Lionel Messi to consider retiring from Argentina after World Cup

Lionel Messi says the future of his international career depends on how well Argentina will do at this year’s FIFA World Cup.

Messi who had suffered defeat in the 2014 World Cup final to Germany, announced his international retirement when Argentina lost the Copa America final for the second successive year to Chile in 2016.

Asked if he will retire after the World Cup, Messi told Spanish newspaper Sport: “I don’t know. It will depend how we do, how it ends.

Messi came out of retirement and led Argentina to the World Cup with a hat-trick in their must-win final game against Ecuador.

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