Messi has said that he will think ahead for the 2026 World Cup. It was previously revealed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup could be Lionel Messi’s last World Cup. Lionel Messi himself announced it on Instagram but now there is talk that he will play in the next World Cup.
Captain Lionel Messi had a special contribution to win the World Cup title for the Argentina team in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Lionel Messi’s dream was to win the World Cup title for the first time in this tournament, and he fulfilled. After fulfilling this dream, it was reported that the 2022 FIFA World Cup could be Lionel Messi’s last World Cup.
Since then there has been talk that Messi can retire. However, it does not happened. Even during a recent interview, Messi has said that he will think ahead for the 2026 World Cup. We told you that after fulfilling his dream of winning the FIFA World Cup last year, Lionel Messi had said that this would be the last time he would wear the Argentina shirt in the World Cup. But now Lionel Messi himself has given a new statement contrary to this statement, after which there is talk that he can participate in the 2026 World Cup. In an interview, he said that he will wait and see before receiving a call about the 2026 edition of the World Cup.
He said that because of age it is difficult to say something about the World Cup that will be held in the year 2026. He said that I love playing football and when I feel that I am in good shape and enjoying it, I will follow it. The next World Cup is still a long way off. For that you have to see how my career is going at that time.
Let us tell you that Lionel Messi has played in the World Cup a total of five times so far. He scored seven goals in the 2022 World Cup. At the same time, German Miroslav Klose has scored a total of 16 World Cup goals, setting a world record, while Messi has scored 13 goals.
The statement from the Argentine coach arrived
Argentina’s coach Lionel Scaloni made a big statement during an event last month. He had said that I think Lionel Messi can make a place to play in the next World Cup. Along with this, he also said that what Messi himself wants and what happens over time, all these things will decide his game in the next World Cup. This decision will be Messi’s own. If he feels good, the doors of the team will always be open for him. If Messi is happy playing on the field, he will be great for us and for the team. We tell you that in the year 2026, the FIFA World Cup will be jointly organized by the United States, Canada and Mexico.