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Lionel Messi aims at winning 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy in Russia

18:00 20-03-2018
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Argentine football star Lionel Messi aims to win and raise the 2018 FIFA World Cup trophy in Moscow this summer as it may be his last chance to win the much-anticipated global football championship, football news website reported on Monday, TASS reports.

"I imagine being able to be in that game, to win it, to be able to raise the cup," quoted Messi as saying about his team’s extra time defeat to Germany at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. "It's the dream I have always had and every time a World Cup comes it gets even stronger."

Messi won numerous titles on the global, continental and domestic levels with his Barcelona FC, but playing for his national team was an inch apart for him from winning international championships.

Reaching three finals in a row, namely the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and two editions of the Copa America (in 2015 and 2016), Argentina was left with the second-place result in all of these matches