targets from open play, three from penalties and one from free kicks within the World Cup.
Messi’s fifth purpose on this World Cup was scored in as we speak’s match. With this, Messi might be part of Kylian Mbappé within the combat for the Golden Boot. Messi scored 5 targets and three assists in six matches on the Qatar World Cup.