Lionel Messi, After the semifinal win, confirmed that final match would be his last game for the Argentina.
Star Argentina Footballer and Skipper Lionel Messi has confirmed that the FIFA world cup 2022 final match on December 18 will be his last game for Argentina. Messi led Argentina crunches a 3-0 victory over Croatia in the first semi-final on Tuesday. The 35-year-old skipper scored the first crucial goal of the match in the 34th minute and helped Argentina to reach the 6th time in the final of the FIFA world cup.
Speaking to the Argentine media outlet, he said that he feels very happy to achieve this and wants to finish his world cup journey by playing his last game for the country. It is the 6th time Argentina has Qualified for the final in the history of the FIFA world cup. Argentina has won the world cup twice. It’s time Argentina gears up for their 3rd world cup trophy.
Messi in World cup so far
Messi has scored 11 goals and eight assist, which is the most goal involvement in a World Cup (since 1966). Messi scored his 16th goal for Argentina in 2022, the most he’s achieved in any calendar year for his nation. Messi has put himself on fire in this edition of the FIFA world cup as he won 4 player of the match awards and guiding his team for this wonderful journey so far.
After featuring in XI in the semi-final, Messi equaled the record for appearing the most time in world cup matches 25 of former Germany midfielder Lothar Matthaus. Messi now has 11 goals in 25 matches.
The star footballer is playing in the FIFA world cup for 5th time and the final for the second time. This is the time he will hope to end the drought of 36 years to win his first historic world cup title in Qatar.
Messi in Race for Golden Boot
Messi has scored goals in all the matches of this world cup so far except the group-stage match against Poland. After scoring a goal against Australia in round 16, he achieved the achievement of getting goals in the knockout match. He is jointly top in the race for the golden boot by scoring five goals so far. If Messi clinches this victory, he will get the golden boot for the first time.
Lionel Messi’s Team so far
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Messi, on the account of this performance, is one of the best players of all time. During their 18-year-long professional career, Lionel Messi has only graced two clubs, FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Brazil has the maximum number of five world cup titles so far, with Germany and Italy 4 times. The two-time champions will face France or Morocco on Sunday (18th December) in the Final of the FIFA world cup 2022.