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Lionel Messi had a dream run in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar as he ended a 36-year drought for Argentina. After the historic triumph, Messi stated that he will probably call it a career on the international stage. But now, the Paris Saint Germain star has hinted at a chance to return to the La Albiceleste squad for the 2026 World Cup. 

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In a recent interview with the Argentine publication, Diario Ole, Messi talked about how under specific conditions, he could make a return to the team. He stated age is one of the major factors and the fact that he is still professional football on a high level. 

"Because of age, it'll be difficult to make 2026," the PSG star said. "I love playing football and while feel like I'm in good shape and enjoying this, I'm going to keep at it. "It seems like a long time until the next World Cup, but it depends on how my career is going."

The next edition of the FIFA World Cup will take place in Mexico, Canada and the US when Messi will be 39. In the near future, talked about how he wants to play in next year’s Copa America in the US to help Argentina become back-to-back champions. “I will stay a little longer, I have to enjoy this,” he said.

Now talking about Messi’s recent fixture, Paris Saint Germain registered a sluggish 3-1 win over Montpellier at the Stade de la Mosson. The Argentine scored the second goal for the Parisians and also received praise from the manager for his performance. Christophe Galtier, after the game, talked about how Messi returned to his top form after an average performance against Reims. 

He said, “We looked to free [Messi] from certain things and in interesting areas with a midfield organized in a certain way. “He was at the level he usually plays. He did a big World Cup, so there is fatigue. It was a little more difficult against Reims, but he is human. I’m happy with the team, Leo’s performance, and the three goals scored despite the stupid one we conceded.”

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