Messi: Barcelona is the only club I'll play for in Europe

Sherman Parsons
May 31, 2018

The Barcelona star cooly slotted home a penalty to break the deadlock in the 17th minute before adding two more goals in eight second-half minutes at La Bombonera. Messi has never won a World Cup, coming closest in 2014 but his side lost to Germany in the final. The Argentine, who is busy preparing for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Argentina, has quashed the speculations yet again.

"We have to be looking at the quality of our players - and I believe we are going to Russian Federation to do well - and not the quality of other countries' players, " Musa submitted.

The Germany squad is training hard ahead of their World Cup title defence in Russian Federation - nearly too hard judging by some of the challenges.

Messi, 30, left Newell's at age 13 and thus did not appear in a senior match for the club. "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.

CLAUDIO CANIGGIA, former Argentina striker, urging Lionel Messi's team-mates to give him the support which Diego Maradona got during his playing days.

It would be at Newell's, nowhere else.

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A turbulent qualifying campaign was rescued by a Messi hat-trick in the thin air of Quito, but there is little margin for error in a challenging group featuring Croatia, Nigeria and tournament debutants Iceland.

"To be honest, we already know how to play against Croatia, but of course I will not tell you".

Messi said that it's more important "to go game by game" and focus on winning their first encounter with Iceland on June 16.

The VAR system will be rolled out for the first time at a World Cup at the June 14 to July 15 tournament in Russian Federation. "We don't have an easy group".

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