Does Lionel Messi retire from football after the 2022 Qatar World Cup?

Lionel Messi is the captain and star of the Argentina national team.

Lionel Messi is the captain and star of the Argentina national team.

Photo: Juan Ignacio Roncoroni / EFE

Controversial and ambiguous message from the Argentine soccer player Leo Messi after his team thrashed Venezuela for the South American Qualifiers at Qatar World Cup 2022.

At 34 years old and with a lot of filming and years being among the best in football, 鈥淟a Pulga鈥 would be considering retiring from the sport鈥 Or just from the Argentine team?

鈥淎fter the World Cup I鈥檓 going to have to rethink a lot of things. Arrive good or bad. Let鈥檚 hope it鈥檚 for the best.鈥

Leo Messi

After many years of suffering and ordeal for not gaining anything, finally Messi was able to lift a trophy with Argentina, wearing the captain鈥檚 armband. In 2021, he celebrated having won a Copa Am茅rica that was delayed a year due to the COVID pandemic.

But to the media present at the La Bombonera stadium in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, the 鈥10鈥 also highlighted the good level that his team has been displaying, adding up to a impressive undefeated of 29 games (his last loss was in the Copa America 2019 semifinals) since Lionel Scaloni took over the team.

鈥淓verything flows naturally. It鈥檚 easier on and off the court. Winning helps everything to be nicer and easier鈥, highlighted Messi.

Landslide victory over Venezuela

The captain and leader of the 鈥渁lbiceleste鈥 led his team to give joy to the more than 50,000 fans who gathered at La Bombonera. Argentina thrashed 3脳0 to the increasingly cinderella Venezuela with goals from Nicol谩s Gonz谩lez 35鈥, 脕ngel Di Mar铆a 79鈥 and Lionel Messi 82鈥.

Messi was and is key in Scaloni鈥檚 scheme. Without the verticality of yesteryear, he is the organizer and regulator of the game, the one who drags marks and achieves associations in attack.

Argentina is already qualified for Qatar 2022but this match served to bid farewell to the crowd in a big way, as it was the last home match before the start of the biggest World Cup event.

The next commitment of the Argentine team is next Tuesday when they face the always complicated Ecuador as a visitor in Guayaquil, which is also classified for the World Cup.

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