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The 2022 Qatar World Cup begins on 20th November 2022 and many are wondering whether football legend Lionel Messi will captain Argentina at the competition.

The attacking legend has had a very successful career and will most definitely go down as one of the greatest to ever play the game.

He has followed a small list of players to dominate world football for both club and country like Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow Argentinian Diego Maradona.

With Argentina having an array of world-class talent and potential future stars, many are curious as to whether Messi will be the one captaining them.

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Will Lionel Messi captain Argentina at the 2022 Qatar World Cup?

Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after receiving the top scorer award as (back L-R) President of CONMEBOL Alejandro Dominguez, President of FIFA Gianni Infantino and President of AFA Claudio Tapia applaud during the final of Copa America Brazil 2021 between Brazil and Argentina at Maracana Stadium on July 10, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JULY 10: Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates after receiving the top scorer award as (back L-R) President of CONMEBOL Alejandro Dominguez, President of FIFA Gianni Infantino and President of AFA Claudio Tapia applaud during the final of Copa America Brazil 2021 between Brazil and Argentina at Maracana Stadium on July 10, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

The 2022 World Cup beings on Monday 20th November, and Argentina can most definitely feel like they can get out of their group as they have Poland, Saudi Arabia and Mexico. Although no team can be underestimated at this prestigious tournament, Argentina should be the favourites to qualify first.

Their first game is against Saudi Arabia and they should pick up the three points and give themselves some good momentum for the rest of the tournament.

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Is Messi still Argentina’s captain?

Messi has been the captain of Argentina for some time now and it is expected that he will continue to captain the side as they go in the World Cup.

With the five-time Ballon d’Or winner now 35 years old, some believe this could be his last tournament. The ex-Barcelona and now Paris Saint-Germain star has won the Copa America with his nation, so it would be great for him to possibly cap off his international career with a World Cup medal.

Lionel Messi of Argentina smiles with the trophy as he celebrates with teammates after winning the final of Copa America Brazil 2021 between Brazil and Argentina at Maracana Stadium on July 10, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JULY 10: Lionel Messi of Argentina smiles with the trophy as he celebrates with teammates after winning the final of Copa America Brazil 2021 between Brazil and Argentina at Maracana Stadium on July 10, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

No doubt many will be watching every game Messi plays in in this tournament as he could produce a moment of magic at any second!


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