Messi addresses Argentina future

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Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi has addressed his future with the Argentina national team.

Messi returned to action for the South Americans and scored in the 3-0 win over Venezuela in their penultimate World Cup qualifier on Friday.

The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner turns 35 in June, with the 2022 FIFA World Cup likely to be his last.

When aksed if he will retire after the World Cup, "I really don't know. I think about what's coming, which is very close, [the qualifying match against] Ecuador, the preparation matches in June and September.

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"After the World Cup I'm going to have to rethink a lot of things, whether it goes well or badly.

"There is a wonderful group here. People love me a lot and every day they show me more. I am very grateful. It does me good every time I come to Argentina. After the Copa America win, much more.

"Everything flows naturally and it is easier on the field. Winning helps make everything nicer and easier.

"[The game against Venezuela] was the last game here [in Argentina] before going to the World Cup. I think it's farewell in a very good way."

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