Last Dance: Leo Messi Delivers ‘Painful’ News As PSG Star Reveals Qatar 2022 Will Be His Last World Cup

Last Dance: Leo Messi Delivers ‘Painful’ News As PSG Star Reveals Qatar 2022 Will Be His Last World Cup

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
October 6, 2022 at 4:32 PM
  • Lionel Messi has disclosed the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be his last appearance at the global spectacle
  • The 34-year-old Argentina playmaker is a veteran of four World Cups - 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 - with the upcoming tournament in Qatar set to be his fifth
  • The closest Messi has gotten to World Cup glory was in 2014 when Germany pipped his Argentina by a lone goal after extra-time

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi has delivered the worst news possible for the football ecosystem.

Messi revealed the upcoming FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Qatar later this year, will be his last appearance at the Mundial, as reported by the Daily Mail.

The World Cup is the only high-profile trophy missing from the cabinet of Leo Messi and he is thus bent on guiding his country to attain the Holy Grail in the upcoming tournament.

Lionel Messi, Argentina, FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022
Lionel Messi announced that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be his last. Photo credit: Elsa/Getty Images @brfootball/Twitter
Source: Twitter

He has been in stupendous form since the start of the current campaign, scoring an impressive eight goals in his last six games for both club and country.

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Messi's legacy as the greatest footballer to have ever graced the sport could be cemented with the title at this year's World Cup, which the PSG star has announced will be his last.

“This will be my last World Cup — for sure. The decision has been made,” he said on Star+ as quoted by TN Sports.

Messi's Argentina, who are currently rated third on the FIFA/Coca-Cola world rankings, are huge favourites to win this year's tournament which commences on Sunday, November 20.

Ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher explains why he wants Messi to win the World Cup

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former footballer turned pundit Jamie Carragher has boldly stated he hopes Lionel Messi’s Argentina clinches the World Cup.

This, according to Carragher, will likely end the debate on who is the greatest player of all time as the odds would tilt in Messi’s favour.

Carragher has never made it a secret where he stands in the debate on the best-ever player, as he has always insisted Messi had an edge over Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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