Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) President Gianni Infantino has sparked controversy.

At first glance, it sounds like a joke, but it’s not.

Infantino’s comments are sincere.

Infantino said he wants Lionel Messi, 36, to play in the 2034 World Cup in Saudi Arabia, 11 years from now.

Messi will be 47 by then.

It’s a ridiculous desire.
The Daily Mail, a British media outlet, reported on Tuesday (KST) that FIFA president Infantino said he wants the Argentine legend to play at the 2034 World Cup in Saudi Arabia.

But Messi will be 47 by then,” the Daily Mail reported.

Infantino made the comments in an interview with DSports after participating in the CONMEBOL Legends Match event at DRV PNK Stadium in Miami, Florida, USA, on June 6. 토토사이트

“I want Messi to play in the next World Cup, the next one after that, and the 2034 Saudi World Cup.

Of course, only if he wants to,” he said.

In other words, he wants Messi to lead Argentina to the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America, the 2030 World Cup, and the 2034 World Cup.

The hope is to capitalize on Messi’s star power.


Of course, Infantino jokingly concluded his remarks by saying “only if Messi wants to”.

However, given Messi’s star power and the World Cup’s box office ties, it’s hard to tell if he was joking.

There’s a lot of sincerity there.
But Messi is already at the peak of his career, having led Argentina to victory at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Already 36 years old, there is no guarantee that Messi will be around for the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America in three years’ time.

No matter how much Infantino wants to, Messi may not be available.

How many more World Cups will Messi play in?

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