World Football

Barcelona planning Lionel Messi farewell match against Argentina at Camp Nou: Rumors

Rajarshi ShuklaRajarshi Shukla

November 9 2023
Lionel Messi Barcelona

Lionel Messi left Barcelona in 2021

Barcelona’s severe financial difficulties have been well-reported over the years. Before the season, they have made every effort to raise revenue through player sales and overseas tours. Most recently, they have devised a new strategy.

As part of their 125th-anniversary festivities, Barcelona reportedly plans to play the Argentina National Team in the recently rebuilt Spotify Camp Nou in 2019.

It will allow Lionel Messi to return home and bid the Barcelona supporters farewell following his abrupt exit from the team in 2021 due to a Bosman trade.

Lionel Messi received two Ballon d’Ors after departing Barcelona: the first in 2021 for capturing the Copa America with Argentina, and the second in 2023 for winning the soccer World Cup in 2022.

When he returns home, he will have the opportunity to deliver the World Cup trophy and all eight Ballon d’Or at Camp Nou.

An era will end for Barcelona when they host Lionel Messi, as Argentina finally bids farewell to the supporters who have cheered for him for more than fifteen years. Barcelona needs to pay particular attention to this because of the conditions surrounding its departure in 2021.

In addition, it will mark the opening of Spotify Camp Nou and the beginning of the new Espai Barça development.

Given that both Barcelona and Argentina are participating, Messi will likely play one half for each team. According to the report, he is expected to play for Argentina in the first half and Barça in the second.

Similar to what they did for Xavi in 2015, when the Spaniard played his last game, Barcelona will plan an exclusive tifo for Lionel Messi.

This year’s tifo will be much more expansive and impressive than the previous one, with Spotify Camp Nou scheduled to expand to accommodate 120,000 people.

Nike is anticipated to create a special 125th-anniversary kit for Barcelona, complete with a patch and perhaps a one-of-a-kind design akin to the El Clasico special kit from 2021 or the unique fourth jerseys with the Senyera kits’ red and yellow colours.

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