Lionel Messi’s hat-trick helps Argentina to 4-0 win over Haiti

Lionel Messi swap Barcelona title for Argentina win

"To win it with Argentina would be something unique".

Such a talent-rich country failing to win the world's biggest competition despite the presence of the greatest player ever would be hard to fathom.

Argentina are still reeling from their 6-1 friendly thrashing by Spain in March, while the squad have also experienced plenty of heartbreak after losing three straight finals - the 2014 World Cup, the 2015 Copa America and 2016 Copa America Centenario.

However, he says he would be willing to forgo another title with the Catalan club if it meant he could finally get his hands on the World Cup trophy.

Since his debut in 2005, Messi, who is the national team's record scorer with 61 goals from 123 caps, has been the reference point for Argentina.

"We have a really complicated draw", Messi added. We're training hard and we're improving every day.

Messi has won multiple Champions League and Club World Cup titles with Barca. "I've always said that I want to play someday in Argentina".

"To be honest, we already know how to play against Croatia, but of course I will not tell you".

Messi scored a hat trick and set up Sergio Aguero for the other goal as Argentina began their preparations for this summer's World Cup with a resounding 4-0 friendly win against Haiti on Tuesday. "That's where it all stems from, but at no time did the thought or any doubts cross my mind".

Nigeria, Messi said, are "always tough for us".

Argentina play Iceland in Moscow in their first match of the World Cup on June 16.

A turbulent qualifying campaign was rescued by a Messi hat-trick in the thin air of Quito, but there is little margin for error in a challenging group featuring Croatia, Nigeria and tournament debutants Iceland.

The VAR system will be rolled out for the first time at a World Cup at the June 14 to July 15 tournament in Russian Federation. Argentina found that out in November, when the Super Eagles came back from 2-0 down to beat them, 4-2, in a friendly in Russian Federation.

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