Lionel Messi Talks Newell's Old Boys 'Dream,' Argentina World Cup Hopes

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The Barcelona legend, 30, called time on playing for the national side after they lost in the 2016 Copa America final to Chile.

A poor performance at Russian Federation 2018 could see Messi vanish again, though, according to the man himself. Messi told TyC Sports, on Wednesday.

"I think we have enough time to improve in the upcoming games and before the World Cup, we will have a month to prepare and leave everything in place for the start", he said.

Barca had somehow managed to get to a stage where the five time Ballon d'Or victor was not far removed from being able to negotiate a free transfer away from the Camp Nou in January.

And that has sparked talk of a move away.

Lionel Messi confirms he could quit Argentina again, "understands" if Javier Mascherano leaves Barcelona and admits the bench is "horrible".

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Lionel Messi turned down an offer of a €100million (£88m) signing bonus from Manchester City to pen a new deal at Barcelona.

Midfielder Yaya Toure could also start, with Guardiola likely to make a number of changes from the side that beat West Ham on Sunday to extend their club-record winning streak to 20 games.

"Bench role? It's hard for me not to play or to be subbed off, but I realised and understood that it was for the best".

'Being on the bench is disgusting.

Argentina, who reached the final in 2014, struggled during qualification for Russian Federation, going through three coaches before securing their place at the tournament thanks to a Messi hat-trick in a 3-1 win away to Ecuador in the final qualifier.

Argentina have been drawn in Group D at the World Cup alongside Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.

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