The Argentina FA president believes Lionel Messi can emulate Luka Modric in the 2026 World Cup.

Argentina FA president Claudio Tapia expects Lionel Messi to surprise everyone in the 2026 World Cup.

Tapia still hopes Messi will change, citing Luka Modric's durability in international football as an example.

What happened? Messi will not play for Argentina in the next World Cup in the U.S.

He might certainly play in the 2026 World Cup with his current circumstances.

World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia on September 7 and 12 will include the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner.

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"Modric does it for his team, Iniesta for Barcelona. It depends on his emotions. 

However, Tapia has not given up hope that Messi would change his mind.


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