Lionel Messi can make even more history, on the Qatar World Cup with Argentina
Former FC Barcelona striker Lionel Andres Messi is on fire at the start of the season, and he looks more focused than ever. He plays well, he’s happy and he seems excited, both with PSG and with Argentina.
Just two months after playing what could be his last World Cup, we already know the records that Lionel could break in this tournament, among the records, one means surpassing Diego Armando Maradona.
The first record within his reach would be to be the player with the most matches played in World Cups. The German Lothar Matthaus has the most, with 25, while Messi has 19. In order to match it, the Argentine star must reach at least the semi-finals of the tournament.
How can he beat Maradona?
The captain of the Argentine national team will have no problem becoming the Argentine with the most appearances in the world cup, surpassing Diego Maradona’s 21 appearances. He just has to play all 3 group stage matches to get past the legend.