With the 2017 World Cup coming to a close, Argentine striker Lionel Messi is likely to retire from international duty. Considering his age, he’s probably at the peak of his career. Whether his decision is linked to the team’s performance at the World Cup is a different question. But the question remains: why is Messi retiring from international duty?
Argentine striker lionel messi retires from international duty
Argentina striker Lionel Messi has announced his retirement from international duty. The 29-year-old is expected to take his MITS exams in the coming months. In order to play at the highest level, Messi must pass all of his intermediate exams. If he does not pass them, he will not be able to play for Argentina again. Argentina has a trophy drought that dates back to 1993, when they lost to Germany in the World Cup final. The last time Argentina was crowned world champions, they lost to Germany in extra time. Messi has been one of the best players in world football for the past decade.
The retirement of Argentina’s star has been long anticipated. The world-class striker has made his mark in football, scoring more than 50 goals and providing more than 45 assists for his country. Despite his dazzling club form, Messi’s international career has been overshadowed by his club performance. Meanwhile, fellow Argentine stars Luis Figo and Andrea Pirlo have also announced their retirement from international duty.
After three successive defeats, Messi has made a comeback by scoring a hat-trick in the Copa America final, which he won for Argentina. Messi’s hat-trick has broken the all-time goalscoring record held by Gabriel Batistuta, who scored a brace against Mexico in the 1993 Copa America final.
Argentina’s world cup campaign ended in disappointment. Although the team reached the semi-finals, they were unable to live up to expectations. Messi also admitted that his performances were poor. But Argentina’s World Cup campaign went better than the hopes of many. In the end, they were eliminated by Brazil in the final. However, they will meet their expectations if they continue the same success.
Argentina’s star has already made an announcement regarding his retirement from international duty. He told the Argentina team that he would not play for the national team this year. His decision may affect the upcoming Copa America. Messi has not won a major international trophy with Argentina, despite being so close to winning the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 and 2016 Copa America. With these announcements, the team has already made several changes in their squad.
Argentine team no longer at its peak
Argentina’s soccer team has not reached the height of its glory in years. The team was the Netherlands Cup champion in 2005 and had an almost inexhaustible supply of gifted teenagers. Ten years ago, there were 47 Argentine players registered in Italy’s Serie A. This year, there are only 24. In 2014, the Premier League employed 23 Argentines. This season, the number is down to 11.
The Superliga was expanded in 2015 to thirty teams, but grew to only 24 teams last year and is expected to increase to 30 in 2019. The coronavirus pandemic and wider economic issues have been blamed for the reduction, and the team’s demise. Argentines are bitter about the lack of foresight on the part of their own teams. In a country where soccer is a way of life, a team that lacks foresight will not be able to attract the best players.
The Argentine team is no longer at its peak, but it is far from the end of its era. The team’s recent form has been a cause for concern and the current coach Lionel Scaloni is a man of guts. He has taken over a team in a terrible state, but is leading it in a way that many Argentine fans have hoped for. While Scaloni is focused on the World Cup, he is also looking at the long-term picture. The team will have to prove that it is still the best in the world, and he will need to convince fans to believe it is.
Messi’s market value is also declining as the country’s young players have become more seasoned. While he is still a world-class player, his market value has fallen considerably since turning 35. His recent poor season with Paris Saint-Germain may not have helped either. In his place, Lautaro Martinez, despite his age, has the highest value in the country. There are other players whose market value is not at its peak.
Argentine team’s performance at World Cup could affect messi’s decision
Whether or not Lionel Messi will retire from the national team may depend on the Argentine team’s performance at the World Cup. The Argentine team has not won a major tournament since the Copa America in 1993. Since then, Argentina has lost seven finals. But the Argentine team has become synonymous with its star player. It has a remarkably strong domestic development pipeline and a six-time FIFA player of the year.
Argentina lost to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final, which has prompted many to speculate that Lionel Messi might retire after this year’s World Cup. The 3-0 defeat to Chile was Argentina’s third consecutive loss, and their second loss in two summers. But Lionel Messi also hinted that he may retire early.
With the absence of Messi from upcoming friendlies, Argentina may feel the pressure of making a final push to the World Cup. Although it is still early to predict the outcome of the World Cup, Argentina will need to focus on giving Messi a platform to succeed while also getting the best out of their other players. The Argentine team needs to win this World Cup and Messi will have to deliver.
After a successful World Cup, Messi’s international career took a hit. The Argentine team stumbled in the knockout rounds. Maradona was careful to cater to Messi’s tactical preferences and they lost embarrassingly to Germany in the quarterfinals. In addition, Messi is currently in the middle of a legal battle to prove his innocence.
Whether Lionel Messi will retire from the national team depends on how well Argentina does in the tournament. Argentina already qualified for the tournament in 2022, but the performance of the Argentine team could affect his decision to retire. This can be a tough time for Messi, but if Argentina can come through and get to the semifinals, then he will be able to close the gap on his resume.
The Argentines were booed by their own fans in their group-stage match against Colombia. While Messi had an on-pitch brawl with teammate Nicolas Burdisso, the Argentine media have hounded him for not reproducing his Barcelona form. Despite his age, Messi’s performance in the World Cup could have a negative impact on his decision to retire from the national team.
Argentine player’s decision to retire
The world’s best footballer has announced his retirement from international football. The news comes as a shock to Argentina’s fans. Angel Di Maria has played in 121 international matches for Argentina, scoring 24 goals. He came into the match as a sub with 20 minutes remaining and scored a lofted chip against Venezuela at La Bombonera. In the crowd, he was referred to as “Fideo.”
Although Messi hasn’t indicated an exact date for his retirement, the rumours that he will retire are likely to persist. Currently, his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires after this season, but it includes an option for a third season. But after the disappointing Copa America campaign, it’s no surprise that he will not be playing for Argentina any longer. Whether or not he retires from international football will have no impact on his career with Barcelona.
While Argentina fans will miss Messi, there is also a chance that he’ll return to the national team at some point. After all, his last game for Argentina was a game against Uruguay, and he scored the winning goal. So despite the negative reaction from fans, he may reconsider his decision. After all, he is one of the most famous footballers ever.
While Argentina has yet to win a major tournament for the first time since 1986, they have been out of the playoffs for three consecutive years. This is a sad time for Argentina. The nation has missed out on the World Cup three times since their last appearance in the final. And Messi himself hasn’t won a World Cup title in nine years. In addition to missing out on two World Cup finals in the last three years, Argentina also lost the Copa America tournament on penalties.
A recent interview with Argentina’s Cesc Fabregas defended the player and said that his decision to retire was in the best interests of the team. The world’s most valuable player has never been more underrated than he is now. Despite this, Argentina’s performance in the Copa America was disappointing. Last month, Argentina lost to Chile 0-0 on penalties. The result was a 4-2 defeat for Argentina.