The Argentine footballer had a disappointing World Cup, but he is willing to consider an extension of his international career.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, June 30: Lionel Messi’s last chance to add a major international title to a glittering array of personal achievements and trophies at club level almost certainly disappeared with Argentina’s elimination from the World Cup on Saturday.

"The most important thing is to compete well and then God and Messi will decide if we can win the World Cup," Argentina president Mauricio Macri said of his country's chances of winning the tournament in Russia.

Argentina’s World Cup ambitions rest heavily on the shoulders of Barcelona legend Lionel Messi, who is still searching for his first piece of major silverware with his country.

Lionel Messi's plan B for Barcelona

December 31, 2017 16:02 pm

BARCELONA, Dec 31: Barcelona are yet to replace Neymar following his £200million move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

Messi’s Secret Santa message to Neymar

December 25, 2017 15:14 pm

Lionel Messi has sent former team-mate Neymar a heartwarming Christmas message.

Messi’s statue hacked down again

December 6, 2017 09:58 am

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 5: Argentina’s Lionel Messi is used to being hacked down by desperate defenders but his statue in Buenos Aires has suffered even rougher treatment for the second time this year.

Argentinian football chiefs held a meeting with the Russian ambassador over safety fears sparked by a sick image ISIS mock up of Lionel Messi crying blood.

The World Cup is the biggest stage for a player to show what he can do in front of the whole world. With the world watching your performance it can either make you a hero or a zero. David Beckham once was the most hated man in English football. His sending off against Argentina was seen as the main reason for England being knocked out from the 1998 world cup. Everywhere he went, people used to chant 'you cost us the World Cup'.

ROSARIO, June 25: Security is at the top of everyone's minds in Rosario, Argentina these days.

BARCELONA, Nov 30: Argentina’s superstar footballer Lionel Messi’s father is negotiating his son’s transfer from Spanish champions FC Barcelona to French side Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), according to media reports.