'Messi Must Win World Cup To Be Special'
'Lionel Messi Must Win World Cup To Be Special'
FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi must win a World Cup to be considered special, according to FIFA’s president.
The Argentina captain is always compared to his countryman Diego Maradona, who won the FIFA World Cup with the Albiceleste in 1986.
Many people believe that winning a major trophy with Argentina will help Messi to be considered on Maradona’s level, and FIFA president Gianni Infantino has echoed that sentiment.
“Messi is extraordinary but he is yet to win a World Cup,” he told newspaper La Nacion.
“There are lots of amazing players who never won the World Cup and that is what made Diego so special in football – winning major titles for both club and country.
“Messi may be there (in Russia) and we may see him in 2022 because he very rarely picks up injuries, even if players try to foul him, they can't get near.”
Messi has already lost four major finals with his national team, including the 2014 World Cup final, where they lost to Germany in extra time.
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