Potentials Records Lionel Messi Can Achieve At FIFA World Cup 2022 – There are many big names who will be coming to Qatar for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022. Argentina’s captain and striker Lionel Messi who is also considered as one of the greatest to have ever played the game will also be in Qatar. The FIFA World Cup trophy is one of the prestigious awards in the game of football. There have been many greats who have ended their career without the world cup. With Lionel Messi in his final attempt will be aiming for nothing less than being crowned champion of the world. In the course of this journey, Lionel Messi is due to break many records. Let’s see which are the potential records Lionel Messi can achieve at FIFA World Cup 2022.
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Potentials Records Lionel Messi Can Achieve At FIFA World Cup 2022
Let’s check out some records which Messi can break at the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022. This is expected to be the last shot at FIFA World Cup for Leo Messi considering his age.
Most World Cup Matches Appearance at FIFA World Cup
Lionel Messi could end the FIFA World Cup 2022 as the player with most FIFA World Cup match appearances ever. Currently, Messi has featured in 19 matches. Currently, German Lothar Matthaus holds the record with 25 appearances. To equal the record, Argentina needs to reach at least the Semi Finals. If Argentina plays the final on 18th December 2022, Lionel Messi would end up with 26 match appearances.
Most World Cup Match Appearance at FIFA World Cup for any Argentinian player
As of today, Diego Maradona with 21 match appearances is the Argentianian player with most FIFA World Cup match appearances. With Lionel Messi expected to feature in all Argentina’s matches, Messi will surely break Maradona‘s record even if Argentina fail to qualify for the group stage. Messi will end up with 22 appearances which will be most by any Argentinian player.
Most Appearances at Multiple FIFA World Cup
Lionel Messi has featured in Germany (2006), South Africa (2010), Brazil (2014) and Russia (2018). The upcoming FIFA World Cup at Qatar will be his fifth world cup appearance. This will put him ahead of Maradona and Javier Mascherano who have played four world cups each. This will also equal Antonio Carbajal, Lothar Matthäus and Rafael Márquez record for most appearances at Multiple FIFA World Cup. All have featured in five world cups.
Most Goals Scored by Argentinian Player at FIFA World Cup
This is a tough record to beat but if we consider Argentina to win the world cup, then Messi has to score and if Messi scores, he will surely achieve this record. Lionel Messi has scored 6 goals in his 19 appearances for Argentina. He needs five more goals to become top Argentinian goal scorer at the FIFA World Cup. Currently, Gabriel Batistuta holds the record with 10 goals.
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