Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi will not be able to play FIFA World Cup 2026

Argentina’s star footballer Lionel Messi will not be able to play in the next World Cup to be held in 2026 but he wants Lionel Scaloni to remain the head coach of the team till then.

Under Lionel Messi ‘s captaincy, Argentina won the World Cup in Doha in December. The next World Cup will be held in Mexico, Canada, and America; by then, he will be 39 years old.

He told local media that it would be challenging to get another World Cup game at this age. He said, “I like to play football. I am fit and enjoying the game but the World Cup is far away. It has to be seen what happens till then.”

Right now their target is to retain the Copa America title next year. Coach Scaloni wants to extend his contract with the Argentine Football Federation and Messi says he should stay on.

He said, “He is very important to the team. He should continue in office.”

(The IBC NewsTV team may have changed just the report’s headline and cover image; the remaining text was created automatically from a syndicated feed.)

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