Lionel Messi, the “God of Soccer,” left open the possibility of participating in WC in 2026?
What is Lionel Messi (36, Paris Saint-Germain) thinking about the 2026 North and Central American World Cup?
Lionel Messi said in an interview with Argentine media Diario Ole released on the 2nd, “Wouldn’t it be difficult to participate in the 2026 World Cup because of his age?” but added, “I love soccer. And I will continue until I can maintain my physical condition and enjoy it. There is still time until the next World Cup. “It remains to be seen how my career will flow in the future,” he said.
At the 2022 Qatar World Cup, which ended in December last year, Messi finally held the World Cup trophy in his arms. He gave his country Argentina its first World Cup title in 36 years. He even won the ‘Golden Ball’ with seven goals and three assists, enjoying the joy of his stomach.
Lionel Messi said before the Qatar World Cup, “This will be his last World Cup.” I couldn’t help but think about my age to watch the 2026 North Korea-China World Cup.
However, Messi said, “I want to play on the ground until I can continue playing soccer,” leaving open the possibility of playing in the next World Cup.
Meanwhile, Lionel Scaloni, head coach of the Argentine national soccer team, also said in an interview with Spanish radio Calvia FM last month, “I think Messi will be able to play in the next World Cup,” adding, “The door is always open.”