Messi announces retirement; 2022 is his last World Cup

The Argentina captain confirmed that he will retire after the FIFA World Cup 2022 final on December 18.

"It's many years for the next one and I don't think I'll be able to do it," Lionel Messi said.

He added "and to finish like this, it's the best."

Messi is competing in his fifth World Cup, surpassing Javier Mascherano and Diego Maradona's four.

With his fifth goal in Qatar, he also surpassed Gabriel Batistuta as the top Albiceleste scorer at World Cups.

Source: HT