Argentina in excellent form: anxious Messi gives himself last chance for the World Cup

Argentina's superstar Lionel Messi will play his last World Cup in Qatar.

Argentina in excellent form: anxious Messi gives himself last chance for the World Cup

Argentina's superstar Lionel Messi will play his last World Cup in Qatar. Messi has never won the tournament, it would be the culmination of his World Cup history. He achieved his best placement in 2014, where he lost to Germany with Argentina in the final.

Six-time world footballer Lionel Messi will definitely play his last finals at the World Cup in Qatar from November 20th to December 18th. "Will this be my last World Cup? Yes, of course," said the Argentine. Messi, who will be taking part in his fifth World Cup in November at the age of 35, can't wait for the tournament in Qatar. The Paris St. Germain superstar is already counting "the days until the World Cup, that's true. There's a little bit of anxiety and stress. You want it to start now."

Messi also admitted a certain pressure of expectations. "On the one hand we can't wait to be there, on the other hand we're scared because we want everything to go well," said Messi. This is the last chance for the exceptional player to crown his career, which has been decorated with titles. After winning the 2021 Copa America, all he lacks is the World Cup title to complete his collection. He achieved his best placing at the 2014 World Cup, where he lost to Germany in the final with Argentina. In Qatar, Argentina will face Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland in Group C of the preliminary round.

Recently, Messi and Argentina had shown themselves to be in very good form. At the end of September, the superstar had broken another sound barrier with the national team. He celebrated his 100th win with the South Americans in a 3-0 (1-0) win in the friendly against Jamaica. The 35-year-old came on as a substitute in the second half and scored two goals (86', 89'). In 164 games for his country, Messi has scored 90 goals.

With a befitting victory, Argentina remained unbeaten for the 35th time in a row. The Seleccion conceded their most recent defeat in the 2019 Copa America semifinals. Messi had already scored twice in the previous friendly against Honduras (3-0). The club is also doing really well after a mediocre pre-season. In 13 competitive games he has eight goals and eight assists.

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