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World Cup: for Lionel Messi, the quest of a lifetime


Having become himself again at PSG and more essential than ever with Argentina, the seven-time Ballon d'Or is only three steps away from the only trophy he lacks.

Now or never.

At 35, Lionel Messi is


playing his last World Cup, the fifth.

A final opportunity to win the only trophy that refuses him.

Champions League, Olympic gold, Copa America, yes.

Seven Ballons d'Or too, records in shambles and an unofficial status as king of the football planet shared with Cristiano Ronaldo.

But the World Cup, no.

The "Pulga" touched his dream with his finger in 2014, failing in the final against Germany (0-1) after dismissing the Netherlands in the semi-finals (0-0 ap, 4-2 tab).

The Netherlands is precisely the opponent of Argentina this Friday evening (8 p.m.), in Lusail, in the quarter-finals of a World Cup where Messi is on a mission, assuming his star status and the role of guide of a whole people.

To discover

  • World Cup: The complete table of the final phase

  • All World Cup match results

  • Download the Le Figaro Sport app and follow the Blues in Qatar

Nothing surprising when you follow the news of Paris SG.

After a lackluster first year in Paris - a sweet understatement... - the Argentine legend with 1,000 games, 789 goals and 338 assists as a professional shone in...

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Source: lefigaro

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