Claudio Tapia speaks about Lionel Messi playing at the 2026 World Cup


AFA President Claudio Tapia talked about Lionel Messi playing in the 2026 World Cup with Argentina’s national team.

Claudio Tapia was at Sports Summit Leaders and commented on Messi’s performance at the next pWorld Cu. Here is what he had to say:

“He always goes for more. He will never leave you. He always surprises you, he goes for more. You can imagine it. How can I not imagine? I wish he was there. With the conditions he has, he could easily play in the 2026 World Cup.

“Modric does it for his team, Iniesta did it for Barcelona.” It depends on him, on what he feels. I can see him playing in the World Cup, playing the position he wants. He can really do it. It will depend on what he wants. I dream about it too.

“He is happy with the national team coming to the facility. He is very satisfied with the group of teammates, with the coaching staff. I am lucky to be in a relationship with him. It’s a relationship of affection.”

Tapia also spoke about his relationship with Messi:

“We share and talk about what we see in the future, what the other commitments are and how we see them. That’s what we do with a lot of guys. I love seeing him succeed, seeing him take on new challenges and keep winning. He played seven matches and became the champion.

“If he’s fine, you feel good. We share things because we feel it, it’s not forced. You feel really proud and blessed to be in a relationship with him.”

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