After 36 years of waiting, Argentina finally broke its longing for the title. Argentina won the World Cup again after 1986.
Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, won the title, beating last year’s champions France at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium on Sunday.
The dream is true. The golden trophy is his. Yet Lionel Messi still seems to be in a dream world. Once again, it may seem that the 36-year wait is over.
Some of Lionel Messi’s records are highlighted in this article.
Messi has played the most 26 matches in World Cup history. Broke Germany’s Lothar Mathews’ record of 25 matches
Messi broke the record by playing 2315 minutes in the World Cup. Beats Italian Paolo Maldini’s previous record of 2217 minutes
WC record as captain Messi played 19 matches
Messi’s 13 goals made him the top scorer for Argentina in the World Cup. In total, he is the fourth most goalscorer in World Cup history.
Messi is the only player to have assisted in five World Cups. 21 With the most 21 goals in the WC (13) goals, eight assists) including Messi
The difference between Messi’s first goal in the World Cup and his last goal is 16 years 184 days.
Messi is the only player to have scored in the group stage, a round of 16, quarter-final, semi-final, and final of a World Cup tournament.