Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero believes there’s a possibility that Inter Miami-bound Argentina captain Lionel Messi could play the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Messi, whose PSG contract expires on June 30, has confirmed that he will be joining MLS side Inter Miami.
Messi said that he wanted to move away from the spotlight and enjoy his day-to-day life a little more. He added that he’s excited to enjoy American football and play with more peace of mind.
When asked if there was a chance that Messi could play the 2026 FIFA World Cup, Aguero said, AlbicelesteTalk, “With this move, we have to leave the door open for the 2026 World Cup, let’s see.”
Lionel Messi enjoyed his best World Cup campaign in Qatar last year. Scoring seven goals and claiming three assists in seven games, he helped Argentina to their first World Cup win in 36 years.
Messi has played a record 26 World Cup games across five editions, scoring 13 times and providing eight assists. If he plays in 2026 in the US, Mexico and Canada, he will be the first player to feature in six World Cups.