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Barcelona's Lionel Messi would swap club title for Argentina World Cup success

Barcelona's Lionel Messi would swap club title for Argentina World Cup success

With the World Cup set to get underway in Russian Federation next month, two-time champions Argentina stepped up their preparations thanks to captain Messi's three-goal haul in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.

"Sometimes in football and at the World Cup logic doesn't win and there are surprises".

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Lionel Messi has reiterated his intention to only play for Barcelona in Europe and spend six months back in Argentina with boyhood club Newell's Old Boys.

The Argentina superstar will be 35 by the time the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar gets underway and may not be as effective then as he is now.

The 30-year-old scored thrice for Argentina in the worldwide friendly encounter with Haiti on May 30, as the team secured a 4-0 win over the minnows.

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reveals that he tried to bring Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique to the club from Barcelona alongside Cesc Fabregas in 2003.

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"I've always said that I want to play someday in Argentina".

The five-time Ballon D'Or victor further revealed he would happily sacrifice another title with Barcelona if it meant he would win the World Cup with his homeland.

"I know it would be special for what it means, to be (world) champions with Argentina would be different to everything, it would be something unique".

Argentina lock horns with Iceland on June 16, before taking on Croatia five days later and ending their group games against Nigeria on June 26.

"I would swap a title with Barcelona for one with the national team". Iceland showed in the Euros that they can go up against anyone.

"The other day I was talking to a friend and he told me "if you had chosen Spain, you'd be a World Cup victor already", but it wouldn't have been the same", added Messi. We have to aim to win the first game, which is the most important because it will give us peace of mind.

"We have players to be able to dream".


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