There is a very good chance that France’s 4-3 win over Argentina was Lionel Messi’s final appearance for his country.
The Barcelona superstar came out of international retirement before taking Argentina to the 2018 World Cup, but after a number of underwhelming displays at the tournament, the South American nation has been eliminated.
There’s a fear he might retire again after being knocked out in the Round of 16.
Messi will be 34-years-old by the time the next World Cup comes around, but there is still hope he will remain part of the Argentina squad considering how a 33-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is still tearing it up for his country.
However, losing is part of football and for that reason, we’re not sympathetic.
That may seem harsh given how Messi has carried the weight of an entire nation on his shoulders for long enough and he looked devasted at full-time.
But, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba did his best to console him after the match.
The Frenchman was brilliant during the seven-goal thriller and went over to hug Messi at the final whistle.
— RedReveal (@RedReveal) June 30, 2018