FIFA World Cup 2022: All the information Lionel Messi has damaged and might nonetheless break | Football News

FIFA World Cup 2022: All the information Lionel Messi has damaged and might nonetheless break | Football News
FIFA World Cup 2022: All the information Lionel Messi has damaged and might nonetheless break | Football News

Eight years in the past, within the 2014 version of the FIFA World Cup, Lionel Messi took on the duty of taking Argentina to the World Cup title. Despite the not so spectacular trio of Gonazalo Higuain, Sergio Aguero (who picked up an damage) and Angel Di Maria, Messi continued to plough on. And he did. But he and his staff of white and sky blue shirts could not clear the ultimate hurdle.
Argentina went down by a solitary objective to Germany within the summit conflict, with Mario Gotze scoring the late further time winner. Messi was handed the Golden Ball for Player of the Tournament (a call many did not agree with). But for him the World Cup trophy is what actually mattered, not the prize for being the perfect within the event, which many would argue, he actually wasn’t in 2014.
Cut to 2022 and Messi finds himself as soon as once more inside touching distance of doing what his childhood idol Diego Maradona did 36 years in the past. Standing in his and Argentina’s approach this time shall be both France or shock package deal Morocco.

Messi has already introduced that the ultimate on Sunday shall be his final World Cup match for Argentina. It is actually now his final shot at glory and immortality.
Unlike 2014 although, Messi has discovered help when he actually wanted it. Like within the semi-final vs Croatia, the place Julain Alvarez (who grew uo idolising Messi) scored twice and have become Messi’s excellent ‘associate in crime’.
Regardless of whether or not Messi and Argentina win the World Cup this time or not, the little magician has already damaged plenty of information in Qatar.

TimesofIndia.com right here takes a take a look at the World Cup information damaged by Messi thus far and those that he stands on the cusp of breaking:
1. Only participant to each rating and help in 4 totally different World Cup matches (as soon as in 2006, thrice in 2022)
2. Only participant to attain and help in three totally different matches in a single version of the World Cup, since 1966 (2022 version in Qatar). Has a complete of 8 World Cup assists thus far to his title (2006-2022)
3. Oldest participant (35) to attain 5 objectives in a single version of the World Cup
4. Only participant to get on the assists sheet in 5 totally different editions of the World Cup (2006-2022)
5. Tied with Germany’s Lothar Matthaus for a report 25 World Cup appearances. Will maintain the solo report when he seems within the remaining on Sunday

6. One of solely 5 gamers to attain in 4 totally different editions of the World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo holds the general report (5). The different three who’ve scored in 4 totally different World Cups are: Pele, Uwe Seeler and Miroslav Klose
7. One of solely six gamers to attain within the Round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals, for the reason that Round of 16 was launched within the 1986 version. The different 5 are: Salvatore Schillaci (1990); Roberto Baggio (1994); Hristo Stoichkov (1994); Davor Suker (1998); Wesley Sneijder (2010)
8. Most objectives for Argentina ever within the World Cup, with 11. Went previous the outdated report of 10 held by Gabriel Batistuta when he scored towards Croatia within the first semi-final
9. Only the eighth participant to succeed in the tally 11 World Cup objectives. Is at present tied with Sandor Kocsis (Hungary) and Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany)

10. Joint chief for scoring or helping in probably the most variety of World Cup matches. Is tied with Brazil’s Ronaldo on 13
11. Joint chief for many assists within the knockout rounds. Tied with Pele on 6
12. Most variety of appearances as staff captain – 18 for Argentina
Lionel Messi at Qatar 2022:
Goals: 5
Assists: 3
Lionel Messi on the 2014 World Cup (final time Argentina reached the ultimate):
Goals: 4
Assists: 1
Won the Golden Ball for Player of the Tournament

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