Messi believes Qatar 2022 might be his last World Cup outing with the Albiceleste.
Argentinean national team captain, Lionel Messi, has stated that his country deserved to win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The Albiceleste (Sky Blue) lost the 2014 FIFA World Cup final to Germany in extra time, courtesy of a Mario Gotze strike at the Maracana Stadium on July 13, 2014.
During an interview with Star+, Messi hailed the 2014 Argentinean national team as a spectacular group and insisted that they deserved to have won the global showpiece.
“We had a spectacular group…We had the hits from the 2011 Copa America in Argentina, bad in the qualifiers because had we lost vs Colombia, it would have been complicated for us. But we won and from there we didn’t lose anymore. The group got stronger, united and we didn’t lose until the final which we deserved to win. I believe yes…Penalty to Higuain? Yes…And…With VAR…Surely.”
Since Messi made his debut for Argentina in 2005, the former FC Barcelona star has scored 90 times in 164 appearances. So far, he has found the back of the net eight times and assisted eight strikes for Paris Saint-Germain in the 2022/23 season.
Argentina has won the World Cup twice (1978 and 1986) and will be aiming to win a third world title in Qatar this year. Messi believes this year’s World Cup might be his last for the South American nation. Argentina is drawn in Group C alongside Saudi Arabia, Poland, and Mexico.
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