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Lionel Messi speaks following World Cup win: “I’m not retiring!”

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Lionel Messi has finally completed football. Going head-to-head against France in the final, Argentine came out victors on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 game which included a Messi brace and a Kylian Mbappe hattrick.

Speaking following the incredible win, Messi confirmed his intentions to continue with the Argentine national team.

“No, I’m not retiring from the national team. I want to keep playing as a World Cup champion,” he said.

There was a lot made out about Messi’s plans post a hypothetical win, with many assuming that he would call curtains on his glorious career. Leo confirmed that it was well and truly the last trophy he wanted to win in his career before retiring.

“I had this big dream for a long time, I wanted to close my career with the World Cup. I cannot ask for more than this.”

“It’s simply unbelievable, I knew god was going to give me the cup. I was sure — it is a big joy for us,” Messi added.

Source: Fabrizio Romano

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