Lionel Messi has confirmed he will play his last World Cup game when Argentina take on France or Morocco in Sunday’s final in Qatar.
Messi led Argentina to a 3-0 win over Croatia in their semifinal on Tuesday and will earn his 172nd cap at the weekend when he tries to bring the country its first World Cup title since 1986.
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“I feel very happy to be able to achieve this, to finish my World Cup journey by playing my last game in a final,” Messi told Argentine media outlet Diario Deportivo Ole.