For almost two decades, Lionel Messi has made the football pitch a canvas and his masterpiece is close to completion.
The 2022 World Cup will be significant for many reasons, but Messi has dropped a huge piece of news that will make the spectacle even greater.
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On Thursday, reliable journalist Sebastian Vignolo revealed through a conversation with Messi that the Argentina legend is retiring from international football after the World Cup.
The 2022 edition of the tournament in Qatar will be Messi's fifth competition, with his first coming back in 2006.
Argentina reached the 2014 final in Brazil before falling to Germany, and it still remains the one major trophy Messi hasn't secured.