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Messi’s World Cup legacy and Argentina’s need for a rebuild

Lionel Messi has undoubtedly contributed significantly to Argentina’s football legacy. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time and has won numerous individual awards and titles throughout his career. Messi has also played a crucial role in Argentina’s success in international competitions, including winning the Copa America and reaching the World Cup final in 2014 [1] [2]. However, despite his contributions, Argentina has struggled in recent World Cups, failing to advance beyond the round of 16 in the last two tournaments [3].

Argentina’s disappointing performances in recent World Cups have highlighted the need for a rebuilding of the national team. Messi’s World Cup future remains uncertain, and it is unclear if he will continue to play for the national team [4] [5]. Even if he does, Argentina needs to develop a more cohesive team with a stronger supporting cast to compete at the highest level. As Messi ages, it becomes increasingly important for Argentina to identify and develop young talent to ensure a successful future for the national team.

The rebuilding process for the national team must begin now. This includes identifying and developing young talent, as well as restructuring the team to play a more cohesive style of football. Argentina must also address issues of player development and youth coaching to ensure a steady stream of talent for the national team. While Messi’s World Cup days may be over, Argentina’s focus must be on building a team that can compete at the highest level in the future [3] [6].

Strategies for rebuilding Argentina’s national team

With Lionel Messi’s announcement that he has no plans to play in the next World Cup, Argentina must begin the process of rebuilding their national team [7]. One key strategy for rebuilding is investing in youth development. As Messi himself noted in a 2022 interview, Argentina needs to start focusing on developing young talent [8]. By investing in youth development programs and nurturing young players, Argentina can build a strong foundation for the future of their national team. This approach requires a long-term commitment, but it can pay off in the form of sustained success in international competitions.

Another strategy for rebuilding Argentina’s national team is recruiting talented players from domestic leagues. Argentina has a rich history of producing top-tier football talent, and there are many talented players in the country’s domestic leagues [9]. By identifying and recruiting these players, the national team can build a strong core of players who are familiar with each other’s playing styles and can work together effectively on the field. This approach can also help to foster a sense of national pride and unity among players and fans alike.

Strategic coaching and team management are also essential for rebuilding Argentina’s national team. The team needs a coach who can develop a clear tactical vision and communicate that vision effectively to players [10]. The coach must also be able to manage the egos and personalities of the team’s star players, while also fostering a sense of teamwork and camaraderie among the entire squad [2]. With the right coaching and management, Argentina can build a team that is greater than the sum of its parts and capable of competing at the highest level of international football [11].


  1. World Cup: Coronation Complete! Lionel Messi Claims His …. (n.d.) Hämtad June 14, 2023, från www.nytimes.com 
  2. Messi, Scaloni And The Arduous Reconstruction Of …. (n.d.) Hämtad June 14, 2023, från www.forbes.com 
  3. Argentina win 2022 World Cup and Lionel Messi gets the …. (n.d.) Hämtad June 14, 2023, från www.cbssports.com 
  4. If Messi’s World Cup days are over, Argentina must rebuild. (n.d.) Hämtad June 14, 2023, från www.espn.com 
  5. ’In principle, I’m done’, Messi unlikely to play at 2026 World …. (n.d.) Hämtad June 14, 2023, från www.reuters.com 
  6. Argentina hasn’t won a World Cup in 36 years. Some fans …. (n.d.) Hämtad June 14, 2023, från www.npr.org/2022/11/07/1134750285/argentina-world-cup-curse 
  7. Lionel Messi insists he has no plans to play in the 2026 …. (n.d.) Hämtad June 14, 2023, från www.dailymail.co.uk 
  8. Lionel Messi’s final World Cup: Argentina went from loving …. (n.d.) Hämtad June 14, 2023, från slate.com 
  9. Reaction to Lionel Messi wearing a bisht while lifting the …. (n.d.) Hämtad June 14, 2023, från www.cnn.com 
  10. How Messi’s Argentina reached the World Cup final again. (n.d.) Hämtad June 14, 2023, från www.reuters.com 
  11. How many times has Lionel Messi, Argentina won the World …. (n.d.) Hämtad June 14, 2023, från soccer.nbcsports.com

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