Touted as one of the greatest footballers of all time, Lionel Messi has announced his retirement from international football adding that the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar will be his last international assignment.
"This will be my last World Cup - for sure. The decision has been made," Messi said in a conversation with Sebastián Vignolo.
"I'm counting down the days until the World Cup. "The truth is, there's a little anxiety, saying: 'Well, we're here, what's going to happen? It's my last one, how's it going to go?'. On one hand, I can't wait for it to arrive but I'm also desperate for it to go well," he added.
With Messi at the helm, Argentina have done really well in the build-up to the Qatar World Cup. In fact, the team's recent 3-0 win over Jamaica saw La Albiceleste go unbeaten for 35 games in professional football. Messi, speaking to Vignolo, said that he is pretty confident of the team doing well in Qatar even though they are in a tough group.
Aged 34, Messi is presently playing for French club Paris Saint-Germain in the Ligue 1 and will continue to do so, with no talks of him quitting club football anytime soon.
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New Delhi, Feb 6: Jammu and Kashmir has been turned into Afghanistan by the BJP which is using bulldozers to demolish the homes of poor and marginalised under the ongoing anti-encroachment drive, former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti alleged Monday.
Addressing a press conference here, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief appealed to Opposition leaders in the country not to be a mute spectator to the "atrocities being committed by the BJP".
She alleged the BJP is using its brute majority to weaponize everything and "bulldoze" the Constitution.
"Palestine is still better. At least people talk. Kashmir is becoming worse than Afghanistan the way bulldozers are being used to demolish homes of people. What is the purpose of demolishing small houses of people," she said.
Mehbooba said that according to the government even the centuries-old Shankaracharya Temple and cantonment built by the erstwhile Maharaja are also on encroached land.
The PDP leader said Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha may claim that the houses of poor will not be touched during the anti-encroachment drive but his message is not being heard on the ground as dwellings even with tin sheds are being demolished.
She said the initial call for 'Ek Samvidhan, Ek Vidhan, Ek Pradhan' has given way to 'one country, one language, one religion' where there is no Constitution.
Voice of anyone speaking about the Constitution is being crushed, she said.
"Was removal of Article 370 in accordance with the Constitutional provisions?," she asked.