With five months to go before the start of Qatar 2022, these are Lionel Messi’s World Cup stats.
In the next appointment, he has the possibility of becoming the player with the most matches played in the history of the World Cups, entering the nickname of the most played World Cups and being the only Argentine to be present in five editions, and if he shows all his goalscoring facet , become the historical gunner of the selection, according to the journalist Gustavo Berlingieri.
World Cup matches
If the Argentine National Team plays the seven possible games and Messi is in all of them, he would reach 26, surpassing the historic Lothar Matthäus.
Lothar Matthäus with 25 Miroslav Klose 24 Paolo Maldini 23 Diego Armando Maradona 21 Cafú, Philipp Lahm, Javier Mascherano and Bastián Schweinsteiger 20
Cristiano Ronaldo 17
Only in the Argentine National Team:
Diego Armando Maradona 21 Javier Mascherano 20
World Cups played
If he is present in Qatar, he will join the prestigious list of players with the most World Cups played.
With 5 world: Antonio Carvajal and Rafa Márquez (Mexico), Lothar Matthäus and Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
With 4 World Cups: Leo MessiJavier Mascherano and Diego Maradona (Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Andres Guardado and Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico)
World Cups with the Argentina National Team shirt
With 4 World Cups:
Diego Armando Maradona (1982-1986-1990-1994) Javier Mascherano (2006-2010-2014-2018)
Leo Messi (2006-2010-2014-2018)
With 3 World Cups:
Ángel Di María (2010-2014-2018) Top scorer in World Cups
In this item, there is the great absence of Lio, but if he equals his mark from Brazil 2014, he could make history within the country and become one of the most important scorers in football.
Miroslav Klose 16 Ronaldo (Brazil) 15 Gerd Müller 14 Just Fontaine 13 Pelé 12 Further down, Diego Armando Maradona with 8 and Lionel Messi with 6
Top scorers of the Argentine National Team in World Cups
Gabriel Batistuta 10 Guillermo Stabile 8 Diego Armando Maradona 8 Mario Alberto Kempes 6
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