Argentina’s World Cup 2018 move to a difficult path following the 0-3 defeat of Croatia in the second match of the preliminary round of Group D. If Argentina fails to qualify for the last 16, there is the possibility that Lionel Messi will retire from the national team.
It was said Pablo Zabaleta. The player who took Argentina through the 2014 World Cup final said, with his current age, the 2018 World Cup was the best chance for Messi to grab the title at the World Cup.
“I feel sorry for Lionel Messi,” Pablo Zabaleta told the BBC, quoted from fourfourtwo, Friday (22/6).
Croatia destroyed Argentina with a score of 3-0. Croatia winning thanks to goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in Group D match at Nizhny Novgorod on Friday (22/6) early morning hrs.
These results make Croatia qualify as group D representative after collecting the value of six of the two matches. On the contrary, this defeat makes the chance of Argentina qualify for the last 16 to be a question mark.
The Tango team must rely on the results of other matches in Group D.
“This is his last chance to win something with Argentina so I would not be surprised to see him (Messi) retire from international football after this,” Zabaleta said.
Messi is currently 30 years old. If you wait for the World Cup in Qatar four years later, it is true that this is Messi’s golden age to shine with Argentina.
“He will be disappointed for up to four more years until (World Cup) Qatar,” said Zabaleta.