Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has admitted that he is
unsure if he will be able to play at the 2022 World Cup in
Messi will be 34 when the tournament kicks off, with
Argentina still in search of their first World Cup title since
The Barcelona forward has won all there is to win at the
individual and club level in his career but is still chasing
an elusive major senior trophy with his country.
Messi has endured a frustrating run of final appearances
with Argentina, losing in the Copa America final on three
occasions and in the World Cup decider in 2014 against
The 31-year-old will have another chance to finally win a
major trophy with his country this summer, when the
Copa America takes place in Brazil.
And Messi has said that he still hopes to win a first major
trophy with the Albiceleste before he retires.
Meanwhile, an opportunity to win the next World Cup
could pass Messi by as he has confessed that he
doesn’t know if he will make it to the tournament in Qatar.
“I want to finish my career having won
something with the Argentine national team,
or if not having tried as many times as
“I do not want to be left with the feeling that it
did not happen and I let opportunities pass
by,” Messi told Fox Sports Argentina.”
“I do not know if I will reach the World Cup in Qatar,” Messi said. “God will decide whether it
is given to me or not.
“Today I feel great, very well physically, but
I’m [almost] 32 years old and I don’t know
how it’s going to go.
“A lot of things can happen, I hope I don’t
have any serious injuries.”