In the final of the World Cup in Qatar, Argentina became the champion by defeating France in penalty shootouts in a match that ended 3-3 in 120 minutes. Lionel Messi, who scored two goals in the match, broke many records.
Lionel Messi, Argentina’s top scorer in the World Cup, broke many firsts in the match in which they beat France 4-2 in penalty shootout.
France and Argentina are battling for their 3rd World Cup victory in their history.
Argentina’s star Lionel Messi broke new records with his time against France.
Messi, who broke Lothar Matthaus’ record for the most World Cup matches played in Croatia, became the record holder with the match against France.
PLAYER WHO PLAYED THE MOST MATCHES
With 26 World Cup appearances, the Argentine star is the player with the most World Cup appearances.
The 3 footballers with the most appearances at the World Cup
1- Lionel Messi – Argentina (26 matches)
2- Lothar Matthaus – Germany (25 matches)
3- Miroslav Klose – Germany (24 matches)
MESSI GETS THE MOST MINUTES
Lionel Messi played more than 24 minutes in the match, surpassing Italian Paolo Maldini to become the most capped player in World Cup history.
PLAYER WITH THE MOST GOALS SCORED
Lionel Messi, who hit the net from the penalty spot against France, became the player with the most goals with 13 goals and 6 assists.
ARGENTINA’S TOP SCORER
With his goal in the semi-final against Croatia, Messi surpassed Gabriel Batistuta to become the top scorer in Argentina’s national team history at the World Cup with 13 goals.
HE ALSO OVERTOOK PELE
Messi, who increased his goal tally at the World Cup to 13, overtook Brazilian legend Pele to become the top scorer.
COULD CATCH KLOSE
If Argentina defeat France on penalties, Messi will join Miroslav Klose’s record for the most World Cup victories with 17.