Lionel Messi's Future With Argentina Is Entirely In His Hands - Lionel Scaloni

Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni has insisted that Lionel Messi has complete control over his international future.

Messi revealed after the 2022 World Cup final that he would continue to play for the Albiceleste after speculation that he could hang up his international boots at the age of 35. Scaloni has also left the door open for the Paris Saint-Germain superstar to be a part of his squad at the next World Cup in Canada, Mexico and the United States in four years' time.

The Argentina boss will leave any retirement decision completely up to Messi, who was mobbed by fans after returning to Buenos Aires at the start of the international break, and thinks he is still in top shape to contribute to the collective cause.