Messi makes big Argentina, PSG decision?

Ligue 1

Lionel Messi has reportedly made a big decision regarding his Argentina future, amid some recent frustration from his club Paris Saint-Germain. 

La Albiceleste booked their ticket to Qatar next year after their 0-0 draw with Brazil on Wednesday morning was enough to see them qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Messi in action against Brazil this week

While the latest international break went well for the Messi-led nation, his decision to represent his country in this period was seemingly not one that PSG chiefs approved of, with the Ligue 1 club's sporting director Leonardo immediately making a public statement to this effect after seeing the 34-year-old had been named in the squad.

The call-up was deemed controversial at the time because Messi was nursing an injury that had forced him to miss the French side's previous two games. Despite this, though, he featured in both matches for Argentina this month, first as a substitute against Uruguay and then as a starter against Brazil.

Following the public spat between club and country, Marca has now reported that, with World Cup qualification secured for La Albiceleste, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner has agreed to readjust his priorities and focus more on his PSG duties going forward.

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The former FC Barcelona talisman has played more minutes for his country than Les Parisiens so far this season and will look to change that, with the Spanish outlet reporting that it is now a serious possibility that Messi will not be called up for any of his nation's four remaining qualifiers to allow him to focus on his new team.

The next round of World Cup qualifying matches will take place in January, and all eyes will be on Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni to see if he will respect his captain and PSG’'s reported wishes.

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