Argentina captain and Star Footballer Lionel Messi said that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will “surely” be the last of his career.
“It’s my last World Cup, surely. I feel good physically, I was able to do a very good pre-season this year, which I couldn’t do last year. It was essential to get to where I am, with a good state of mind and a lot of hope,” the 35-year-old told ESPN Argentina.
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Messi, who is going to appear in his 5th World Cup, made his international debut in 2005 and has since won 164 caps for Argentina and record scorer with 90 goals.
In the interview, which took place in Paris where Messi plays for Paris Saint-Germain, he admitted he was nervous about the impending tournament.
“There is anxiety, nerves about the World Cup,” he said. “We can’t wait for it to start.”
Remember that Messi also won the Best player award Ballon D’OR seven times.