Messi on highway to greatness with six information in sight

Messi on road to greatness with six records in sight

DOHA: One of the best footballers of all-time Lionel Messi is only one win away from attaining the largest reward of his entire profession when his aspect Argentina meets the holders France within the FIFA World Cup closing as we speak at Lusail Stadium. 

Argentina’s captain has the final alternative to make his closing worldwide look a memorable outing for him since he already introduced his retirement from enjoying for his nation after this World Cup.

As France will likely be aiming to turn into the third crew after Italy and Brazil to win consecutive titles, Messi’s Argentina will attempt to seal their first after an extended hole of 36 years when iconic Diego Maradona led the best way.

With all eyes fastened on the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner to finish his set of medals – because the World Cup trophy stays the one lacking hyperlink in his in any other case prolific profession – there are a number of different information he can register within the closing in Qatar.

Most wins by a participant in World Cup:

Messi has already gained 16 video games in FIFA World Cup, but when he wins as we speak’s closing, he’ll equal legendary German striker Miroslav Klose’s file of essentially the most wins in World Cups.

Most appearances in World Cups: 

Notwithstanding the end result of the ultimate, the mere presence on the sector will take Messi to his file 26th look in World Cups, most by any participant, surpassing Germany’s Lothar Matthaus ( 25 appearances).

 Most minutes performed in World Cup:

Italian legend Paolo Maldini at present holds the file for many minutes performed in World Cup historical past with 2,217. Messi, alternatively, has performed for two,194 minutes to this point whereas 24 extra minutes will take him to the highest of this chart.

Most assists in World cups:

The Argentina striker has contributed 9 assists in FIFA World Cup video games to this point. With ten assists underneath his belt, Brazilian celebrity Pele at present holds the highest spot. Messi will break this file if he can help his teammates in scoring at the very least two objectives within the championship sport.

Multiple Golden Ball awards: 

With three assists and 5 objectives, Messi is a first-rate contender for the Golden Ball, one of many two coveted particular person awards on the World Cups. He was bestowed with the title within the 2014 World Cup and if he will get it this time round too, he’ll turn into the one participant to win two ‘Golden Ball’, an award for the perfect all-round performer of the World Cup.

Winner of each Golden Boot and Golden Ball in World Cup:

Golden Boot, one other prestigious particular person award is given to the very best goal-scorer in an version of the FIFA World Cup. The distinctive honour of being awarded each Golden Boot and Golden Ball is one thing that solely seven gamers prior to now, particularly Silva (1938), Garrincha (1962), Ronaldo (1998 Golden Ball, 2002 Golden Boot), Paolo Rossi (1982), Salvatore Schillaci (1990), and former Argentina star Mario Kempes (1978) have achieved.

Tied with France’s Mbappe at 5 objectives, Messi has to attain extra objectives than his PSG team-mate to say Golden Boot. And if Messi manages to get each awards, he would be the solely participant to take action within the current century.

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