Football fans and followers of Lionel Messi were left buzzing with excitement and speculation after the Argentine superstar posted a series of pictures on Instagram donning the legendary Argentina jersey worn by the late Diego Maradona during the 1994 FIFA World Cup held in the United States. The gesture was seen as a heartfelt tribute to the iconic football legend, Diego Maradona, who left an indelible mark on the sport.
While the pictures were initially perceived as a poignant homage to Maradona’s legacy, they also ignited discussions about Messi’s future at the FIFA World Cup. Following Argentina’s historic triumph in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Inter Miami forward publicly stated that he had no plans to participate in future editions of the prestigious tournament.
Messi’s shocking revelation came just before Argentina’s 2022 World Cup final clash against France. He emotionally expressed, “I feel very happy to be able to achieve this, to finish my World Cup journey by playing my last game in a final. It’s many years until the next one, and I don’t think I’ll be able to do it. And to finish like this, it’s the best.”