Report: Lionel Messi makes huge u-turn over his future

Lionel Messi celebrates after their sides third goal by Julian Alvarez of Argentina (not pictured) during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 semi final match between Argentina and Croatia at Lusail Stadium on December 13, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar.
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Lionel Messi has apparently made a huge decision about his future and a u-turn on what he had planned.

The 35-year-old has now won everything in the game, having lifted the World Cup at the weekend, capping the trophy off with the Golden Ball to boot. With talk of him slowing down and declining with age, Messi has more than answered critics, putting in magical displays in Qatar to lead Argentina to glory. 

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.