February 2nd, Messi accepted an exclusive interview with “Ole”, during which he was asked whether it was possible to play in the 2026 World Cup.
Q: Give us a chance, imagine your participation in the Copa America and the 2026 World Cup…
Messi: I don’t know, I always say it’s difficult for me because of my age.
I love playing football, I love what I do and as long as I am in shape, fit and still enjoying football, I will continue.
But there is still a long way to go before the next World Cup.
Q: Scaloni has kept the No. 10 shirt for you… After beating Croatia, you told Ole that against France will be your last World Cup match.
Can we look forward to 2026?
Messi: I’m telling you… I haven’t planned anything yet.
But I’ve said it several times, and I’ll say it again.
It seems a bit difficult for me due to age and time, but it depends on how my career develops.
I’m going to be 36 this year and I’m going to see where my career is going and what I’m going to do, it depends on a lot of things.