Lionel Messi on his future after winning major title in FIFA World Cup 2022

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Another good news for Argentine football fans everywhere is that Lionel Messi, their great player, has said he has no intention of slowing down and that he wants to compete as the world champion.

I won't be leaving the national team, I assure you. After the game, Messi was reportedly heard saying, "I want to keep playing as the World Cup champion with Argentina shirt.

I wanted to end my career with this because it was the piece that was missing and there was nothing else I could ask for.

I was successful in winning the Copa America and am now in the World Cup for which I worked so hard. At the end of my professional career, I have it.

Lionel Scaloni, the coach of the national team, reiterated Messi's remarks when he declared that the "little wizard" can keep playing.

"He is more than entitled to choose what he wants to do with his career and whether he wants to continue playing for Argentina or not," an emotional Scaloni told the media after the game.

He is such a crucial part of our team. It gives us enormous joy to guide him and his teammates.

Everything he communicates to his teammates is exceptional – I've never seen anything like it.

At the Lusail International Stadium, the game ended 3-3 after extra time before Argentina defeated France 4-2 on penalties.