Argentina is one of the contenders for the World Cup in Qatar, according to Messi, who called the South American giants a powerhouse and among the best.
After Argentina’s weekend round of 16 victory over Australia by a score of 2-1, Messi told the media that his country was “one of the candidates.”
“Argentina is a powerhouse and consistently ranks high.
“We knew we were a contender, but we had to demonstrate it on the field, and we did so once more against Australia.”
Argentina will now play the Netherlands in the quarterfinal on Friday, and Messi, 35, will look to lead Argentina to victory.