Three days after FC Barcelona announced that Lionel Messi won’t be staying in the club, the Argentinian will be addressing the media on Sunday, August 8, in the Auditori 1899 in the Camp Nou. Until now, Messi has kept quiet about his future since the news broke on Thursday.
Messi had reached an agreement with Barcelona, where he has been for the last 21 years of his life, to sign a five-year contract with a 50 percent reduction of his salary. However, president Joan Laporta said that the club couldn’t be “put at risk” renewing Messi due to the huge financial problems it is facing. Also, La Liga regulations have prevent the sign of a new contract.
The 34-year-old will make his first public comments since the announcement of his departure from Barcelona, where he has set club records for appearances, goals and official titles. Here, check out when, where and how to watch Messi’s final words as a culé.
Messi’s press conference: Time
Argentina: 7:00 AM
United States: 6:00 AM (ET) / 3:00 AM (PT)
Canada: 6:00 AM (EDT) / 3:00 AM (PDT)
Mexico: 5:00 AM
UK: 11:00 AM
Spain: 12:00 PM
Germany: 12:00 PM
Messi’s press conference: How to watch or stream it
The event, in which Messi will address the press for the first time after the club announced his exit this season, will be broadcast live with English translation on Barça TV+. Also it can be streamed on the official website of the club.