Earlier, Messi led Argentina to the title in the 2021 Copa America championship and the finals that followed. By winning the World Cup, Messi has won all three major international titles. There were earlier reports that Leo Messi, who has nothing to prove in the Argentina jersey, will not be in the Argentina team in the next World Cup. But Nicolas Tagliafico, Messi’s teammate in the Argentine team, says otherwise. Tagliafico said Messi will play in the 2026 World Cup but something has to happen.
Nicolas Tagliafico, Argentina’s left back, says that if Argentina wins the Copa America Championship to be held in the United States in 2024, Lionel Messi may play in the 2026 World Cup. Nico says that if he wins the Copa America, he will be able to continue playing for two more years and convince him to play in the next World Cup. The Argentine star also added that if Argentina had not won the World Cup in Qatar last year, Messi would have retired.
“Once we go to America and win the Copa America, he (Leo Messi) will be ready to continue playing with the national team. We want to continue this winning streak as long as possible. I think that us winning the Copa America will be a reason for Messi to stay in the team.” Nicholas Tagliafico said.
At the same time, Lionel Messi, who came out at number 10, gave a dream performance for Argentina in the last World Cup. Leo netted a total of seven times in the Qatar World Cup, including a double in the final. He also had three assists. Messi is currently thirty-six years old. The star will be 39 years old when the 2026 World Cup comes.
Argentina’s biggest battle before the next World Cup is the 2024 Copa America tournament itself. Argentina, the winners of the last Copa Championship, are coming to the tournament with the aim of retaining the title. Copa America will be held in 14 cities in America from June 20 to July 14, 2024.
Lionel Messi is currently the star of the American club Inter Miami. Therefore, the upcoming Copa America will be like home for him. The 48th edition of the Copa America tournament is going to be held. A total of 16 teams will participate in this. Of these, 10 teams are from Latin America and six from outside.
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