Qatar, Oct 07: Argentina legend Lionel Messi will play his final FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022, the ahead showed on Thursday.
The Argentina captain showed the information that no soccer fan could have desired to hear. “If it’s my final World Cup? Yes, surely yes, surely yes,” Messi informed Star+.
“I feel good physically, I can have a very good pre-season this year that I hadn’t done the year before because of how everything went, I started training late, playing without rhythm, with the tournament already started, then I went to the national team, when I came back I had an injury and I never finished starting.”
“I am counting the times for the World Cup, the fact is, there may be a bit of anxiety of trying it to be now and the nerves of announcing well, we are here, what is going to happen, it is the final one, how is it going to head and yes, on the only hand we cannot watch for it to reach and on the alternative the shit of trying it to head away fine.”
Messi hasn’t quite lived up to the lofty standards on the FIFA World Cup stage. The Argentine star has scored six goals in 19 matches at the World Cup, spanning four editions (2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018).
The stats put Messi’s scoring rate at football World Cups at just 0.32 goals per game. Though an impressive number for many, it is considerably lower than the 0.53 goals per game he boasts in his international outings with Argentina.
The World Cup has eluded Messi, no matter his pushing harder every 4 future years towards the final glory, but failing in triumphing it.
Despite a mean squad and now no longer many alternatives on the bench, Argentina passed the expectancies of many in Brazil and Russia and Messi got here near triumphing in the 2014 World Cup however misplaced to Germany withinside the final.
Argentina will start its FIFA World Cup marketing campaign toward Saudi Arabia on November 22.