Lionel Messi Returns Argentina FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier Squad
Lionel Messi, known as the best football player in the world and the leader of Argentina’s football team, has been asked to play in the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers for his country. Messi just joined Inter Miami in the MLS, and he will be the captain for Argentina in their first two games against Ecuador and Bolivia in September. Messi scored a goal in the final against France helping Argentina win the World Cup in 2022.
Messi is not the only player from the MLS chosen by Argentina’s coach Lionel Scaloni. Thiago Almada from Atlanta United and Alan Velasco from FC Dallas have also been picked in the 32-player squad. They will join other young talents like Lucas Beltran, Bruno Zapelli, and Lucas Esquivel. Scaloni has also called back some experienced players like Angel Di Maria, Nicolas Otamendi, and Lisandro Martinez, who have done well in European clubs.
“Argentina FIFA’s Top-Ranked Team”
Argentina is the world champion and ranked first in FIFA’s list of top teams. They have a strong squad with quality players in every position. They will play against Ecuador on September 7 in Buenos Aires and then travel to La Paz to face Bolivia five days later. These two games start their journey to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in 2026, which will take place in Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
Argentina has a history of doing well in the South American qualifiers, as they have finished first in their group in the last four editions. They have also made it to every World Cup since 1978 and won twice in 1986 and 2022. Messi has been a big part of Argentina’s success, scoring 103 goals in 175 games for his country. Messi has scored for Argentina 13 goals in 26 matches at the FIFA World Cup.
“Lionel Messi Title of GOAT”
Messi hopes to keep up his excellent performance for both his club and his country, aiming to win more trophies and awards. He has already won six Ballon d’Or awards, six European Golden Shoes, ten La Liga titles, four Champions League titles, and one World Cup. Many fans, experts, and fellow players consider him the (GOAT) greatest player of all time.
Messi’s fans are excited to see him play for Argentina again as they try to defend their World Cup title. He’s also looking forward to his time in the MLS, where he’ll face new challenges and opportunities. Lionel Messi is a football legend and a joy to watch for anyone who loves the game. He is truly a once-in-a-lifetime talent who deserves all the praise and admiration he gets.