Barca president hopeful Messi will win World Cup

first_imgBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is hopeful that Lionel Messi can finally taste glory on the international scene by winning the World Cup with Argentina this summerLa Albiceleste finished as runners-up to Germany in the 2014 World Cup and then later lost the past two Copa America finals to Chile.Their last defeat to Chile in the Copa America final in 2016 had caused Messi to retire from international football, before changing his mind after a lot of persuasion.Among the likes of Germany and Spain, Messi admitted that Argentina are not going to be one of the prime candidates to win in Russia, but Bartomeu is remaining hopeful.“I hope that Lionel Messi can win it,” he told Antena 3, via Marca.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“I hope that Leo Messi, the best player in history, can win it and make his dream come true.”Currently, Jorge Sampaoli’s men are preparing for the upcoming World Cup at Barcelona’s training ground.Argentina are in Group D alongside Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.last_img

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