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FIFA WC 2022 will be last for Lionel Messi? Confirms retirement from International Football

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Star Argentina footballer and mostly regarded as the ‘Greatest of all time’, Lionel Messi has confirmed retirement and stated that the final match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 will be his last game for his country. The 35-year-old star has helped Argentina reach the final of the ongoing tournament as they defeated Croatia in the first semifinal on Wednesday.

In that thrilling encounter, Argentina beat Croatia by 3-0. Lionel Messi shattered Gabriel Batistuta’s record to become the highest goal scorer for Argentina in FIFA World Cup history.

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In the semifinal, Messi scored the first goal via penalty and then provided an assist to Julian Alvarez for Argentina’s third goal.

Lionel Messi has confirmed his retirement plans and stated that the summit clash of FIFA WC 2022 will be his last game for the South American giants.

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 Messi told Argentine media outlet Diario Deportivo Ole.

“I feel very happy to be able to achieve this, to finish my World Cup journey by playing my last game in a final,”

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He further added,

“It’s many years for the next one and I don’t think I’ll be able to do it. And to finish like this, it’s the best,”


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Nidhi Singh
Nidhi Singh
As quoted by M K Gandhi “learn as if you were to live forever”. This is the philosophy that she tries to live by. Learning new things is a passion that leads you to a school of upskills. Given her interest in writing, she pursued her dreams by taking a bachelor's degree in Journalism & Mass Communications from GGSIPU and received several accolades in academics. She is working as a sports content writer and loves challenges and completing multiple tasks within a stipulated timeline. She loves watching football and the credit goes to Lionel Messi. In her leisure time, she loves to paint her imagination.

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