Argentina’s bright future Lionel Messi has landed in Qatar to compete in the FIFA World Cup 2022, which kicks off on November 22 with the hosts taking on Ecuador. Messi is the World Cup’s main attraction.
There’s a reason behind this. He is one of the best modern-day footballers and a global icon. Second, Messi is possibly playing in his final World Cup, as age is not on his side.
Messi threw a shock on his supporters in a recent interview when he hinted about retirement from the sport. He stated that he does not believe he can continue playing football.
“I love football, I enjoy playing it, it’s the only thing I’ve ever done in my life, and I’m sure anything I do next will be linked to it, though I’m not sure what. I don’t anticipate playing much more “, was according to the PSG star.
Messi went on to say that while playing football was a major goal of his, juggling life with three children was a big difficulty for him.
“I’m not sure, so many things happen… It was always a desire of mine as a youngster to be able to play in Argentine football, and I would go to the pitch and wish to be there.
But it now relies on a variety of factors. I have a family of three children, and I just had a significant upheaval in my life that was painful for me and my entire family. Now that I’ve gotten over it, we’re feeling fantastic.”
Messi is playing his fifth World Cup in Qatar. He has been winless on all four occasions, his best campaign being the 2014 edition when Argentina reached the final and lost to Germany.
In 2018, Argentina was knocked out in the second round itself. In 2022, Messi eyes the glory, hoping to finish on a high.
Argentina played warm-up clash vs UAE recently where Messi scored a goal too. This year Argentina has many excellent players in form of Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Nicolas Otamendi, Paulo Dybala, Alejandro Gomez, Rodriigo De Paul and Emi Martinez.
They play their first match of FIFA World Cup 2022 on November 22 vs Saudi Arabia.