Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi records in FIFA World Cup history

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Ronaldo vs Messi

The two modern-day legends have entered their career’s fifth and last world cup with all hopes and their heads held high to win the most coveted title in the history of sports for their side.

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Both the legendary ballers have featured in 4 world cups ever since 2006 and have successfully made it to the ongoing WC in Qatar.

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All in total Ronaldo has played 17 matches for Portugal while Messi has featured 20 times for his national side the latest addition came against Saudi Arabia in Qatar.

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While Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in all the previous four WCs, Lionel Messi despite featuring in 2010 couldn’t find the net when the game was scheduled in Africa.

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For Ronaldo, the best-ever run came in his maiden world cup outing in 2006 when Portugal reached the semi-final while Messi with his exceptional gameplay took Argentina to Finals in 2014 eventually losing it.

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Both the legends have netted 7 times in their World Cup matches to date, where Messi leveled CR7’s record in this World Cup itself by converting the penalty against Saudi Arabia, however, lost the match.

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Ronaldo’s best campaign came in 2018 in Russia when he scored 4 goals in 4 games while Messi his dream run was thwarted in 2014 when he walked out as the Golden Ball winner.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo will be leading his side by being assisted by the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Pepe, Ruben Dias, and Bernardo Silva to fulfill what he hasn’t achieved yet.

Lionel Messi

On the other hand, Messi-led Argentina will have Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez, Cristian Romero, and Paulo Dybala who will be giving their best to bid a memorable farewell to their skipper.