What is Lionel Messi (36, Paris Saint-Germain) thinking about the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America?
In an interview with Diario Ole, an Argentine media released on the 2nd (local time), Messi said, “It will be difficult to participate in the 2026 World Cup because of my age.” There is still time until the World Cup, so I will have to wait and see how my career will go.”
At the 2022 Qatar World Cup, which ended last December, Messi finally held the World Cup trophy in his arms. He presented his country, Argentina, with their first World Cup victory in 36 years. He scored 7 goals and 3 assists and even won the ‘Golden Ball’, enjoying double the joy. 먹튀검증
Before the World Cup in Qatar, Messi said, “This will be my last World Cup.” I couldn’t help but think of my age to look at the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America.
However, Messi left open the possibility of participating in the next World Cup, saying, “I want to play on the ground until I can continue playing soccer.”
Meanwhile, head coach Lionel Scaloni, the head coach of the Argentine national soccer team, said in an interview with Spanish radio Calvia FM last month, “I think Messi will be able to participate in the next World Cup,” and said, “The door is always open.”