Lionel Messi scores his fastest-ever career goal for Argentina, watch

Lionel Messi scores his fastest-ever career goal for Argentina, watch

Nearly a week after making the big money move to Inter Miami, Messi is back recording another milestone, this one personal. 

Messi scored a screamer after only 1 minute and 19 seconds for Argentina this afternoon in a friendly against Australia. It was officially the fastest goal of his career. 

Will Messi play at World Cup 2026? 

The 35-year-old continues to show why he's still one of the best players in the world. 

Securing a pass from Chelsea's midfielder Enzo Fernandez near the edge of the box, the new Inter Miami man nicked the ball to his left foot. With a swift curl, he sent it sailing past Socceroos' goalie, Mathew Ryan. 

The super strike is his 10th goal in just his last seven games for Argentina, including the two he scored in last December's triumphant World Cup finals against France. It was also his 91st goal against FIFA's Top 100 ranked teams. 

But will Messi feature at the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada, and Mexico? 

“In principle, I'm done,” he told reporters earlier this week. But he told fans he'd be there to watch the competition. 

We all know what happened the last time Messi teased retiring from the national team — he merely returned and took the Albiceleste to Copa America and World Cup glory. 

Photo: Twitter/BarcaWorldwide

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