W/Cup Last Opportunity For Current Argentina Team - Messi

Lionel Messi

W/Cup Last Opportunity For Current Argentina Team - Messi

'If we do badly at the World Cup, we all have to disappear from the national team.

Lionel Messi has hinted that he may retire from global football if he and his Argentina team-mates have an unsuccessful 2018 World Cup.

"We went through a tough spell".

Messi retired from global football after Argentina's penalties defeat to Chile in the Copa America Centenario Final a year ago, before going back on his word.

Lionel Messi has once again said that his ambition is to end his playing days with his boyhood club Newell's Old Boys, but admitted that there is some doubt as to whether it will come to pass.

At one point it looked as though Messi may not be at the 2018 World Cup even if Argentina did qualify after he announced his worldwide retirement in June 2016 after a second successive Copa America final defeat to Chile. What I have are memories.

W/Cup Last Opportunity For Current Argentina Team - Messi

Higuain lost his place to Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi and Boca Juniors' Dario Benedetto for Argentina's final matches in the South American World Cup qualifiers under coach Jorge Sampaoli.

They reached the final at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil but suffered defeat to Germany.

Messi, however, believes they should have celebrated at least two victories.

Mascherano has also reportedly asked to leave Barca, while the No 10 started as a substitute in the Blaugrana's previous two Champions League games.

"I would have to review them to see what we did wrong so we don't repeat them".

"For me, he is one of the best number nines in the world". We are the first ones to want to win with the national team. We spoke about it through messages, it was a good thing that he had this period of absence.

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