Lionel Messi will face his fifth World Cup in Qatar 2022, which will surely be his last chance to lead Argentina to the prestigious FIFA Cup. And i
Lionel Messi will face his fifth World Cup in Qatar 2022, which will surely be his last chance to lead Argentina to the prestigious FIFA Cup.
And it is that the seven-time Ballon d’Or made his debut in football’s biggest event during Germany 2006, when at just 18 years and 357 days he became the youngest Argentine to score a goal, after scoring against Serbia and Montenegro in the group stage . On that occasion, “La Albiceleste” fell on penalties against the host, in the quarterfinals, a round in which Rosario did not act.
Four years later, in South Africa 2010, Lionel Messi had a good participation in terms of game generation for his country, but paradoxically, it was the only World Cup where he did not score a goal. Likewise, those then trained by Diego Armando Maradona lost again in the quarterfinals against Germany, and scored 4-0.
Already in Brazil 2014, Lionel Messi shone in stellar mode for the first and only time in the World Cup, helping his team to reach the final, although losing in extra time and again against “La Mannschaft”. Of course, the former star of FC Barcelona scored four goals, distributed two assists and took the Golden Ball of the contest.
On the other hand, Messi disappointed like never before in Russia 2018, a tournament in which he pierced the nets only once, coupled with missing a penalty in the opening match against Iceland, and where he did not make a difference in the round of 16, an instance in which Argentina succumbed to France.
In this way, Lionel Messi will seek in Qatar 2022 to take advantage of the remarkable moment of his Argentina, in order to give that nation its third star in the World Cup.