Lionel Messi says he will reconsider his future in football later this year but said it is likely “many things will change” after this winter’s World Cup in Qatar.
"I don't know what I will do after the World Cup. I am thinking about what is coming. After Qatar, I will have to reassess many things."
Asked about him continuing with the national team after Qatar, Messi, who turns 35 in June, said: "I don't know, the truth is I don't know. I think about that is coming, which is close, Ecuador (on Tuesday). The preparation matches in June and September. Let's hope these go the best way possible. But for sure after the World Cup many things will change."