Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni has outlined the things needed for Lionel Messi to appear in the 2026 World Cup
It hasn’t even been 3 months since Argentina’s story tale ending of the 2022 World Cup but Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni is already being questioned about their defense of the title in 2026 and whether Lionel Messi will be a part of their squad.
Will Messi be present at the 2026 World Cup?
Albiceleste head coach Lionel Scaloni is already being questioned about Messi’s availability for the 2026 World Cup.
While speaking at a Gala in Italy, via ESPN Colombia, Scaloni was asked about Messi’s future with Argentina and if he could make an appearance in the next World Cup: “Being in the next World Cup will be Leo’s decision; if his body can take it for me, he will be there.”
“As a former team-mate, training him is beautiful.“
Scaloni went on to explain just how much it meant to lift the esteemed prize: “Behind our title, there was a communion of intentions between the fans, the staff and the players, something emotional that made sense of belonging for this unique shirt even stronger.
“Then, having a player like Messi was, and is, obviously, an advantage. As a former team-mate, training him is beautiful. I see how the other players look at him and follow him. He’s the best.”
While for many, the 2022 World Cup seemed to be the 35-year-old Messi’s last, winning it in such spectacular fashion might’ve galvanized the former Barca superstar to continue with Albiceleste. There are speculations about his future at Argentina as well as PSG, as the World cup star is yet to agree on a new deal with PSG.