Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi holds a multitude of records in his storied career, and he could shatter two historic records at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
For one, Diego Maradona holds the record for the most appearances at the World Cup for Argentina with 21. With a mere three more such appearances, Messi will then break this notable record of Maradona’s, and, barring any injury, he should manage to reach this feat at the end of the World Cup group stage.
Argentine players with the most matches in the World Cup 🇦🇷
Diego Maradona: 21 games
Lionel Messi: 19 games pic.twitter.com/dj6qj1m3VY
— Leo Messi 🔟 (@WeAreMessi) November 12, 2022
On the other hand, Maradona logged an Argentina record eight total assists in his World Cup career, including five at the 1986 edition of the tournament. Messi has notched five total assists at the World Cup, and he needs four such passes at the upcoming World Cup to shatter Maradona’s mark for the most assists for Argentina at the sport’s biggest tournament.
Argentina will open up its group stage schedule with a clash against Saudi Arabia next week.