Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi holds numerous impressive records in his career, and he managed to add another historic record to his grand collection on Wednesday.
The Argentina national team took care of business in its final group stage match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as it cruised to a 2-0 win over Poland. Messi featured in the 22nd career fixture of his World Cup career, which broke a tie with Diego Maradona for the most matches played at the sport’s biggest tournament for La Albiceleste.
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Overall, Messi also holds the record for the most all-time appearances for Argentina with 168, as former defender Javier Mascherano sits in second place on this leaderboard with 147.
For now, Messi has his sights set on Argentina’s upcoming World Cup round of 16 clash against Australia coming up on Saturday. The PSG forward is looking to advance to the quarterfinal round of the World Cup for the fourth time in his career.