Lionel Messi to reportedly focus on PSG after meeting of Argentina FA and the French giants

Arjun Singh Devgan
Lionel Messi's Argentina side have qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
Lionel Messi's Argentina side have qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar / Daniel Jayo/GettyImages

Argentina have officially qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after they registered a nil-nil draw with Brazil in their recent World Cup qualifying game, along with Chile's 2-0 loss to Ecuador meant that the La Albiceleste can now rotate their players in the final four games to come.

Reports state that this has meant that Argentina's talisman, Lionel Messi will now focus on recapturing his best form for Paris Saint-Germain for the rest of the season, considering that the club management led by sporting director, Leonardo had expressed frustration at their star player being called up for national duty - despite suffering from a knee injury.

However with qualification for the 2022 World Cup secured, the Argentina FA and PSG recently spoke about the matter with the French giants putting forward their case as to why it would benefit both parties if Messi was to miss the final four qualifying games.

The next round of qualifying matches are scheduled to take place in January, and it will be interesting to see if head coach, Lionel Scaloni will call up the 34-year-old or stick to the agreement in principle that the record six-time Ballon d'Or award will not play.

Messi for his part will look to focus on starring for his club, considering that he has struggled to impress, failing to open his account in the Ligue 1, though he has netted three goals in the Champions League for them.