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Messi's last shot at World Cup glory?


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Updated  16/06/18  
SPORTS: Argentina v Iceland (14:00 BST)
Despite his success with Barcelona, Lionel Messi still has not won a major honour with Argentina. The forward turns 31 on 24 June so is this his last chance to add the game's biggest prize to his glittering list of achievements?
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner has even hinted he could retire from international football after the tournament, saying last week that "it will depend on how far we go".
After scoring seven of Argentina's 19 goals in qualifying, including a hat-trick to clinch their place in Russia, the Barca forward remains pivotal to the Albiceleste's hopes of winning the World Cup for the first time since 1986.
Without him they were beaten 6-1 in a friendly against Spain in March and they have only played once since, beating Haiti 4-0, with Messi scoring another treble.


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