Messi will be 34 when the competition commences, with Argentina still looking for their first World Cup title since 1986.
The Barcelona forward has won everything to succeed at the individual and club level in his profession yet is as yet pursuing a subtle significant senior trophy with his nation.
Messi has persevered through a disappointing kept running of definite appearances with Argentina, losing in the Copa America last on three events and in the World Cup decider in 2014 against Germany.
The 31-year-old will get another opportunity to at last win a noteworthy trophy with his nation this late spring, when the Copa America happens in Brazil.
What’s more, Messi has said that despite everything he wants to win a first real trophy with the Albiceleste before he resigns.
“I need to complete my profession having won something with the Argentine national group, or if not having attempted however many occasions as could be expected under the circumstances.
“I would prefer not to be left with the inclination that it didn’t occur and I let openings cruise by,” Messi revealed to Fox Sports Argentina.
In the interim, a chance to win the following World Cup could pass Messi by as he has admitted that he doesn’t have even an inkling on the off chance that he will make it to the competition in Qatar.
“I don’t have a clue in the event that I will achieve the World Cup in Qatar,” Messi said. “God will choose whether it is given to me or not.
“Today I feel extraordinary, very well physically, however I’m [almost] 32 years of age and I don’t have the foggiest idea how it will go.
“A great deal of things can occur, I trust I don’t have any genuine wounds.”
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