Lionel Messi says 2022 World Cup with Argentina will be his
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Lionel Messi says 2022 World Cup with Argentina will be his last

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The 2022 World Cup in Qatar next month will be the last ofLionel Messis storied career.

The 35-year-oldArgentinastar, who will play in his fifth World Cup, is still seeking his first title at the showpiece tournament (which begins on Nov. 20 this year) and admitted he feels nervous ahead of his last appearance on world footballs biggest stage.

Theres some anxiety and nerves at the same time. It is the last one, Messi said in an interview withStar Plus.

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It is the first time theParis Saint-Germainstriker has spoken openly about his future after the tournament, with Messi having not said definitively whether he would retire from the national team after Qatar.

Argentina, who areunbeaten in their past 35 competitive matches, will arrive at the World Cup with their confidence high after winning the 2021 Copa America final against hostsBrazil, which Messi believes was a turning point for his team after several near misses.

In a World Cup, anything can happen. All the matches are very tough. The favourites dont always end up winning, Messi said. I dont know if were the favourites, but Argentina is always a candidate because of its history. Now even more so because of the moment were in, but we are not the favourites. I think there are other teams that are above us.

Argentina won the World Cup in 1978 and 1986. The team will open the tournament on Nov. 22 againstSaudi Arabiain Group C before facingMexicoandPoland.

I feel good, physically, Messi said. I had a good preseason this year, which I wasnt able to do the year before [when he moved from Barca to PSG]. It was key to starting off better, as I did, with a lot of mental focus and eagerness.

Messis record with Argentina stands in stark contrast to his success at club level. Argentina came close to ending their long trophy drought on three occasions but were beaten byGermanyin the 2014 World Cup final and byChilein the 2015 and 2016 Copa America finals.

I have been playing with the national team for a long time now, Messi said. There have been spectacular moments, like in 2014, 2015 and 2016, but we didnt win and were criticised for not being champions.

We did everything right until the finals.

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Messi said he was heading to Qatar with a positive outlook as the elder statesman in a team full of young talent, while also still relishing Argentinas massive Copa America win last year.

Its been very hard, but in 2019 a new group with many young people came and won the Copa America. That helped us a lot, Messi added. I couldnt believe it, cant explain it. Its one of the goals I needed to wrap everything up. It was very important for me to win something with the national team, if not that monkey was always going to be on my back, all those lost finals.

I wouldve liked to have enjoyed it with the people of Argentina. Its crazy how they experienced it, the aftermath. Theyre crazy over the team, excited. Thats why its good to turn it down, were going to fight against anybody, but we dont think were the champions. We think were just going to walk over anybody, but its not like that. The first game is key.

My love of the Argentinean people is unconditional. Im very grateful to have experienced and enjoyed everything I have. It was very special.

Argentina face theUnited Arab Emiratesin their final warm-up in November before beginning group play in Qatar.

Information from Reuters and The Associated Press was used in this story.

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