Messi Bags Hat-Trick As Argentina Maul Haiti In Friendly

Arnold Nichols
May 30, 2018

Messi admitted that the team's performance was pleasing and the fact that they were able to say goodbye to the fans with a solid performance, instilled hope in the team for the FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

West Ham United star Manuel Lanzini is also part Jorge Sampaoli's squad, as Argentina look to clinch their third World Cup, and his career could change forever if they do.

Paulo Dybala says Argentina players are all committed to helping Lionel Messi live his dream of winning a major trophy with his country.

Argentina continues its World Cup preparation when it takes on Haiti in an worldwide friendly in Buenos Aires.

Meanwhile, Messi came agonisingly close to winning the prestigious tournament four years later during the final in Brazil, but Argentina ultimately fell short as Mario Gotze scored the victor for Germany in extra time.

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he tried to sign Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique.

'I always said I wanted to play in Argentine football one day, I don't know if it will happen but I have it in my mind.

"I would change a Barcelona title for the national team".

Messi, who joined Barca as a 13-year-old, would have already won a World Cup if he defected to Spain as a teenager.

In Group D, Messi's men will face Croatia on June 21, and Nigeria on June 26.

Argentina will play against Haiti on May 29 and then Israel, just one week before their first match in the World Cup against Iceland, on June 16, in Moscow. It won't be easy, but we have the best player in the history of football and we'll do everything possible to achieve it.

'The other day I was talking to a friend and he told me "if you had chosen Spain, you'd be a World Cup victor already", but it wouldn't have been the same, ' added Messi.

"I know it would be special for what it means, to be (world) champions with Argentina would be different to everything, it would be something unique".

"We have players with talent and experience".

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