“I want to continue playing as World Champions with Argentina,” Lionel Messi confirms he will not retire


After the scores were tied 3-3 in extra time, Argentina defeated France 4-2 on penalties, giving Lionel Messi his first FIFA World Cup victory and a stunning victory to his international football career. Messi scored two goals and Kylian Mbappe three for France. Argentina only had one additional scorer, Angel di Maria.

After winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Lionel Messi has stated that he will not be retiring from international competition. Argentina defeated France on penalties in the dramatic championship match, and Messi raised the World Cup trophy for the first time in his career.


“No, I’m not gonna retire from the national team. I want to keep playing as World Cup champions with the Argentina shirt,” said Lionel Messi to TyC Sports.

In what is likely to be his final World Cup, Messi was participating. The footballing superstar from Argentina made it clear that he still longs to compete on a global scale and to once more don the world champions’ jersey.

Messi, the all-time leading goal scorer for Argentina in World Cup history, broke numerous records in the record-breaking final. Seven goals were scored him during the FIFA World Cup 2022. The Golden Ball was given to the 35-year-old for being the best player at the Qatar-hosted FIFA World Cup in 2022. Messi is the only player to have won the Golden Ball twice, scoring 26 goals for Argentina in important international competitions (2014 and 2022).